Traditional Glasgow Food
Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Glasgow is complete without tasting the traditional Glasgow food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Glasgow to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.
- Bannock: any of a large variety of flat quick breads.
- Barbecued Piggy Scallops: barbecues made from shelled scallops and bacon.
- Black Pudding: sausage made of pork blood.
- Fried Parsley: fried in fat parsley and one of the prettiest garnishes.
- Pottit heid: meat jelly made of meat taken from the head, the heart and the feet of the animal.
- Rollmops: pickled herring fillets.
- Scotch Eggs: boiled eggs wrapped in sausage meat.
- Scotch pie: a small pie made from meat of lamb and beef.
- Smoked salmon: the delicacy that is as a rule smoked fillet of this fish.
- Square sausage: minced meat prepared into a square shape.
- Baud bree: game soup made from hare.
- Cock-a-leekie soup: soup dish of leeks and chicken stock, sometimes decorated with prunes.
- Cullen Skink: a thick Scottish soup made of smoked Finnan haddie, potatoes and onions.
- Game soup: prepared from Scottish game that is believed to be the best game in the world.
- Hairst Bree: a soup with all fresh vegetables and meat boiled into a single light broth.
- Partan bree: made from white crab meat and rice boiled in milk with cream.
- Scotch broth: a soup made from barley, stewing or braising cuts of lamb or mutton, root vegetables.
- Arran Potato Salad: made from waxy potatoes, peas, beetroot, onion.
- Britannic Coleslaw: light salad as it combines many fresh fruits and vegetables, such as apples, etc.
- Herb Salad with Chicken Liver: made from chicken livers, milk, onions, baby capers, gherkins, parsley.
- Raw Beef Salad: made from raw beef and pie Parmesan.
- Arbroath smokies: a type of smoked haddock.
- Boiled Gigot of Mutton or Lamb: made from the legs of mutton or lamb, that are boiled in milk with onion, carrots and all sorts of herbs.
- Cabbie claw: traditionally made using Speldings, young fish of the Gadidae family, such as Cod, Haddock or Whiting and is served with sauce.
- Chicken Tikka Masala: a curry dish of roasted chicken chunks (tikka) served in a rich-tasting red or orange-colored sauce.
- Crappit heid: a fish dish made from the head of a large cod stuffed with a mixture of oats, suet, onion, white pepper and the liver of the fish.
- Finnan Haddie: a smoked haddock.
- Kedgeree: a dish made mainly of cooked, flaked fish, boiled rice, parsley, hard-boiled eggs.
- Mince and tatties: minced beef and mashed potato.
- Roast Aberdeen Angus beef: roasted very quickly and has a rare roast.
- Roast Grouse: roast grouse laced with bacon.
- Roast Haunch of Venison: roast venison that is low in fat.
- Roast Woodcock/Snipe: baked birds.
- Skirlie: an oat dish fried in butter with onions and spinach.
- Stovies: a dish with potatoes, onions and meat.
- White pudding: or oatmeal pudding is a meat dish in the shape of sausage.
- Abernethy biscuits: digestive biscuits with no artificial ingredients and no preservatives.
- Apple Frushie: an open fruit cake.
- Berwick cockle: a Scots style sweet (candy) colored white with red stripes.
- Blaeberry pie: an open pie made with fresh or frozen blueberries at the top.
- Black bun: not a bun but a fruit cake covered from all parts by pastry.
- Burnt Cream: or Crème brûlée that consists of a rich custard base topped with a contrasting layer of hard caramel.
- Caramel shortbread: a biscuit confectionery item, made in layers: biscuit base, a caramel filling and a chocolate topping.
- Carrageen Moss Pudding: made from a kind of seaweed.
- Clootie Dumpling: a pudding made with breadcrumbs, dried fruit (sultanas and currants).
- Cranachan: a dessert made from a mixture of whipped cream, whiskey, honey, and fresh raspberries topped with toasted oatmeal.
- Drop-scones: also called Scotch pancakes, served with jam, cream.
- Dundee cake: traditional Scottish fruit cake with rich flavor, it is decorated with white almonds at the top.
- Fatty Cutties: traditional dessert made from a mixture of currant, butter, milk and flour.
- Granny sookers: very hard and round in shape "boiled sweets".
- Hatted Kit: a dessert made with the sweet buttermilk and fresh curd, served with berries.
- Marmalade pudding: a light pudding cooked from sugar, butter, eggs, flour, marmalade and is served with custard.
- Moffat toffee: a boiled sweet with tangy but sweet center and with unusual flavor.
- Pan drops: round sugar candies, white in color, sometimes with peppermint flavor.
- Petticoat tails: buttery crispy cakes served with cream, ice cream, good with tea or coffee
- Puff candy: a sweet made from brown sugar, corn syrup, baking soda, and has a sponge-like texture.
- Scone: a small British quick bread (or cake if recipe includes sugar) made of wheat, barley or oatmeal.
- Scottish Crumpet: also called Scottish pancake and is a sweet and savory bread snack made from flour and yeast.
- Scottish oatcakes: a type of cracker or pancake, made from oatmeal.
- Sticky Toffee Pudding: steamed dessert consisting of a very moist sponge cake, made with finely chopped dates or prunes, covered in a toffee sauce.
- Tablet: a very sugary, fudge-like candy made from butter, sugar, condensed milk.
- Tipsy Laird: a dessert made in layers of Victoria sponge cake, raspberry jam, whiskey, cream, sometimes chocolate is scattered on the top.
- Haggis: a kind of sausage, or savory pudding cooked in a casing of sheep's intestine, as many sausages are.
- Fish and chips: a popular take-away food, that consists of deep-fried fish and potatoes.
- Irn-Bru: a popular carbonated soft drink produced in Blantyre, Scotland. it is bright orange in color.
- Red Kola: a carbonated soft drink made from fruit extracts, and may include flavoring from the kola nut.
- Scottish Blend tea: Scotland's second most popular brand of tea.
- Sugarelly: or sugarelly water, is a traditional Scottish soft drink made with liquorice.
- Atholl brose: a Scottish drink obtained by mixing oatmeal brose, honey, whisky, and sometimes cream
- Drambuie: a honey- and herb-flavored golden liqueur made from aged malt whisky, heather honey and a secret blend of herbs and spices.
- Ginger wine: a fortified wine made from a fermented blend of ground ginger and raisins
- Heather ale: also Fraoch Heather Ale is considered the oldest ale in the world, it is lightly carbonated, smooth with some maltiness scent.
- Het Pint: or hot pint, is an alcoholic drink made from ale or beer, whiskey, wine, brandy, sugar, eggs.
- Pale lager: a very pale to golden-coloured beer.
- Scotch whisky: whisky made in Scotland, aged in oak barrels for at least three years.
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