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5 Unusual UK Foods Every Tourist Should Try [Infographic]

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Foods You Should Try Abroad In The UK

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It's an usual practice to taste special cuisine when you are traveling abroad. One would undoubtedly like to try 'Margherita Pizza' when in Italy or 'Cassoulet' when visiting France. However, it's not the same with United Kingdom though. Nobody remembers 'Scouse' while planning their holidays in Liverpool. It certainly would not be an overstatement if I say that ‘UK food is the most underrated food on the global level.' For instance, a person would without doubt post a snap with Big Ben on his or her Instagram but would not have any plans to experiment with food at nearby places.

It's quite disappointing that travelers fail to experience a new culture through local food. In the United Kingdom, an individual can surely find lots of foodstuffs he or she would never have a chance to eat in their hometown. In earlier days finding out a new food while traveling was the reason enough for people to travel. It was like a person traveling more often is the one who has tasted a variety of cuisines. Moreover, it's the food which brings people together. One can make an effort to share a new food item with family members after a trip, trust me it works nine out of ten times. Who doesn't like to relish unknown dishes after all.

It's a fact that people travel to increase knowledge; and what's more interesting than adding information about a range of cuisines. If you are visiting the United Kingdom in 2017, we suggest you to explore few less known UK food items. Have a look at infographics given below to know more about the topic.


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5 UNUSUAL UK FOODS EVERYONE SHOULD TRY

A guide to some of the best, and oddest, regional dishes from around the UK.

CRANACHAN, SCOTLAND

WHAT IS IT?

A traditional Scottish pudding made from whipped cream, honey, fresh raspberries, toasted oatmeal, and of course, whisky.

BEST PLACE TO GET IT

World's End, Edinburgh

This traditional Scottish pub makes Cranachan extra Scottish by serving it with Shortbread.

TRIP ADVISOR 4.5

SINCE YOU'RE IN EDINBURG, WHY NOT TRY THESE COOL CAFES?

MARY'S MILK BAR

Mary's Milk Bar is worth a pilgrimage for any ice-cream and chocolate lover. It's known both for its fantastic chocolates and its innovative savoury ice creams. Not to mention that its owner, Mary, graduated from Bologna's famous gelato university!

TRIP ADVISOR 4.5

MAISON DE MOGGY

One thing you can't take with you while you travel is your cat. So, if you're missing a bit of feline company, why not have a coffee and bun at Maison de Moggy, where you'll be joined by some of these adorable little fur balls.

TRIP ADVISOR 4.5

 

SCOUSE, LIVERPOOL

WHAT IS IT?

Ever wondered why people from the Liverpool area are called Scousers? Well, "Scouse" is actually a lamb or beef stew that was eaten by sailors throughout Northern Europe and, as a result, became popular in cities with seaports, such as Liverpool.

BEST PLACE TO GET IT

Maggie May's Cafe and Bar

A great place to try authentic Merseyside food.

TRIP ADVISOR 4

WHERE ELSE TO EAT WHILE YOU'RE IN LIVERPOOL

THE PEN FACTORY

Serving small plate/tapas style food throughout the day and into the evening, The Pen Factor is also known for its fine selection of beers.

TRIP ADVISOR 4

THE EGG CAFE

The bohemian Egg Cafe is Liverpool's foremost Vegetarian option. It also doubles as an independent art gallery.

TRIP ADVISOR 4

 

JELLIED EELS, LONDON

WHAT IS IT? 

A traditional dish from the East of London. The dish consists of chopped eels that are boiled in a spiced stock.

BEST PLACE TO GET IT

Manze - Tower Bridge

Manze is a great place to stop if you fancy eating like a traditional cockney and is known for serving traditional pie, mash, and eels.

TRIP ADVISOR 4

WHERE ELSE TO EAT WHILE YOU'RE ENJOYING LONDON'S CULINARY OFFERINGS

PIDGIN

Stylish East London Restaurant, PIDGIN, serves a four-course fixed menu for £40, alongside some killer cocktails.

TRIP ADVISOR 4.5

LA BODEGA NEGRA

Okay, we know what this looks like, but we promise this is a restaurant! Once you've walked through the fake shop, including fake shop assistants, you actually enter a Mexican restaurant.

TRIP ADVISOR 3.5

 

PEASE PUDDING, NORTH EAST ENGLAND

WHAT IS IT?

A savoury dish from the North East that's often used as a sandwich filler. It's also known as "Geordie Caviar". If you want to go 'full Geordie', try it in a Stottie. It also goes with Ham Hock.

BEST PLACE TO GET IT

Butchers and Deli counters

The Angel of Corbridge serves an "Angels Afternoon Tea" with traditional sandwiches including smoked salmon, egg, and cress and Northumberland ham and pease pudding.

TRIP ADVISOR 4

IN NORTH EAST FOR THE PEASE PUDDING? WHY NOT ALSO TRY THESE HIDDEN GEMS?

RILEY'S FISH SHACK, NEWCASTLE

Built out of a shipping container and serving only the freshest seafood, Fish Shack is gaining a nationwide reputation as the best place for fish lovers to eat.

TRIP ADVISOR 4.8

GARETH JAMES CHOCOLATIER

If you fancy a brownie or coffee after your fish, why not try the local chocolatier, Gareth James? All of their artisan chocolate products are made on site in a studio above the shop.

TRIP ADVISOR 4.5

 

CLOOTIE DUMPLING, SCOTLAND

WHAT IS IT?

A dessert pudding made from flour, breadcrumbs, dried sultanas, and currants, suet, sugar, and some milk.

BEST PLACE TO GET IT

Sisters restaurant - Glasgow

This chic restaurant showcases the best of Scottish food. Due to its proximity to the music venue "The Hydro", it is popular with pre-gig diners.

TRIP ADVISOR 4.5

IN GLASGOW FOR THE CLOOTIE DUMPLING? WHY NOT ALSO ENJOY...

STRAVAIGIN

This restaurant mixes local ingredients with global inspirations and is also well known for its award-winning Haggis.

TRIP ADVISOR 4

THE POT STILL

After your Clootie dumpling and dinner at Stravaigin, why not go to this famous whisky bar, which is situated in the heart of Glasgow's theatre district? The Pot Still offers hundreds of Malt whiskies and their expert staff are on hand to give advice to anyone looking to try something a bit different or for whiskey newbies.

TRIP ADVISOR 4.5

 

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  • Nobody remembers 'Scouse' while planning their holidays in Liverpool.
  • It certainly would not be an overstatement if I say that ‘UK food is the most underrated food on the global level.'
  • In the United Kingdom, an individual can surely find lots of foodstuffs he or she would never have a chance to eat in their hometown.
  • If you are visiting the United Kingdom in 2017, we suggest you to explore few less known UK food items.