What to eat in England?
Updated: May 9
When you go anywhere in England, you will quickly notice how diverse and multicultural the country is. Due to this, you can see many different flavors and dishes from around the world on every corner of the street. Here, we'll learn more about authentic English foods that appear simple but may surprise you with how hearty and cozy they are!
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The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about English Cuisine, it’s obviously the English breakfast! This hearty meal will definitely wake up everybody, giving them energy for the whole day. The traditional breakfast meal has bacon, fried eggs, fried mushrooms, baked beans, and black pudding!
Fish & Chips
This dish first originated in the 1860s and quickly became one of the most popular meals in the UK! Now you can find Fish & Chips almost everywhere you go, and it’s really one of the best comfort meals you have to try! Fried fish, chips, and tartar sauce - simple but delicious!
Black pudding is considered to be the oldest type of sausage. It’s made out of oats or barley, and, of course, blood. That gives this sausage a black color. The dish sounds a bit out of the ordinary, but we assure you that the dish is actually very delicious!
It is a very traditional British dinner that is eaten on various days, despite having a Saturday in its name! It consists of roasted meat, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, gravy, different sauces, and vegetables.
A delightful sweet delicacy to enjoy with tea! A scone looks like a biscuit, but it's not exactly that! It's slightly denser and comes with clotted cream and jam on the side.
Sticky Toffee Pudding
The origin of this dessert is unknown, but several places, including a pub in Yorkshire, claim to be the creators of sticky toffee pudding. This dessert consists of a moist sponge cake containing a lot of finely chopped dates and of course sticky toffee sauce. It’s also common to serve it with custard or vanilla ice cream.
Sponge cake, custard, jelly, whipped cream, and berries are used to make a typical English trifle. For almost 300 years, the British have enjoyed this fabulous dessert.
Nothing says "classy" like a decent quality English gin! Every gin lover knows some big names like Bombay Sapphire and Beefeater Gin! If you're in England, pick up an old-fashioned Gin Tonic and enjoy this simple yet wonderful beverage
The most popular and necessary drink you can't live without - TEA! But wait... it's probably not your typical cup of tea in the morning. To make a true English tea, brew a 'Black Tea,' then top it with milk!
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