TRADITIONAL IRISH stew has been named among the world's top culinary experiences by Lonely Planet.
It may be something of a divisive choice among Irish people, but the dish ranked highly in the new list of the top 500 food experiences in the world.
Irish stew ranked 47th in the travel guides "Ultimate Eatlist", earning a glowing review to boot.
"You can season the stew with salt but the flavour is best enhanced by eating it in one of those pubs, with one of those pints of Guinness, and friends," the guide says.
"Many cultures locate the romance of food in hours of preparation and myriad ingredients; for the Irish, the romance is in the eating and whatever happens around it."
Irish stew wasn't the only dish from the Emerald Isle to make the Top 500, with black pudding (458th) and barmbrack (496th) also featuring.
Check out the Ultimate Eatlist Top 10 below:
10. Dim sum in Hong Kong
9. Pizza Margherita in Naples, Italy
8. Bibimbap in Seoul, South Korea
7. Crayfish in Kaikoura, New Zealand
6. Smørrebrød in Copenhagen, Denmark
5. Som tum in Bangkok, Thailand
4. Beef brisket in Texas, USA
3. Sushi in Tokyo, Japan
2. Curry laksa in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1. Pintxos in San Sebastián, Spain
How many have you tried and what's your number one?
Grilled octopus, Greece
Po boy, USA
Steak tartare, France
Dim Sum, Hong Kong
Reindeer Stew, Finland
Jerked chicken, Jamaica
Wildfoods Festival, New Zealand
The Fat Duck restaurant, UK
Tokyo sushi counters, Japan
Bistecca alla Fiorentina, Italy
Adelaide Central Market, Australia
Grilled fish, Seychelles
New York Reuben delis, USA
Lonely Planet's Ultimate Eatlist has 320 pages ranking the world's top 500 food experiences. Ultimate Eatlist is the follow-up to our bestselling Ultimate Travelist and is a must-own bucket list for foodies and those who love to travel.
** Originally Published on: Aug 15, 2018