Irish Food You Must Try as an International Student

Irish Food You Must Try as an International Student

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When you study abroad, you are sure to experience a wonderful time of exploration and discovery, may it be in studies or cultures. In Ireland, you can fully understand the country by consuming everything Irish to complete the whole Irish experience.

Aside from providing quality education and pocket-friendly living, its food is something that you must try. Learn more about a few things that make Ireland a great place for international study as we list down some of the best Irish food:

Soda Bread

Soda bread is the perfect after-class or energy-booster snack. This traditional bread in Ireland is a staple of food and drink for the Irish people. It is a simple and quick bread. The bread uses baking soda, which is why it is called such a name, instead of yeast, also added are buttermilk, flour, salt, and a little sugar. It comes in either brown or white varieties.

Irish Stew

This stew consists of lamb or mutton with vegetables such as potatoes, parsnips, carrots, and onions. Its broth can be thick and has a gravy-like consistency, while in other places, it is thinner. Today, the Irish stews include beef with a little touch of Guinness beer. Its native recipe is not consistent all the time and the Irish cannot decide on it either.


A quite simple traditional dish like mashed potato with cabbage or kale and butter, Colcannon will warm you up during your studies. It is literally translated as “white-headed cabbage” and a St. Patrick’s Day favorite.


Popular for its oysters, Ireland’s Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival is proof of how excellent Irish oysters are. In fact, Galway is considered to have the best native oysters in the world. Since Ireland is an island, its seafood restaurants near the pier are something that you should go to. If you worry about the expenses, seafood does not need to be expensive. You can opt to go to markets, local wharves, and piers to help you have an affordable seafood meal.


Even though there are a lot of claims that their pint of Guinness is much more delicious than anywhere else, an international taste study discovered that it tastes better in its homeland, Ireland.

Guinness is a must-have on everyone’s food bucket list. It is well-known for its rich and smooth texture as well as its deep black color. It came from malted barley and roasted unmalted barley, while some barleys are burnt. You can find this beverage at most pubs in the country.

Irish Whiskey

The word whiskey originated from the Irish uisce beatha, which means water of life. It is true though that the Irish Whiskey gives life from the production to drinking of it. Its smoothness is famous and has not been erased even if its recipes have been crafted over time. Find the whiskey that matches your taste. Celebrate small academic triumphs over a glass of whiskey or two.

Ireland is reputable for its drinks, and maybe it’s about time for the world to explore this country’s unique cuisine.

Considering pursuing higher education in Ireland? You have a lot more things to learn about this wonderful country. Browse through MSM Unify for tips and other helpful articles about studying in Ireland.


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