London, one of the most favourite gourmet destinations of food lovers from around the world, boasts of a varied range of tastes, aroma and flavours. From fish and chips to spicy pork and fennel meatballs, this city has a dish for everyone. Whether you are a Londoner or are just in this eclectic city for a quick business trip or a well-deserved vacation, there are certain dishes that you must try. Some are spicy; the aromas of some are enough to make you salivate, while some others are quick and easy comfort foods. Interestingly, London’s countless restaurants serve all these and even more. So before you make a reservation at one of the best restaurants in London near West Endor in the Tower Bridge area, take a gander at some of the most irresistible dishes that this good, old city is famous for.
Five lip-smacking dishes that you cannot miss when in London:
Spicy pork and fennel meatballs: Ever thought meatballs are sexy? Well, if you have not, you will certainly do so once you bite into the ever so amazing spicy pork and fennel meatballs. In fact, this dish had single-handedly launched a city-wide meatball loving trend at a point. Surprisingly light, with just a hint of tanginess, courtesy of the tomato sauce they are smothered in, these meatballs instil a deep sense of comfort to all those lucky souls who get to taste them.
Mince and potatoes: This does not sound like much, but rest assured, it definitely can make you go weak in the knees. It is old fashioned and resolutely British. The burst of flavours and the wonderful texture simply melt in your mouth and may even remind you of all the great things you have tasted since childhood. Yes, it is that comforting.
BBQ-spiced crispy pigs’ ears: This is more of a snack item that you can munch on at any time of the day or night. Oh, and these fries come in a brown paper bag with a little red wax seal. Wacky and traditional at the same time, isn’t it?
Kedgeree: Very few things evoke a sense of majestic past better than this dish. It is a heap of creamy rice with a big chunk of smoked caramel on top with a poached egg placed on top of it. It is usually eaten for breakfast, but a meal this satisfying can be had even for brunch or early supper.
Chorizo sandwich: Famous since the days when Borough Market used to be a wholesale market, the chorizo sandwich is now an iconic food of London. Do not miss this griddled Spanish Alejandro chorizo buns, with a generous drizzle of olive oil and silky piquillo red pepper.
Now that you know which dishes you should try when you are in London, it is time to make a list to keep checking off from time to time. Whether you are planning a romantic dinner with your beloved or a night out with your friends, make sure to treat them to one of these treasure troves of delicious goodness and earn their everlasting gratitude.
Author bio: Mandy Bular is a food critic who has travelled the world in search of new flavours and tastes. In her blog, she often writes about the dishes that she has come across at some point and found absolutely delicious. Her series of reviews of the best restaurants in London near West End and Tower Bridge have gathered quite the fan count.