The Deliciously Comforting 18th Century Traveller’s Snack We Need Right Now

This Scout series maps out Vancouver’s best and most legendary comfort foods. We encourage readers to steer us towards their favourites in the comments or by using the hashtag #ScoutYVR on social media.

Developed in the UK during the early 18th century as a traveller’s snack, the humble Scotch Egg is a deliciousness delivery system in a league of its own. Basically a boiled egg wrapped in a cocoon of sausage meat then rolled in breadcrumbs and deep-fried to a golden brown, they are best served hot and halved. In Vancouver, you’ll find the tastiest, most comforting expression of the salt and peppered classic at Gastown’s dependable Pourhouse, where it exists alongside a dollop of spiced mayonnaise as a popular (and affordable) mainstay on both their regular and Happy Hour menus. Best paired with a cold lager beer on brisk Autumn days.


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