How the spicebag has replaced stew as Ireland’s national dish

Stew is a thing of the past. It’s time to make way for the new kid in town: the spice bag.

Extra, extra, read all about it! We have big news, and everyone around the world should know this. It is now official that the Irish stew is no longer the best food in Ireland; we have a new contender.

Let us tell you how the spicebag has replaced stew as Ireland’s national dish.

Big news – there’s a new national dish in town

Everyone loves a spicebag.
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For anyone reading, who has never had a spicebag or, worse still, has never even heard of a spicebag, then you don’t know what you are missing.

We are here to tell you why it is so incredibly delicious and, better yet, how the spicebag has replaced stew as Ireland’s national dish.

In the coming years, the word stew might even be unknown in Irish culture and will also be replaced by the word spicebag.

We are also certain that Irish restaurants will now adapt to the spicebag trend, scrap the already forgotten Irish stew from the menu, and replace it with the mouthwatering spicebag, which will delight the population.

So, what’s so good about the spicebag then, we hear you ask?

What is the spicebag? – the lowdown on Ireland’s new national dish

The spicebag is a national favourite.
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We apologise in advance, but this WILL get your mouthwatering. And rightly so because this dish is just to die for.

The spicebag is also known as the spicey bag, spice box, spicy box, or mala spriosrach (for all the Irish speakers). It is influenced by Asian cuisine. But, in true Irish style, we have put our own spin on things and made it our own.

The spicebag has replaced stew as Ireland’s new national dish. It consists of delectable salt and chilli chips and shredded chicken (either chicken balls or chicken wings).

We are talking about how the spicebag has replaced stew as Ireland's national dish.
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For extra flavour, it comes with mixed bell peppers, chilli peppers, onions, and of course, a whole mix of yummy spices that make the spicebag what it is today.

Vegetarians don’t be disheartened. This popular dish can also be made meat-free by adding deep-fried tofu and served with a tub of curry sauce for that extra yum factor.

We believe that if the spicebag was for sale in local supermarkets, it would have flown off the shelves. Luckily, however, there is enough to go around the population of Ireland as almost all takeaways have included it on their menu.

Thanks be to god!

How the spicebag has replaced stew as Ireland’s national dish – a tough contest

Who even eats Irish stew nowadays?

The spicebag has been extremely popular with many. Particularly people who fall under the following categories: folks heading home from the pub, hungover folk, and takeaway food lovers.

However, now that the spicebag has replaced stew as Ireland’s national dish, everyone is eager to eat more of the Asian-inspired meal, and of course, tell all their friends about it.

Word on the street is that people outside of Ireland have heard about Ireland’s new national dish, and flights have increased just to accommodate all the spicebag tourism. We’re not sure how we feel about this; we want it all for ourselves.

No longer is the spicebag a secret dish in Ireland now, it is a phenomenon, and everyone wants in on the action.

The future of the spicebag – what’s next?

We reveal how the spicebag has replaced stew as Ireland's national dish.
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With talk of new spicebag-only restaurants, we are excited for the future of this comfort food. We can’t wait to see what is next to come. It may be a sad time for the Irish stew, but it was never that exciting anyway, let’s face it.

The spicebag will be Ireland’s new claim to fame. We can see crowds of people coming to the country to discover more about the fantastic recipe.

The future of the spicebag means that we will soon be able to sit in nice fancy restaurants and not have to order fancy meals. Instead, we can have our usual takeaway comfort food with all the trimmings in sheer style. We love the sound of this!

You wonder how the spicebag has replaced stew as Ireland’s national dish? Well, it is, of course, our greatest creation and an insanely tasty combination of all the best flavours, so need we say more?

The spicebag has well and truly set the bar for modern Irish cuisine. We cannot wait to see what evolves from Ireland’s favourite takeaway dish, which is said to originate in Templeogue, County Dublin.

Our taste buds are eagerly awaiting!