Hidden Gems #1 – Khow Thai

Galway has such a large variety of restaurants to choose from however not all of them are as easy to find. We’ve decided to start a ‘Hidden Gems’ series of blogs discussing some of our preferred places to eat that are considered to be off the beat and track. Firstly, what would you say if we told you that one of the nicest Thai Restaurants is currently in operation in Liosbaun Industrial estate? I’m talking about a place called Khow Thai.22490208_1967868576866556_926492584814557220_n

Khow Thai is an authentic Thai restaurant focusing on simple dining in-house while catering for takeaway, collection and home delivery at great prices. Providing a truly authentic Thai experience, they use only the freshest ingredients and products from unique Thai suppliers to create authentic Traditional Thai dishes.

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In the kitchen, all of the chefs are Thai Nationals ensuring you will experience all the sounds, smells, and tastes of Thailand. Their prices are extremely pleasing too it must be said, for example, their starters range from Spicy Chili Squid at €6 to the more tempting €5.50 for 6 hours roasted Prok Ribs.

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In the end, whatever you do choose, you won’t be disappointed. Let us know if you have any suggestions of what you would consider a ‘Hidden Gem’ and remember to subscribe through your email so you get updates on all the best eateries in Galway.
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ARTISAN OPTIONS #2 – Harvest Moon Foods

Following on from the first installment of our Artisan Options series (find it here), we’ve decided to showcase another producer who we absolutely love – Harvest Moon Foods 

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Delicious Hummus & Pesto which are dairy & gluten-free made by a company from the heart of Co. Mayo. Set up in 2012, Angela Carney developed a range that included using only fresh lemon juice, fresh herbs, and fresh garlic. All of the chickpeas they use are soaked and cooked by their team daily.

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(Their Sweet Potato & Coriander Hummus is by far my favourite)

You’ll find their products in SuperValu stores around the country and in a number of other local shops. You can find a stockist list here

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The Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival

 

105508_Gal_OysterCreated by city hotelier, Brian Collins in 1954, the world-renowned Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival takes place on the last full weekend in September each year.

The festival is one of Ireland’s oldest festivals and celebrates the native Galway oyster or ‘Galway flats’. Galway is home to one of the last remaining wild oyster beds in Dunbulcan Bay – a protected bay with pristine waters perfect to cultivating the rare native oyster.

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During the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, there will be 3 days of events in the festival marquee including the National Oyster Opening (shucking) Champs, live bands, dancing, a feast of seafood delights, a masquerade ‘Mardi Gras’ style party on the streets, World Oyster Olympics, cooking demos and more.  This years event takes place on Friday, September 28th until Sunday the 30th #GalwayGrub

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The Best Carvery Dinner Galway Has To Offer

The pub will now go head to head with the providers of great carveries in other provinces and could be crowned the best pub carvery in the whole country.

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Introducing The Yard Galway

(Drum Roll) Ladies & Gentlemen, may we introduce to you Galway’s newest eatery The Yard39923918_301669317079352_3984091885168754688_n

To say we’re excited about this one would be a massive understatement. The Yard, situated at The House Hotel, opened it’s door towards the end of July. Serving a variety of foods, they are the next place you need to start a date night in. One of the most exciting aspects of this place is their take on your favourite dishes. Take the below image as an example for starters, a bag of nachos! 39921127_301670610412556_3385658964942258176_n

The other aspect I’m very excited about is their cocktails. Created by their team of highly skilled mixologists, you’ll instantly add The Yard to your list of places to go for a few post work drinks.38292873_283922942187323_4555338362491240448_n

This leads us perfectly onto the fact that we have dinner & cocktails up for grabs on our Instagram page. We’ll be picking a winner tomorrow so don’t miss your chance to enter! Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog so you can get an email with all the latest news around the food world in Galway #GalwayGrub