Top Eats to Have a Taste of London
Posted by Author on October 28, 2016
If you really want to get to know a city, you would typically visit some of its famous tourist spots or discover a tidbit of its history. But probably one of the most fun and awarding ways to get acquainted with the heart and soul of a locality is by trying some of their traditional food and drinks. London is no exception, especially because it is a place that is a melting pot of cultures.
For those who truly want a taste of British eats, here are some of the top treats you shouldn’t miss when visiting the capital.
- Fish and chips – Known across the globe, this is probably a dish that would immediately pop into mind when talking about British food. Made of fried battered fish and deep-fried pieces or slices of potato, it is a favourite take-away meal and would be a perfect snack while strolling along the River Thames.
- Bangers and mash – This is generally classified as ‘pub grub’ because it is a classic dish served in many pubs all across the United Kingdom. It is mainly made of sausages and mashed potatoes, and sometimes served with gravy, fried onions, peas, or baked beans. Wash it down with a pint of ale for a complete pub experience.
- Full English breakfast – Prepare your stomach to feast on this hearty meal of sausages, eggs, mushrooms, potatoes, blood pudding, tomatoes, beans, and toast. Locals would recommend this for a hangover, and it is light on the pocket but heavy on the tummy.
- Afternoon tea – It isn’t your typical cup of tea. A traditional British afternoon tea meal is one of the best ways to experience English culture, and at the same time indulge in some of the yummiest local goods. Your tea is served with a selection of finger sandwiches, bread and butter, scones with jam and cream, and cakes and pastries.
These four treats can fill you up with enough British goodness even when you have jut limited time to experience London.
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