UK consisting of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is an island nation that dates back hundreds of years. In the UK there are a numerous traditional dishes that have been consumed for years and are considered as national treasures.
Though UK is full of history, when it comes to food, there are other nations which offer greater imagination and variety. Generally British food is bland and rather boring. As a result many British people enjoy food from other parts of the globe such as China, India and various European countries. However, there are still a many well loved dishes from the UK and these include:
The Roast. This dish consist of roast beef, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and several vegetables. It is quite a favoured meal of many British folk on Sundays as it takes a long duration to cook and people tend to have more time on Sunday rather then any other day of the week. The beef is roasted in the oven along with with potatoes and served with a number of vegetables such as beans and carrots together with Yorkshire pudding. Yorkshire pudding itself is a batter which that is derived from a baked mixture consisting of flour, milk and eggs.
Fish and Chips. Once upon a time considered a poor man’s meal but in the last 30 or so years with the increase in the price of fish, this dish has become altogether very expensive. Fish and chips consist of fried fish such as cod, haddock and plaice together with fries which are referred to as chips in the UK. Generally, it is take away dish where the food is purchased from a fish and chip food outlet and taken home for consumption.
Bangers and Mash. A dish that consist of fried or grilled sausages (of the flavoured variety) and potatoes in the mashed form. A very simple dish as it is easy to prepare and cook, it is especially popular with kids.
While the British excel at many things, cooking is not a strong forte. As a result dishes such as curry from India and sweet and sour food from China are very popular with the locals. European and American food such as pizza and burgers are also readily consumed.
In recent years, the popularity of curry is such that, it has effectively taken over traditional dishes to become the national dish. The introduction of curry to the UK came about as a result of immigration of people from the Asia subcontinent. The richness of the various curries has led to more and more people eating curry based dishes.