5 Best Dishes In UK | London Best Food
If British food has come in for a bit of mockery over the years, it isn’t because the recipes are wrong, it’s because they’re misunderstood.
We call sausages “toads.” We cover offal in gravy, wrap it in pastry and call it a “pudding.”
We eat eels! Real, no foolin’ eels!
None of it really makes sense to the casual observer. But that’s just one of the things that make British cuisine so special.
Eating British food is not just eating: it is a surrealist expedition into a magical parallel universe that will challenge almost everything your eyes, your palate and your gut know to be right and proper.
These are some of the classic British dishes:
1.Fish ‘n’ chips
Brits have been eating fish and chips since the 19th century. This is street food, best eaten with the fingers, which used to be served wrapped in a piece of white paper and newspaper. These days the local chip shop or ‘chippie’ is more likely to hand it over in a polystyrene dish and with a little wooden fork. The fish, usually cod, haddock or plaice, is dipped in batter and deep-fried; the chips are cut thicker than French fries (more like American ‘home fries’) and deep-fried twice: once to cook the potato; second to crisp up the outside. Eat sprinkled liberally with salt and malt vinegar, and as an accompaniment perhaps a pickled egg or onion, a giant pickled cucumber called a ‘wally’ or some curry sauce.
2.Sunday Roast with Yorkshire Pudding
Sunday roast is a true British classic. Traditionally this meal is eaten any time from noon to 5 pm (17:00) on Sundays.
Although you can get Sunday roast with turkey, beef, pork, chicken, lamb and veggie options – it’s important to always make sure you get your Yorkshire pudding!
3.Bangers and Mash
In truth, it’s one of the simplest meals to make but one of the most satisfying and filling meals. This is especially so if you get some really creamy (or cheesy) mash and regardless of what anyone else says, add a little extra butter when it comes to your table.
If you’re making this at home, maybe tell the cook (even if the cook is you!) to not add the butter at the start and let the diners add it themselves to their desired quantities. Though be warned, it all ends up being filled with calories! 😉
4.Pie and Mash
Pie and Mash have come a long way from simple steak and kidney or pork pies. Today there are a whole plethora of pie types to try!
A classic comfort food, pie served with a pile of creamy mashed potatoes and lashings of gravy is a real British treat!
The two most famous British kinds of cheese are Cheddar and Stilton. Cheddar takes its name from the West Country’s Cheddar Gorge caves where it was once stored. It’s a hard, yellow cheese with a nutty flavour and often enjoyed in sandwiches, grilled on toast or eaten with a hunk of bread, salad and chutney in pubs as a ‘ploughman’s lunch’. Stilton, on the other hand, is traditionally eaten after a formal meal with a glass of port. Made in the north of England, it’s a creamy pale cheese with blue veins radiating from the centre of its famous cylindrical shape. Other cheeses to look out for include the Welsh Caerphilly, Wensleydale, Red Leicester, Double Gloucester and Cornish Yarg.