I’m so hungry I could eat a horse! It’s a common expression but many people wouldn’t think to try horse. Sometimes we unknowingly eat it. The great horse meat scandal unveiled that Tesco was mixing horse meat in frozen “beef” dishes like lasagne, spaghetti bolognese and beef patties.
If you’re game to eat horse meat in Dublin, you can likely find it at the Temple Bar Food Market. Paddy Jack’s stall also offers grilled beef and lamb skewers as well but that’s boring considering you can eat these non racing animals everywhere. I bought a horse skewer for 2 euro and honestly it was pretty dry and chewy. It was likely overcooked, then sat around a bit, and was then reheated. The taste is gamey, similar to venison, but tough as a Kentucky Derby thoroughbred. Bell could not sink her teeth into this due to fond childhood memories with horses.
Perhaps it was an off day when I tried it. If you enjoyed eating horse meat in Dublin, let us know in the comments below!
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