December 3, 2014 City Centre, Street food 1 Comment

Stall

Stall

The St Andrew Square market lured me in again, today, with a trip to try some of Macsween’s finest at the Saltire Haggis Kitchen.

Offering a range of different options across the day, from breakfast dishes, snacks, paninis and coffees, the stall has a tourist-oriented feel to it. The counter folks are not the most engaged.

Menu board

Menu board

From their selection, I chose a black haggis (half black pudding, half haggis), smoked bacon and cheese panini (£4). The folks were quickly about the task of preparing this.

It arrived soon enough looking like a typically squidged offering. Once the obligatory snaps were taken, I ate as I walked.

Panini

Panini

The black haggis was completely first rate and really impressively tasty. However the other elements were totally characterless, making it a bit of an odd proposition.

It was a little like the Macsween’s venison haggis dish I had at Stac Polly, where errors with the accompaniments that day rather let a shining main ingredient down.

So overall, and somewhat in the same way as with Alanda’s, I recommend a visit to the Saltire Haggis Kitchen and I’d strongly urge you to try the black haggis, but I’d pick another way to sample it than the one I tried. Perhaps a black haggis morning roll is the way to go.

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Written by BKR