Food in Belgium

Although Belgium food is influenced by cuisine from neighbouring countries like Netherlands and France, there’s a variety of different regional tastes that you simply must try. In the southern Walloon region, which boasts of French influences, Belgian restaurants will serve moules-frites, or mussels with fries, a juicy and delicious dish.

Of course, most places to eat in Belgium will serve fries, which they claim to be a Belgian invention and not French. Other Belgium food that deserves a mention is the Waterzooi, a delicious stew made with chicken or fish, along with vegetables, egg and cream.

Also, while this might be up for debate, some of the most popular food in Belgium are the waffles in Liege which owe their caramelised rich taste to the use of pearl sugar. If you have a sweet tooth, you will love Speculaas, the crunchy caramel filled cookies while it would be hard to ignore the creamy Belgian chocolates, pralines included. Here are some Belgian restaurants that you must visit during your trip.

Expect to find some of the best food in Belgium at this Brussels restaurant and don’t forget to order the meatballs and Flemish potato puree which you can enjoy with refreshing Belgian beer.

For a taste of traditional Belgium food, head to Restobieres in Brussels which is often packed with locals and visitors. All the dishes use beer in them.

A gorgeous old school restaurant in Bruges, Pomperlut used to be a farmhouse before it was converted into an elegant fine dining restaurant.

This Michelin starred restaurant claims to be the oldest restaurant in Brussels and is run by Jean Pierre Bruneau. Everything here is unique and impossible to forget.

If you can’t wait to eat at some of the best restaurants in Belgium, then do check the SOTC website for some fabulous Belgium holiday packages which will make your vacation dreams come true.

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