Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Cardiff is complete without tasting the local food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Cardiff to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.
- Anglesey Eggs: dish prepared with potatoes, leeks, eggs, butter, milk, flour, Caerphilly cheese and black pepper.
- Bakestones: traditional Welsh snacks made from flour, sultanas, raisins, and/or currants, and may also include cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Bara Brith: yeast bread enriched with dried fruit.
- Bara Ceirch: oatcakes.
- Caerphilly Cheese: hard, white cheese that originates in the area around the town of Caerphilly in Wales.
- Clark's Pies: pie filled with beef, vegetables and gravy.
- Laverbread: traditional Welsh delicacy made from laver.
- Pub Mustard: British condiment made with mustard, brown sugar and strong ale.
- Selsig Morgannwg (Glamorgan sausage): traditional Welsh vegetarian sausage whose main ingredients are cheese, leeks and breadcrumbs.
- Teisennau Tatws: potato cakes.
- Cawl Cennin: leek soup.
- Cawl Berw Dŵr â Thatws: watercress and potato soup.
- Cawl Daandl Poethion: Welsh nettle soup.
- Cawl Lafwr: laver soup.
- Cawl Letysen: lettuce soup.
- Salad Cennin, Afalau a Chnau Ffrengig: leek, apple and walnut salad.
- Tomato and Caerphilly Salad: salad made with famous Welsh cheese.
- Boiled Bacon and Parsley Sauce: boiled bacon in a sauce made from chopped fresh parsley, butter, flour, milk and pepper.
- Cawl: Welsh stew with lamb and leeks.
- Crempog Las: Welsh omelette, cooked with flour.
- Faggots: traditionally made from pig's heart, liver and fatty belly meat or bacon minced together, with herbs added for flavouring and sometimes breadcrumbs.
- Ffowlyn Cymreig (Welsh Chicken): Welsh chicken pie.
- Pastei Oen Cymreig: Welsh lamb pie.
- Pastai Tatws: potato pie, traditionally served with pickled beetroot or red cabbage.
- Penwaig wedi eu Stwffio: stuffed herrings.
- Shepherd’s Pie: meat pie made with beef mince and with a crust made from mashed potato.
- Steak and Kidney Pudding: a pudding made by enclosing diced steak and beef, lamb's or pig's kidney pieces in gravy in a suet pastry.
- Stiw Eidion Cymreig: traditional beef stew.
- Tatws a Chig yn y Popty: meat and potatoes in the oven.
- Tatws Popty (Oven potatoes): traditional Welsh stew, made with potatoes, vegetables and a joint of meat, and cooked in an oven.
- Tatws Pum Munud (Five-minute potatoes): traditional Welsh stew, made with smoked bacon, stock, potatoes and other vegetables.
- Welsh Cheese Pudding: made with cheese, eggs and sliced bread.
- Welsh Rarebit: dish made with a savoury sauce of melted cheese and various other ingredients and served hot over toast.
- Cacen Gneifio (Shearing Cake): classic sponge-style cake with nutmeg, lemon zest and caraway seeds.
- Pwdin Eryri (Snowdon Pudding): boiled pudding made from suet, breadcrumbs and ground rice.
- Teisen Carawe: caraway seed cake.
- Teisen Mel: traditional Welsh honey cake.
- Welsh Christmas Pudding: traditional pudding made with currants and raisins, brown sugar, breadcrumbs and spices.
- Crempog: Welsh pancake made with flour, eggs, milk and butter.
- Hamburger: sandwich consisting of a cooked patty of ground meat placed inside a sliced bread roll.
- Cockles: are sold freshly boiled then seasoned with malt vinegar and white pepper.
- Fish and chips: deep-fried fish covered in batter, accompanied by deep-fried chipped potatoes.
- Glengettie: blend of tea aimed at Welsh consumers.
- Tŷ Nant: natural spring mineral water from Ceredigion, Wales.
- Brains Beer: national beer of Wales with the brewery based in Cardiff.
- Felinfoel Beer: popular Welsh beer.
- Gwîn Betys: classic Welsh wine made from beetroot, sugar and raisins.
- Mead: honey wine.
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