Crispy Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes

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They don’t look quite as good as they did on the salt and vinegar potatoes recipe page but they were easy to make.

Unfortunately the potatoes were a taste explosion that my taste buds weren’t ready for. The combination of vinegar, salt and a dash of pepper was too much.
I blame my blocked sinuses as I’m just getting over a bad cold. Plus I rarely add extra salt to my food. I should have expected this!

My wife liked them however. Yay!

Sultan Delight on McCurtain Street

Sultan Delight is a new shop opened on McCurtain Street, Cork, near the Everyman and if this post by Billy Lyons is right, near where the famous Hadji Bey had his shop until the 1970s.

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The shop sells chocolate, Turkish Delight, teas and coffees, spices, cakes, biscuits and more. The chocolate on display is delicious! I had a Chocolate Orange and it was lovely. It’s very sweet and filling so you wouldn’t eat too many. The Chocolate Mint is really nice too and there’s a Chocolate Smarty in the fridge here at home I’m eyeing up but my son has first dibs on that. I’m sure he’ll share with his Dad. Yeah.

Sultan Delight

I also tried a delicious biscuit but I can’t remember what it was called so you’ll have to take my word on it that it was tasty. All the food is hand made, prepared by the owner, Yosra or the chefs at the nearby Sultan Restaurant. There’s also a small alcove in the back where you can enjoy a cup of your favourite beverage and a snack.

Sultan Delight

Go pay them a visit and look around. It’s wonderful to see such a selection of food in a small shop, you’ll love it!

Food fit for a Sultan in Blackrock

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There’s a market every Sunday morning/afternoon in Blackrock village, Cork and one of the highlights is the stall run by Taoufik Hamammi, owner of the Sultan restaurant in the city. They specialise in Lebanese and Moroccan food and it is delicious.

I’m making myself hungry looking at these photos, brb. Yum Yum!

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Boqueria mini review

We had a most delicious meal in Boqueria, Bridge St. Cork this evening. It’s a tapas, wine and cocktail bar that serves delicious food and I’m sure the alcohol tastes nice too but I only had a sip of my wife’s white wine. Staff are super friendly too and even though they squash people in there you should try it out. Recommended!

Ketchup

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There’s a new restaurant in the location Bullys used to be on Paul Street. It’s Ketchup and we’ve just had delicious burgers there. Yum!

Murphy's Ice Cream

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We called into Murphy’s Ice Cream in Dingle this morning. I bought a chocolate and mint ice cream mix. If you’re in the town you really should call in for a scoop or two! Yum!

The business is run by brothers Sean and Kieran who I had hoped would be there but unfortunately they were out. They blog at Ice Cream Ireland and both have twitter accounts: Sean, Kieran