12 Very British Dishes you should try
As much as Britain love drinking they are very passionate about their food. Britain is the nation of comfort food and who haven’t tried British dishes needs to take a bite of some seriously scrumptious food Britain has to offer.
1. Fish and Chips
When I think of Fish and Chips the first thing that comes to my mind is what is our nation’s favorite? Chole Bhature perhaps, That’s how much Britain loves fish and chips as we do our chole bhature. Deep fried cod fish is boneless and melts in your mouth with crispy crust. The chips are nothing like our regular fries, they are bigger bolder and way tastier. Once you have had chips in Britain you’ll never go back to skinny fries. The best companion of fish and chips are mushy peas and curry dip.
2. Heavenly Cornish Pasties.
These buttery packets of joy will bring your belly and soul to satisfaction. Cornish pasties have several variations of fillings. Mushroom and cheese, chilli beef, chorizo and chicken but the traditional Cornish pasty has a meat and potato filling. These giant packets of joy are oozing with juices and flavour.
3. Scotch Eggs
If, eggs give you happiness then wait till you try scotch eggs. Hard boiled or parboiled eggs wrapped in a cosy blanket of flavourful sausage meat mixed with herbs and spices and rolled in breadcrumbs then deep fried. This comfy food is full of flavour.
4. Great British Fry-up.
This is a hefty plate of everything. British fry-up consist of fried egg, sausages, baked beans, granary toast with butter, grilled tomatoes and mushrooms, bacon, hash brown and black pudding. Now, that’s a breakfast you wouldn’t want to miss.
5. Warm Ginger Scones
They are not cookies neither muffins nor a slice of cake nor a bread but everything else in between is known as scones. Served sweet and savoury it is a delicious treat for your tea time.
6. Sausage Rolls
Sausage rolls are like aaloo or paneer patties we get in our bakeries, but with sausage meat. Us Indians like our patties warm, but in Britain they can be eaten cold as well.
7. Yorkshire puddings
Now, this is something a little hard to compare with any Indian food I’ve tried but these are fluffy and light bread bowls. They can be eaten by themselves, at least I like them like that but can be accompanied with many other condiments.
8. Eton mess
This colourful mess is for the real sweet tooth. This is one of the very popular sweet dish in Britain. Eton mess is the amalgamation of berries and cherries with banana a cream with broken bits of meringue and a cheeky spill of cream.
9. Fish Pie
Fish pie should not to be confused with any sweet pie. This savoury lunch or mostly dinner dish is succulent and creamy. Fish pie is prepared with smoked fish mainly cod, haddock or halibut and prawns poached with creamy mature cheddar cheese roux. Slapped with generous topping of mashed potatoes. In the oven this goodness cooks and is served hot with a glass of white wine. Bellissimo!
10. Sunday Roast
Another traditional goodness is the lush Sunday roast. Sunday roast consist of roast meat and potatoes garnished with gravy, vegetables such as parsnips, Brussels sprouts, peas, carrots, runner beans, broccoli , Yorkshire pudding, and stuffing. This is traditionally done on Christmas but that shouldn’t stop you from having it, when in Britain.
11. Welsh Meatballs
Welsh meatballs also known as Faggots is liver based pork meatballs. Welsh meatballs are accompanied with buttery onion gravy.
12. Steak and Ale Pie.
Juicy steak stewing in gravy cooked till the steak is tender and melts in mouth. Steak and ale pie is often served with steak chips. This pie has a crusty pie top and goes best with brown sauce and a pint.