During my time here I've had a lot of pizza and pasta surprisingly, as well as typically French foods like baguettes, Parisian macaroons, and crêpes.
I've also enjoyed Chinese food from London's Chinatown and have had a fair share of curry while being here too!
London is becoming increasingly known for their curry dishes and there are a huge array of places you can get Indian food from. Every time I go, I try to get a spicier curry to see how much spice I can handle... plus the spicier the better in my opinion!
Although I have a variety of foods to choose from and am able to try restaurants that have very different menus, I have actually liked the British food that I've tried. My first week here, the London CEA Program treated all of the students to a traditional Sunday Roast. The roast included slices of roast beef, potatoes, vegetables, and Yorkshire pudding. Yorkshire pudding is a bread that is typically served with a Sunday roast and is circular. It also has a hallow center which is perfect for soaking up some gravy! Then it was time for dessert. We had mini apple pies and custard. They were both delicious!
What I was most looking forward to eating while in London though was Fish and Chips! Almost every restaurant offers it and it is a dish that never disappoints. I even tried chips (fries) with vinegar. I was a little hesitant to try it at first since vinegar on anything doesn't sound too appealing. However, I liked it a lot and since then vinegar is my condiment of choice for chips.
Another aspect of must-have London food is tea and scones. Most people arriving in London for the first time want to have high tea. However, high tea can be pretty expensive so I found it was better to get a cream tea. This comes with a pot of tea, two scones, clotted cream, and jam. Nothing can get much better than a spot of tea and some sweet scones in a London cafe! Make sure to hold your cup with your pinkie up! :)
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