London Eats

Forgive me!  This was before my blogging days and I didn’t think to take pictures of my food.Random Cool Building in London, Enlgand

  1. Fish and Chips – Of course you can’t go to England without ordering their fish and chips.  What?  Are you mad?  Health nuts, just take a chill pill and try some fish and chips, or as we call them in the United States, breaded fish and french fries.
  2. Market – Stop at one of the markets and try out some local grub.  Then get what you want to eat at these locations
  3. Tea – Stop at a traditional English teahouse and sample some real English tea.  Note that it’s best to have tea in the afternoon.  Hence the name “afternoon tea.”
  4. Pint – Stop and have a pint (beer) at a local pub.
  5. Kipper – Feeling daring try a kipper, a whole herring that has been cut from tail to head, gutted, salted or pickled, and cold smoked.  This is a meal often eaten for breakfast.  Now I cannot vouch for the taste of this because I’m not that daring, but if you want an authentic English breakfast you may want to consider trying this.
  6. Treacle Tart – A traditional English dessert.  An open pastry case containing a thick filling made of golden syrup (also known as treacle), breadcrumbs or almonds, and lemon juice or lemon zest.  The tart is often served with a scoop of clotted cream, ordinary cream, ice cream, or custard.  I was lucky enough to try Harry Potter’s favorite dessert and now I know why it was his favorite because it was yummy in my tummy.
  7. Mushy peas – These were not as bad as I thought they were going to be, considering I don’t like peas.  Mushy peas are dried marrowfat peas that have been soaked overnight in water with bicarbonate soda/baking soda then rinsed in fresh water and simmered with a little sugar and salt until they form a green lumpy soup.  They are often served with fish and chips.

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