One of my favorite British foods is a delicious Curry.
WAIT... CURRY'S AREN'T BRITISH! You're right. However, they are taking on their very own in England and if you want a good curry, I'd say visit one of the trillion Indian Restaurants in the UK. There are many many Indian and Pakistan people that live in the UK, and luckily they have brought the divine curry with them. I have heard many traveling English tell me that they have to return to England to get a good curry! My favorite is the Korma... made with coconut and chicken. HELLO!
Find out more about "British Curry"... British curry house terminology
Now I have to add something about the British Sandwich. I don't think I have ever heard it called a "Sandwich" in England. They use the term "Roll" or "Sarnie".... A sandwich that I discovered when I lived in England for 4 years was the egg and cress roll. Delicious!
This one is news to me... I just found it by accident actually while on line. Tomato Ketchup with Vinegar. I'd give it a go! (Those British and their vinegar!)
As I did mention that The Cockney puts vinegar on his breakfast, we should give breakfast a special "go", you see, a full English Breakfast is a beautiful thing, and a bit different... well, a lot different than the American breakfasts, first of all, we have different bacon. American bacon is long and fatty and thin, where as English bacon is kind of like... hmmm meaty and sort of reminds me of Canadian Ham... sort of. But not really. Anyway, British Bacon is divine. It's one of the few reasons I can't be a Vegetarian :)... oh and beans... Americans use baked beans as a BBQ dish when we throw meat on the grill, where as the British have baked beans for breakfast and even put it on toast for lunch! SAY WHAT?!!?!?! Don't knock it until you've tried it. It's delicious!
With every good breakfast, or lunch... or... any time during the day... The British have a cup of tea. I have my tea with 2 sugars and milk, I never even fathomed putting milk in warm tea until I got to England.... and we aren't talking Lipton here people... I love PG Tips, it's my favorite English tea, I had a taste for Earl Grey for awhile, but if you want a good cuppa... It's PG Tips, you can get it here in the States now, it's pricey, so I still bring mine home after a trip from London.
Now here is another interesting fact about the British... they aren't apposed to dipping things into their tea. You know how us "Yanks", grab a glass of milk and dip our cookies in? Well in England you can dip a biscuit in... their biscuits are cookies, (unlike our biscuits which are more of an unsweetened flaky bread roll). The Cockney even dips KitKats into his tea... when he has tea... So what are the best biscuits... oh these of course...Digestives!
Lets see... What else have I found to be very different from the way we eat in The States? Ah yes... They call 7-up and Sprite type stuff "Lemonade", where as Lemonade in the States is just that... Lemons, Sugar and Water... They also mix Robinsons (and other brands) of concentrated flavored drinks into water to make them into a yummy glass of... something that is sort of like our koolaid, but better... Here are my 2 faves...
And I discovered a new vegetable in England, we might have them in the States, I have no idea, but I have never heard of them, they are called Farrows and they are like these massive huge peas, they are so delicious with fish and chips... Or you can have mushy peas, which is just that... peas all mushed up, but I like Farrows.
Last but not least, I would like to add, that I discovered a white wine in England that I love, I LOVE the taste of it, I have never really been a drinker because I hate the taste of alcohol, but this is sweet and fizzy and so tasty ... And it's a cheaper wine called Lambrini... only 3 pounds a bottle or something like that, but it's really good... The Cockney prefers Black Tower...