British Cuisine

Who says Britain is a gastronomic desert?

Many people who want to study in the UK have heard that the food in the UK is terrible. They say it’s sandwich chips for lunch every day? Vegetables only boil + salt? Is stargazing and Haggis hard to swallow? British food = no food or a gastronomic desert.

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. Happy can’t wait for the babies to go on a field trip to see British food.

Today, Amway is going to the UK for the first time and will continue to take you to dig into all kinds of treasures of catering in the UK, especially Oxford.

Fish and chips

Although it is regarded as Britain’s “national dish” by the world, it is indeed the most acceptable British landmark food for tourists from all over the world. Hot, delicious fish and chips is almost readily available on the high street, at takeaway-only Windows and in a variety of expensive local restaurants. Seemingly a simple snack, but the taste is very different. The freshness of the ingredients, the type of cod, the recipe of the batter, the mastery of the frying heat — every detail makes a difference. Fish and chips are usually better in seaside towns. On top of the fish and chips that have just come out of the oven, you lightly squeeze a few drops of fresh lemon juice, you drizzle it with a little bit of white vinegar, you sprinkle it with a few grains of salt, and the batter is golden and crisp, and the bone-in fish is creamy and soft inside, and the creamy potato is creamy and creamy and the mushy peas mashed peas, The moment you enter, your happiness goes through the roof. It’s a taste that, once it leaves Britain, cannot be recreated, even in restaurants outside the UK that claim to be truly British. Fly to England for a bite of fish and chips!

Full English breakfast

The Full English breakfast was a product of the “ostentatious display” of early Anglo-Saxon aristocracy. In the 20th century, it was popular in Britain and became an integral part of the national diet. A traditional English breakfast is usually a warm plate of ten or more ingredients: Bacon, sausage, sunny-side up eggs, baked tomatoes, hash brown, buttered mushrooms, baked beans, black pudding, toast, black tea. English breakfast is available in most English restaurants at slightly different prices depending on the amount of ingredients. After eating this breakfast, all the nutrition and calories are full, starting a full day of vitality.

Sunday roast with Yorkshire pudding

This is a national dish in the eyes of British people. It is called Sunday roast for short and sometimes called roast dinner. Because this is a regular Sunday meal in the UK, many times the family gets together for a roast meat. Usually it is roast beef, roast pork, roast lamb, or roast chicken. The national dish is served every Sunday in most English pubs and local restaurants. No matter what kind of roast, the side dishes must include roast potato, roasted carrots and sometimes roast parsnips (broccoli and cauliflower or Brussels sprouts) and boiled green beans. gravy is the soul of barbecue. It is so popular that different meats are sold with different sauces. Mutton, for example, is so gravy and mint sauce that it is prepared on a preheated plate with thick slices of mutton, golden roasted potatoes, roasted carrots and green boiled peas. Roast beef is usually served with Yorkshire Pudding, roast pork with apple sauce and roast chicken with cranberry sauce. Sunday family get-togeths with barbecues are very ritualistic. Overseas students in the UK usually eat barbecue dinner in the canteen on Fridays or weekends to reward themselves after a week of hard study.

Baked potato with skin on

The baked potato, as it is called in the U.S. and the “Jacket potato” in the U.K. is not a potato in a jacket, but a home-cooked dish that any kitchen kid can learn to cook. The ingredients are usually large potatoes with smooth surfaces and regular shapes. Washing the skin is a crucial step, as baked potato skin is delicious and nutritious. The recipe is simple: Wrap washed potatoes (unpeeled) in tin foil and bake in a preheated oven until they are tender. Remove the tinfoil, place the golden potatoes on a plate, cut them in a cross, and cover with a thick layer of shredded cheese so that the potato and cheese are perfectly combined. You can add various toppings for a richer texture. Favorites include tuna with sweet corn, chicken mayonnaise, chicken tikka, baked beans, Chili Sauce). The baked potato is a popular snack in student canteens as well as on the streets because it is cheap, filling and tastes as you like.

Pie, mashed potatoes and gravy

In addition to homemade pies, major supermarkets can sell a rich variety of frozen pies that are cooked in the oven only with gravy. steak pie & mashed potato, chicken, leed & bacon pie, steak & ale pie, A steak & kidney pie or Shepherd’s Pie (aka Cottage Pie) from Scotland, with different fillings, are both worth trying.

Cornish pasty

In street bakeries, you can always find something similar to an oversized baked dumpling. This is the specialty pasty, which originated in Cornwall, England. Golden puff pastry surrounds chunks of beef and potatoes in a plump sauce, seasoned with Onions and kale. The filling is rich, without excessive seasonings, but it gives a better taste of the food’s original flavor. On the street in winter, holding a big pie, eating a bite, warm the heart and stomach, there is even a Chinese food (Xinjiang baked buns) illusion.

English afternoon tea

the British saying “When the clock strikes four, everything stops for tea” illustrates the importance of afternoon tea in the hearts of the British. Throughout the UK, from the royal family to the common people, everyone loves and needs English afternoon tea every now and then. Afternoon tea is divided into Low tea(popular among the upper classes and eaten in mid-afternoon), High tea(popular among the working classes and eaten around 5pm or later), Royal tea(social tea that starts with champagne or sherry and ends with tea), and Light tea(no sandwiches or savoury snacks, cream tea with more sweet treats). Traditional afternoon tea includes black tea, earl grey and Ceylon tea. Dim sum usually has three layers and is enjoyed from bottom to top, from salty to sweet, over tea. English afternoon tea has many dining etiquette and details worth knowing. But the Scone is the sweet centerpiece of any English afternoon tea. The flavor can be salty or sweet. It goes well with everything. It tastes even better when heated.

Steak Wellington

This Wellington is not that Wellington. This dish has nothing to do with New Zealand’s capital city. If you were to name this dish from the point of view of the preparation and ingredients, maybe the crispy baked steak would be more accurate. The origin of the steak is said to have been created to celebrate Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington, and his victory at the Battle of Waterloo on June 18, 1815. The chef served the steak as the main course at the victory party. The steak is prepared with foie gras, which is said to represent eating France, and the steak is wrapped in bread and baked because the crust is as straight as an English army uniform, a true staple of British humour and post-war celebrations. Today, steak Wellington is still a bestseller at a steakhouse or many well-known bakery. The steak, served with black truffles and foie gras, has attracted many diners in its own right.

Why is there no dessert?

In addition to these must-have British foods, desserts also have their place, and it’s fair to say that no country has better desserts than the UK. Tart, Roll, Sundae, Trifle, Bun, Pudding, Pie, Slice… Looking at the dazzling dessert counter, can not help but worry about the dessert to eat teeth will be laid off, but still can not help but taste one by one. To find out which desserts are worth buying, follow us and Kaixin will tell you more about them later.

“A hundred miles of wind, a thousand miles of customs.” Different geographical environments will create different customs, British food culture is no exception, but also can help us better understand the history and culture of this country. Many people like to use the word Simple to describe British food because most dishes are cooked or boiled. It seems that condiments are rarely used in cooking, but it is this seemingly simple method of cooking that keeps the original texture and flavor of food as much as possible, which gives British food the name “family cuisine”. So, is there some renewed faith in British food?


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