According to some internet research, the typical local food in Ghent to try are Gentse waterzooi (chicken stew) and stoverij (beef cooked in dark beer). After walking around the city for an hour checking out the menus at every single restaurant we decided on Restaurant de Graslei in the sun by the canal. I got the stoverij and it paired very nicely with a dark Gulden Draak ale. The portion was generous with salad and fries included and everything was delicious. Unfortunately I didn’t get to try the waterzooi but there’s always next time!