Los Cardos in Edinburgh, ScotlandThere’s a Mexican joint in Edinburgh called Los Cardos that sells a burrito filled with haggis.  It sounds like it should be a gimmicky abomination, but it’s actually surprisingly tasty.

It’s just a standard-issue burrito otherwise — it’s filled with typical burrito ingredients like rice, beans, salsa, and cheese… plus haggis.  It shouldn’t work.  It should probably be horrible.  But it isn’t.

Los Cardos in Edinburgh, Scotland

Texturally, the haggis is fairly similar to ground beef, which is obviously a fairly typical burrito filling.  And the distinctive haggis seasoning melds surprisingly well with the Mexican flavours.

Sometimes, when you eat a weird dish like this, the reaction is “well, that was pretty good, but I’d never eat it again.”  But if haggis were a standard burrito filling, I’d be eating it all the time.  It’s great.

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