Words: Shamim de Brún
Things to eat in and around Dublin from June 13 until June 18
We’ve collected some of the most delectable foods being sold in Dublin right now and compiled them into an extensive ol’ list. Here are five things in Dublin this week that we like the look of:
Nduja had a moment a few years ago. It slowly crept into our diet on chorizo’s coat tails. These days though, it is the go-to for those who want some quality sausage. Here Hen’s Teeth are at it again, turning the spicy – commonly used as a pizza topping- condiment into a scotch-like egg. Scotch eggs are an acquired taste. This looks like it will appeal to all. Count me in!
Served on a plate splashed with Irish curry sauce. I am sold on this one. Irish chipper curry is a delicacy all its own. They even sell it as a separately listed item in British chip shops. Combine it with deep-fried breadcrumbed pan-fired rice, and you have all the makings of a must-try item. The team behind Happy Endings always turn what you’re expecting on its head with a flavourful flair, and this is no exception.
This looks like an Italian sandwich for the ages. Fresh mozzarella, Mortadella sausage, and pistachio pesto. It would make you salivate to think about, let alone smell. But, in a crunchy roll with zingy rocket leaves, it’s sure to be the lunch you wish you were holding right now.
Cais na Tire is a delicious ewe’s milk cheese from Barry Cahalan and Lorraine Davis of Borrisokane, north Tipperary. It’s as if Manchego and Parmesan got it on in your mouth with its crumbly texture and sweet, caramel touches. Now imagine that inside hand-made pasta. Now layer in a silky sauce soubise, and you have a starter worth queuing in the rain for this week.
Roisin Lawlor’s Buckfast burger is the stuff of legend among the vegan community. Considered by many as the best vegan burger in Dublin town, this bad boy will deliver. It’s a construction of fried onion rings, deep-fried jalapenos and smashed Beyond Meat burger with crunchy and Baby Gem lettuce inside a toasted sesame seed bun. Doused in their homemade Buckfast barbecue sauce, there is plenty of flavours to dwell on while the burger does something special to your soul. What more could you want to eat in Dublin this week?
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