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17 Amazing Welsh Foods The World Is Missing Out On

What's life without Welsh cakes?

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1. Welsh cakes

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The quintessential Welsh snack. Incredibly popular all over Wales, whether they're store-bought or homemade. Get the recipe here.

2. Cawl

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Considered by many to be the national dish of Wales. How is it even possible for a simple broth full of meat and vegetables to taste so goddamn good? Get the recipe here.

3. Caerphilly cheese

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Originating from Caerphilly, as the name obviously suggests, this cheese is as delicious as it is crumbly.

4. Tatws pum munud

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The tastiest way of not letting food go to waste. Translated to "five minute potatoes", the dish is just that: a potato heavy stew that takes five minutes to cook. Get the recipe here.

5. Laverbread

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Despite the name, this food has no resemblance to bread and is essentially a seaweed purée. OK, so it's not as cool as the pronunciation implies, but honestly, what is?

6. Oggie

The Welsh version of a Cornish pasty. And what does a Welsh pasty contain? Lamb and leeks, of course. Get the recipe here.
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The Welsh version of a Cornish pasty. And what does a Welsh pasty contain? Lamb and leeks, of course. Get the recipe here.

7. Welsh lamb

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While Scotland has its beef, Wales has its lamb. Simple.

8. Rissoles

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Not technically Welsh, but they've found a second home in the country. The deep-fried croquettes are a favourite side order in fish and chips shops across South Wales. Get the recipe here.

9. Leek soup

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What could be more Welsh than a soup made up of leeks? Get the recipe here.

10. Welsh rarebit

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"But that's just cheese on toast, right?" Nope. The cheese in a true rarebit is mixed with Worcestershire sauce, butter mustard, flour, and pepper before being melted. Get the recipe here.

11. Bara brith

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Another amazing, sugary Welsh treat. This time in the form of a fruit loaf. Get the recipe here.

12. Welsh onion cake

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A savoury recipe of sliced potatoes and layers of onions, cooked to perfection. Get the recipe here.

13. Crempog

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The Welsh take on a pancake. Traditionally thicker than its global competitors. Nutella is optional. Get the recipe here.

14. Cockles

The perfect seaside snack, especially if the seaside happens to be along the Gower coast.
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The perfect seaside snack, especially if the seaside happens to be along the Gower coast.

15. Traditional Welsh breakfast

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Like an English fry up, but with the added coastal extras of cockles and laverbread to give the tastebuds a little more variety. Get the recipe here.

16. Faggots

A prime example of something that tastes nice that definitely shouldn't. Composed of pig's heart, liver, and other undesirable parts minced together. Yeah, try and forget that part. Get the recipe here.
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A prime example of something that tastes nice that definitely shouldn't. Composed of pig's heart, liver, and other undesirable parts minced together. Yeah, try and forget that part. Get the recipe here.

17. Glamorgan sausages

Great news for vegetarians: These "sausages" contain no meat! Instead, these breadcrumb-covered treats are filled with tasty cheese. Get the recipe here.
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Great news for vegetarians: These "sausages" contain no meat! Instead, these breadcrumb-covered treats are filled with tasty cheese. Get the recipe here.