After a few hours in the wholly uninspiring town of Newcastle, Edinburgh was absolutely amazing. We stayed with a really fun couple who had this delightful feast waiting for us. Sausage, lamb, peas, mashed potatoes, carrots, and red cabbage, all drizzled with a nice big portion of gravy.
The next day we wasted no time finding a pub so we could try haggis, the national dish of Scotland.
If you don’t know what goes into making haggis, it’s probably best you remain uninformed. I was slightly hesitant, but it’s actually pretty good – essentially really flavorful crumbled sausage. It was served with “neeps and tatties” (mashed parsnips and mashed potatoes).
I think my body is in shock with all this rich food and meat after all the brothy noodle soups in Thailand! I’m just happy to be able to wash it all down with a nice dark ale.