When we talk about travel, often the first things we talk about are the landscapes or the experiences we had abroad. But another key part of any trip is the food. It can be tempting to stick with what you know and get all your usual ingredients from a local supermarket, but trying out the country’s food is a great way to get stuck in with the culture.
Today, we are focusing on the food you should try on a trip to England. So, without further ado, here are the top 5 foods you should try.
This foodstuff is so essential; it even has ‘English’ in the name. A traditional English breakfast contains bacon, eggs, sausages, tomatoes, baked beans, black pudding, and hash browns. Depending on where you go, you may have some or all or even more items than listed here. Alongside this, you’ll get toast, and of course, tea or coffee.
The English breakfast is a staple of many eateries, and, often, you can order it all day long in some places. Traditionally, it’s had at breakfast, but it makes a tasty lunch and dinner too!
If you’re planning to get up to no good on your holiday, it’s good to note that a full English breakfast is a great hangover cure.
From commonplace to posh, the afternoon tea is the opposite of a full English breakfast: refined, fancy, and sweet.
Afternoon tea gets its name from the time it is traditionally eaten: mid-afternoon to early evening. Typically, afternoon tea consists of different types of tea, small cakes, pastries, and scones. In addition, there can be small sandwiches, and, alongside your sweet treats, different jams and marmalades.
While Indian food obviously does not originate from England, the impact of colonialism and the great melting pot of London means you can find delicious food from all cultures in the capital city. In particular, Brick Lane plays host to some of the tastiest Indian food. So whether you like your mouth burned off or simply want something aromatic and stirring, the Indian food in London will cater to your desires.
Cornish pasties, a traditional food from Cornwall, originated due to the high population of tin miners and fishermen in this seaside town. They would carry them to work and heat them in a tin can when lunch came around.
Pasties are a pocket of shortcrust pastry filled with meat and vegetables. Often, these are beef, potatoes, onions, and turnip, but the fillings can vary.
Fish and Chips
You have to have at least one day of your trip at the beach, and while you’re there, you’ve got to get fish and chips. This classic seaside snack is a staple of British culture. You can get cheap fish and chips anywhere, but if you want something a bit classier, many people are jazzing up fish and chips these days for a more mature taste.
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