[ Local Delicacies ]
The food in Northern Ireland is as diverse as its
people. This section of the site will educate you in the ways of
Norn Iron eating and eateries.
Northern Irish people love to eat nearly as much as they love to
drink, so when you meet a Northern Irish person the chances are
they'll be eating or drinking.
A firm staple in any Norn Iron diet is Tayto Cheese & Onion. Tasty
on their own or in a buttered piece, Tayto Cheese & Onion are, as
the locals put it, "The bee's knees" or some other appendage from
some other animal.
The Pastie Bap is 100% pure Northern Irish
through and through. Invented in 1987 to counter the popularity of
Wimpy Burgers in Belfast, the Pastie Bap can be found in most
Chippies. There is no need for side salad or sauces with one of
these, they are perfect on their own.
Every household has Stew at least once a week.
Jaffa Cakes are mandatory.
'Taty Bread (Potato Bread) is made in kitchens all around the
country and eaten by millions. Some old lady in each street is
finishing off a batch 'Taty Bread every 74 seconds in Belfast. It is
still a mystery why some folk insist on buying theirs from the Co.
And why it's called bread exactly remains to be seen. You can't buy
a loaf of Potato Bread. Another unique feature of the floury, bakery
landscape that is Northern Ireland.
If 'Taty Bread is the daft prince of Norn Iron cuisine, then Soda
Farls are the Supreme Emperor. If you have visited Northern Ireland,
visited all the sites mentioned in the Places of Interest section,
if you have "learnt the lingo", if you've had a Pastie Bap, if
you've visited anywhere else in Northern Ireland and you leave
without trying a Soda Farl stuffed with fried eggs, sausage and
bacon, then you have never visited Northern Ireland. Sodas are the
total king of foods in Northern Ireland. You'll love them so much
you'll bring some home for your own Granny. And you'll be back for
more in a matter of weeks. Floury, tough, chewy, moist, greasy and