The United Kingdom comprises of four sovereign states: Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland. With four nations coming together, you can be sure that there’s going to be a variety of great foods to eat. If you’re looking to plan a trip to any of the countries in the UK,(hopefully, with your purchased ticket from Wakanow) it must involve enjoying their food scene and finding out what works for you and what doesn’t. We’ve compiled a list of 8 utterly delicious meals to try if or when you visit any of the countries in the UK. Enjoy!
Fish and Chips
What would this list be without highlighting the world famous Fish and chips? It is only right that we start this list with this delicacy that has become popular all over the world. It is the U.K’s national dish and a beloved street food made of fish (haddock or cod) dipped in barter and then deep-fried. Its usually served alongside chips (a larger variation of fries) and wrapped in papers. The papers usually helps with steaming of the chips. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, you can have it with any of the side dishes: mushy peas, picked egg, picked onions or pickled cucumber. The exact origin of the dish is unclear.
Haggs, Neeps & Tatties
This Scottish national dish is such a flavorful delight. Haggis is mainly sheep stomach stuffed with sheep offal minced with onions, oats, salt and spices. Neeps and Tatties are essentially mashed swede and potato. This meal has a rich flavour and nutty texture which makes it the people’s favorite. Of course, over time, there has been a few alterations to how the meal can be cooked. Also, other variations of meat like deer and cow are used instead of sheep.
Bangers & Mash
Thinking of something you can find in just any pub? Bangers and Mash it is. This is simply a meal of mashed potatoes and flavored sausages. Depending on what you prefer, you can have it with onion gravy and vegetables on the side. Its a very satisfying and filling meal, so its no surprise that its a popular option in the United Kingdom.
This delicious Welsh dish is one that would leave you asking for more. Cawl is the Welsh word for soup so, another name for this is Welsh soup. If you find yourself in Wales during the winter season, then you’ve found the right soup to keep you warmer. This soup consists of lamb, leek, swede, carrots, stock and other seasonal ingredients. Enjoy it with some crusty bread and cheese.
This is a meal that’s quite similar to the full English breakfast. It consists of sausages, bacon, potato cakes, mushrooms, beans, black pudding and eggs. You can enjoy this with any bread of your choice. Its a great meal to start the day as it is very filling and can keep you all day so you might not have to eat anything else if you’re on the move.
This is not exactly a pie but a layer of cooked minced meat, vegetables and mashed potatoes. It is usually baked in the oven and if you love cheese, you have the perfect excuse to add it to your meal. The interesting thing about this meal is that all the nations of the United Kingdom claim to have invented it so it is totally unclear where it originated from.
Cock a Leekie Soup
Dating back to the 16th century, this is easily considered Scotland’s national soup. Popular for its subtle favor and aroma, Cock-a-Leekie soup consists of leeks, chicken stock and sometimes prunes. It is usually thickened with rice, potatoes or barley. This is a winter time favorite for people so if you find yourself in the UK during winter then have a taste.
It is definitely one of the UK’s favorite meals and typically served on Sundays as the name suggests. It consists of roasted meat and potatoes served with Yorkshire pudding, gravy, stuffing and vegetables. Originating from Yorkshire, as a meal that people eat after church services after ‘fasting’ to church. Any kind of meat can be used to make this sumptuous meal.
There is simply no travel without food so, if you’re looking to visit any other country, explore food option here.