When you think of the UK, there’s a good chance that the cuisine isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, right? While the nation isn’t always famous for its food on offer, there are plenty of flavors waiting to be discovered. Here is every dish you have to try when visiting the UK to ensure you get the whole experience.
This UK meal can be enjoyed at any time of the day – and anywhere across the nation. At a cafe, the side of the road, or at your friend’s house, you’ll probably soon get caught in the argument of which is best: red sauce or brown sauce?
Full English breakfast
What better place to start than the full English breakfast? You’ll start your day right with a serving of this as beans, fried eggs, sausages, bacon, fried mushrooms, tomatoes, and black pudding all come together with a side of toast and a good ol’ cup of tea.
It’s a picnic staple and a firm favorite across the UK. Scotch eggs are simple as they’re nothing more than a boiled egg covered in sausage meat before it’s coated in breadcrumbs and deep-fried. Yum.
Fish and chips
Fish and chips are iconic across the UK. Thankfully, there are plenty of local diners on offer that know how to team the crispiness of the batter with the softness of the fries. Don’t forget to load up on salt and vinegar for the full experience.
This hearty Scottish dish features everything from the UK as it brings potatoes, leeks, and smoked haddock together in the UK’s answer to New England fish chowder.
Roast beef and Yorkshire puddings
No UK Sunday is complete without a roast dinner, with roast beef and Yorkshire puddings being one of the most popular on the menu. From the cheapest pubs in the country to high-end restaurants in major cities, there is a good chance a serving of this dish is never too far away.
Chicken tikka masala
It might be a curry, but chicken tikka masala is a staple in the UK. As well as being in every Indian restaurant across all four nations, it’s also easy to find at every grocery store if you want to try making your own at home.
Okay, not everyone in the UK eats afternoon tea every day, but it’s a great way to enjoy some famous staples from the nation. After all, the mixture of finger sandwiches teamed with the sweetness of scones, cream cakes, and cakes is the perfect combination.
This dessert sounds simple, but there is something so quintessentially British about the dish. Simply put, it’s meringues crushed with whipped cream and strawberries. Yes, it does taste as great as it sounds.
If you’re planning a trip across the pond, then it could be time to think about every dish you have to try when visiting the UK. As well as taking your taste buds on a journey, you’ll get to enjoy some of the most delicious cuisines, too.