When you're looking to explore the rest of the world, you've got to get into your head that you will experience more other cultures and ways of life. While in the Caribbean, there is a very relaxed pace of life, when you head to more urban areas, you've got to make peace with the fact that they won't be much in the way of scuba diving, or even a very leisurely approach! Somewhere like London is a place that we all have to visit, but if you're not keen on the speed of life there, you could go to London for the abundance of tourist attractions, shows, and culture, but, possibly most importantly, the food! What is there for you to sample?
The Traditional British Delicacy
We can't mention Britain in any way without talking about fish and chips. An absolutely traditional part of the British way of life, fish and chips is comforting, sumptuous, and is a great meal to have if you're on the go. If you're used to your mother's chicken, rice, and pea, you should view fish and chips as the comfort food equivalent in Britain. But it doesn't stop there; you could go for the traditional afternoon tea in one of the many teahouses, as well as sample the Sunday roast that's on offer in, pretty much, every pub! Put simply, it's a meat like pork, chicken, beef or lamb, with piles of vegetables and gravy, a meat juice that goes with pretty much everything, including chips!
The British love their curries! And in London, you are spoilt for choice, but it's worth checking out Mr. Todiwala’s Kitchen, an Indian restaurant in Canary Wharf that provides a diverse range of Indian meals to suit every taste. From paneer, a traditional Indian cheese, to chicken, and any meat you want goes well with a spicy curry. You can't turn a corner in Britain without running into an Indian restaurant of sorts. And, to further complicate things, the word “curry” is actually Indian for “gravy!” But don't confuse it with the aforementioned gravy that you have with Sunday lunch!
A Taste Of Home
And if you're looking for a taste of the Caribbean, in London, there are so many traditional Caribbean restaurants, and even the more popular names in the UK, like Turtle Bay, provides that authentic Caribbean approach to cooking. 30 years ago, you wouldn't have been able to find many Caribbean restaurants, but now they are pretty much everywhere. If you head to Brixton, you can find so many quaint little Caribbean places, as well as larger restaurants that will serve traditional chicken, rice and peas, as well as jerk variations on your favorite meat.
We could go on all day about the types of foods you can get in London, but if you want to try something new, fish and chips is the perfect place to start, but if you are looking to keep it a bit closer to home, there's always something around to cater for all tastes. That's the great thing about food in London, it has everything for everyone!
A travel, beauty and lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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