What to eat in the UK

1. Fish and Chips

The quintessential British tradition. The Fish n Chips is a staple in any UK diet (and also us Kiwis in New Zealand!). There’s different types too. You can go fancy at a restaurant, midrange, or greasy bad for your health goodness at 2am on Sunday morning. Regardless, this is your first meal in the UK.

2. Pie

Oh goodie. So many options here. And for any Americans reading this, we don’t mean desert. A real pie is not apples or cream or other offensive concoctions agaisnt the Monarchy. I mean the ‘Meat Pie’. Steak, Mince and Cheese, Chicken, Liver & Kidney. These are your basics.

3. Full English Breakfast

The greatest breakfast to grace our lives. Especially when you’re feeling a little hungover from the night before. A full english includes:

  • Bacon
  • Eggs
  • Hash Brown
  • Baked Beans
  • Toast
  • Tomato
  • Sausage
  • Mushrooms
  • And if you’re feeling extra – Black Pudding

If you’re in the UK and you don’t start your day with a Full English you should just leave.

4. Haggis

This is for the Scottish – Haggis is a savoury pudding containing sheep’s pluck (heart, liver, and lungs), minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and cooked while traditionally encased in the animal’s stomach though now an artificial casing is often used instead. Ok I get it…. sounds a bit gross. Well it isn’t. So take the leap and give it a crack. The Scotts will even make it a little bit more easier to stomach (no pun intended) by making it a little bit fancy.

Fancy Haggis in Edinburgh

5. Bangers and Mash

It’s simple, sausages and mashed potato. Supported by Gravy and Peas. You will find this as a staple option on any local pubs menu. It’s pretty basic but feels like comfort.

6. Sunday Roast

You would be crazy if you thought I wasn’t going to include the roast. It’s a tradition for your Sunday meal or family gathering to put on a roast as the choice of cuisine.

A Sunday roast or roast dinner is a traditional British meal that is typically served on Sunday, although can be consumed throughout the week, consisting of roasted meat, roast potatoes and accompaniments such as Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, gravy, and condiments such as apple sauce, mint sauce, or redcurrant jelly. A wide range of vegetables can be served as part of a roast dinner, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, parsnips, or peas, which can be boiled, steamed, or roasted alongside the meat and potatoes. Mashed potatoes are also a frequent accompaniment.

Sunday Roast at the Kings Arms in Fulham

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