9 of Liverpool’s most unusual yet delicious dishes to try right now

From stacked up burgers to fully-loaded waffles and everything in between, the Liverpool food scene gets better by the day.

Here’s one for you, what’s the most unusual dish you’ve ever eaten in a Liverpool restaurant café or restaurant? With more world cuisines available on our doorstep, we’re becoming firm fans of more weird and wonderful ingredients and dishes than ever before. While we’d never trade in our signature scouse or a full English, you have to admit, these top 9 dishes sound pretty awesome too!

Here’s 9 of Liverpool’s most unusual yet delicious dishes to try right now…

1 – Chocolate Hot Dog, NYL Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

Afternoon Tea with a big apple twist is served up every day at NYL Restaurant & Cocktail bar and along side smoked salmon bagels and handmade apple donuts you can tuck into the chocolate hot dog! Watch above as Jay finds out more. Menus and booking info here. 

2 – Bunny Chow, Mowgli

Known as the Mowgli show-stopper, this South African/Indian rail workers fave bite is a curry packed full of chicken, potatoes and is served inside a bread loaf. Proving there’s nothing you can’t put on a butty, this has to be seen and tasted to be believed. Menus and more here. 

3 – Halloumi Fries, Baltic Market

If you haven’t tried the infamous Baltic Market Halloumi fries with various chutneys and sauces, are you even scouse? The craze for these golden sticks of loveliness has been off the scale since Baltic Market first served them up earlier this year. Wait til you see what Baltic Market vendor Oktopus has just put on their new menu. Check them out here.

4 – Lo Pan Loco Pizza, Santa Maluco

Santa Maluco, Castle Street, are no stranger to unusual pizza toppings, having created the first ever scouse pizza (and it was divine) they’ve upped the ante with the Lo Pan Loco! How does curry sauce, mozzarella, siu mai, fresh chillies and spring onions sound? Give it a go here. 

5 – Massive Cock (chicken) MK II, Yard & Coop

Ahem, yeah there’s a whole load of chicken stacking up at Yard & Coop, Hanover Street. Fancy taking on the ‘Massive Cock MK II? This double stacked burger features chicken thigh and breast, cheese sauce, hash browns, IPA rings, battered salty jalapenos, pickles, mustard, sriracha mayo and garnished with……a mini chicken burger, fries AND sweet potato fries! Check it out here. 

6 – Cauliflower Mash Up, Maray

Maray is famous the city over for its genius veggie dishes that burst with flavour and while you might see cauliflower on the menu and meh, you’d be truly missing out at Maray. We can’t get enough of the cauli, flaked almonds, pomegranate, tahini, yoghurt, harissa and fresh herbs that’s fit on it’s own or accompanying any fish or meat dish too. Nom. Check out the menu here.

7 – Pumpkin Gelato, Kaspa’s

It’s the time of year where we’ve come to expect Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING, but ice-cream, or more so gelato? That’s a new one on us! Dessert emporium, Kaspa’s, Victoria Street has released this orange monster on the city just in time for Halloween and it looks fit! Paired up with Terry’s Chocolate Orange this is a pudding with punch! Check out the menu and prepare to drool here. 

8 – Stir Fried Morning Glory, Pho

We’re not making these names up you know! Bold Street eatery, Pho actually offers a Vietnamese side dish called Rau muống xào which translates into English as Stir Fried Morning Glory and is actually water spinach in garlic. If that’s not a first date restaurant set-up, we don’t know what is! The menu is chokker full of unusual ingredients and additional dishes are added making each visit a new experience. Find out more here. 

9 – Rainbow Bagels, The Bagelry

We’re all familiar with bagels, breakfast and brunch circles of yumminess that don’t quite feel as stodgy as bread and can be slathered with philly, peanut butter and the like. But have you been to The Bagelry, Nelson Street and viewed the phenomenal rainbow bagels? We don’t care how sh*t your day is, these little wonders will put a big fat smile on your face with ease. There’s literally tonnes of different types to try out with a fresh every changing menu of fillings too. Get some here.

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