Bon appetit in Welsh is “Bytwch, mae pob gair yn damaid” or “eat up every bite”. Wales is never really associated with famous gastronomy, other than Welsh lamb, Caerphilly cheese and of course leeks. However Welsh Cuisine is thriving, with many visitors coming specially to try out the many Welsh foody delights on offer. Wales also plays host to numerous food festivals throughout the year, where visitors can try and buy local produce, to take home to recreate their favourite recipes. Many of the visitors choose to stay on a Towyn caravan park, providing affordable accommodation all year round.
Award Winning Welsh Cuisine
With so many local ingredients to choose from, it is little wonder that many award-winning restaurants in the North Wales area also tend to produce their menus from this wonderful array of produce. There are many such eating places near to Whitehouse Leisure Park, around the towns of Abergele and Towyn. If you are enjoying a break at any Towyn caravan park, what better excuse than to get out of cooking for the family, than to visit one of these restaurants.
Thrifty Welsh Meals
Wales has a tradition stretching back to the ancient Celts for living off the land, with thrifty, wholesome food made with just a few modest ingredients. The menus were created to feed the hungry appetites of the working people, miners, fisherman, quarry workers and farmers.
A classic Welsh breakfast comprises bacon, laverbread, which is actually seaweed fried into patties, eggs and cockles. A Welsh afternoon tea contains Welsh cakes, a type of scone cooked on a griddle and Bara Brith, a sticky, sweet bread speckled with fruit and for supper, a traditional Welsh rarebit.
Other Traditional Welsh dishes
Glamorgan sausage – a vegetarian version made with cheese, breadcrumbs and leeks
Faggots – meatballs made with pig’s liver and onions
Crempog – a pancake with ingredients flour, butter, eggs and milk
Cawl – a mutton stew using vegetable and scraps of meat
Tatws Pum Munud – another stew made with potatoes, vegetables and smoked bacon
Teisennau Tatws – small potato cakes
There are also a variety of regional drinks, some brewed in the local area.
Beer – Popular Welsh brands are Felinfoel, Brains and Purple Moose
Penderyn – a single malt whisky
Cider – including Perry Vale and Orchard Gold
Merlyn – a cream based liqueur
Local and Fresh are words you will hear often to describe the delicious food available in Wales today and certainly a bonus when the very same food and drink celebrates famous Welsh heritage and supports local farmers and producers.
Remember that if you don’t want to cook and fancy a tasty snack, come along to the Living Room Restaurant here on site at Whitehouse Leisure Park to try some tasty, freshly prepared food, where we offer some family favorites and sumptuous deserts.
Buy a caravan in North Wales and learn to cook Welsh food
If you are considering making Welsh food a favourite in your life, as we think you may do, why not consider buying a holiday home in North Wales on a Towyn caravan park for your holidays.
All holiday homes you find on a Towyn caravan park have cooking facilities, so not only will you be able to enjoy Welsh Cuisine in restaurants and pubs, but also learn to cook some of the recipes.