London is not only about Big Ben or Thames river. It has plenty of things to seduce every visitors. While culture lovers find the charm of London through famous Buckingham palace or Notting Hill, foodies have so many choice to feast. Here are some best London dishes you should not miss for a travel in London :
Fish and Chips
It is one of the most popular fast food dishes in England and probably the best known by tourists. Its ingredients consist basically of fish breaded with flour and egg (usually cod or hake) accompanied by chips. It is usually added salt and vinegar. It is a fairly common dish so it will be easy to find it in any restaurant.
Yorkshire pudding is another of the typical English dishes that are usually served with the legendary roast beef. It is prepared with a liquid mass similar to that of crepes that are made with flour, eggs, milk or water and baked in a bowl-shaped mold.
The objective of this food is mainly to collect the juices of the meat that is roasted in the upper grate of the oven. It is usually served as a starter or first course before meat.
Full English breakfast
Sure you’ve heard about the typical English breakfast, but what you probably do not know is that it’s a meal that is only eaten on rare occasions.
It is a fairly dense dish and, although delicious, it would not be advisable to take it daily. The main ingredients of this breakfast usually include bacon, sausages, fried potatoes, fried eggs, bacon, mushrooms, black pudding, toast and “baked beans”. Surely you’re not hungry!
One of the simplest and most delicious English dishes is the potatoes jacket. This recipe basically consists of a roasted potato to which the skin is left to be crispy. You make some cuts in the shape of a cross and once roasted covered with butter to make it tender. From here, you only have to fill it with what you like best: grated cheese, vegetables, minced meat, tuna, corn, mayonnaise. Fast, cheap and simple!
The curious name of this typical English dish literally means “the Labrador lunch” and it is a very typical cold snack on the pub menu. The main ingredients include one or several pieces of cheese (usually cheddar), chives with vinaigrette or pickles, butter and a piece of bread. You can also add salad, ham or hard-boiled eggs and it is usually accompanied by a good beer.
The name means “roast on Sundays” so you can imagine what day of the week is usually prepared. This typical English dish is a roast made with different types of meat (beef, pork or lamb) accompanied the aforementioned Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, sausages and different vegetables like carrots and peas. To all this is added the traditional gravy sauce, made with the games of meat and vegetables.
Banger and mash
This is the colloquial name used by the British to refer to a dish with sausage and mashed potatoes. The sausages are usually varied and include different types of meat: pork, lamb or veal. As an accompaniment, gravy with onions, peas, and fried onions is often added. This is another of the typical English dishes that are served in pubs due to the speed and simplicity with which it is made.