A foodies bucket list of what to eat in Glasgow.
If you ask any Glaswegian to sum up Glasgow in a few sentences you're most likely to hear the words university, pubs, cider, whisky, beer, a lot of beer and most importantly food. The Glaswegian's don't just adore their food but take pride in it. Besides being home to Britain's oldest universities, Glasgow is known for its fresh produce of seafood and meat, its butter soaked breads and its extensive range of over 2000 restaurants. If you're one of those lucky few on your way to Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games 2014 you'll pretty much eat your way through the city. Here are 5 things that should definitely be on your list of foods to eat: Scotch Pie - This traditional Scottish meat pie is crisp and crusty on the outside and soft and gravy like on the inside. It's a double crusted meat pie stuffed with minced mutton and rounded up with puff pastry that's baked till it turns golden brown and flaky. Haggis - Haggis is Scotland's national dish and is most commonly eaten as part of a big breakfast platter. It comprises of sheep's stomach stuffed with diced pieces of sheep liver, lungs and heart with onions and seasoning. Haggis is simmered in boiling water for an hour or two before being served.
Black Pudding - What some people might consider as leftovers, the Scottish consider as a delicacy. Black pudding is made with pork blood, onions, pork fat and flavoured oatmeal. White pudding is another version of this dish which is made without pork blood and enjoyed in some parts of Glasgow.
Shortbread - Shortbread is a type of flatbread or biscuit that is made from sugar, cream, condensed milk, and a generous amount of butter. They've got a rich texture and melt in your mouth at the very first bite. Lorne Sausage - Also known as a square sausage or sliced sausage, this is commonly served for breakfast. It's made from ground beef, ground pork, bread crumbs and mild seasoning.