Local food guide to London – The Best in Local Cuisine – HouseTrip

29 May

Local food guide to London – The Best in Local Cuisine – HouseTrip.

this lists what makes english cuisine.

roast dinner meat and 2/3 veg and yorkshire pudding

cornish pasty,

cream tea with scones

english breakfast

fish and chips

pie and mash

sausage and mash (could be included in the above and  i would add eel and mash)

chicken tikka masala


 I shall miss them if ever i am exiled from uk and have to live elsewhere. And i am not even born here. can any expat say they wont miss these when they go away from uk to live abroad? What about pork pies? can we include them too?


5 Responses to “Local food guide to London – The Best in Local Cuisine – HouseTrip”

  1. Lottie Nevin Thursday May 29, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    Definitely pork pies and how about Apple crumble? 😉

    • alifesgayventure Thursday May 29, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

      yes, i forgot apple crumble, and that reminds me, how can i forget the trifle. that is a sublime dessert and quintessentially english. the wonderful thing about all this is that it is quite easy to prepare them at home, so even if u are far away you can still enjoy them. the only one i find difficult to reproduce is the fish in fish and chips. that breaded thing is quite fiddly to do , i mean the deep frying… it is a bother. to keep a deep fryer with all that oil just to have fried fish and chips once in a while seems like a lot of bother.

      • Lottie Nevin Thursday May 29, 2014 at 6:11 pm #

        and I forgot the trifle too!! yes, fish and chips really has to be from a chippie. Oh, now i really want some….!

  2. Sarah M Friday May 30, 2014 at 10:58 am #

    Actually I get a bit fed up of having to stand up for British food wherever I go; comments like ‘oh the food there is such crap’ whenever I admit to being British.
    That’s quite a strange list actually. I’m not sure I missed too much of that stuff when I was away, but more strange things like quiche or basically anything with cheese in it. Apart from the chicken tikka I don’t think I’ve eaten any of the others this year.

  3. alifesgayventure Friday May 30, 2014 at 11:26 am #

    my british friend who lives in florida says he miss the cheese in uk. so maybe we should add cheddar cheese to the list. haha. is quiche british? it sounds like an american invention. is it?
    so when u were in china u never crave any of that list? not even a roast dinner with all the trimmings? when i was in thailand with my english friend he says he was craving a juicy steak and so did I. but i guess a steak meal is not purely english. a roast dinner seem to go with cold weather. it is too hot to eat in the tropics i think.
    people have heard about english food that it is crap so often its a cliche now. in the past it is the over-boiled cabbage that gave it its bad name i think. i love cabbage if cooked properly.
    in english foods, it is the whole rather than the parts that make it nice. each by itself is not memorable, but combine them… the funny thing is it is not something we eat everyday, but it is nice now and then to have.
    Of the list i continue to eat the english breakfast,and the roast dinners but not that often; and even then it is a modified one, because we cook it rather than buy it.
    of all those in the list, i think the roast dinners are the best with yorkshire pudding and all.

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