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Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to London is complete without tasting the local food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in London to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.

Appetizers[edit]

Soups[edit]

Salads[edit]

  • Britannic Coleslaw: light salad as it combines many fresh fruits and vegetables, such as apples, etc.
  • Caesar salad: made of lettuce and croutons dressed with Parmesan cheese.
  • Coronation Chicken: chicken meat, herbs and spices, and a creamy mayonnaise-based sauce.
  • Sweet Potato Salad: sweet potatoes, celery, jalapeño pepper, onion, green bell pepper, sugar, parsley, vinegar, hot sauce, mustard and bacon.

Main courses[edit]

Desserts[edit]

  • Apple Pie: pie (or tart) in which the principal filling ingredient is apples.
  • Banoffee Pie: pastry-based dessert made from banana, cream, toffee, condensed milk.
  • Battenberg Cake: light sponge cake with a distinctive color pattern.
  • Cheesecake: made of a topping made of soft, fresh cheese on a base made from biscuit, pastry or sponge.
  • Christmas Pudding: a steamed pudding made with flour, breadcrumbs, candied fruits, brandy and beer traditionally served on Christmas Day.
  • Crumble: stewed fruit topped with a crumbly mixture of butter, flour, and sugar.
  • Custard tart: (Egg Custard tart), baked egg custard filled pastry.
  • Eccles cake: small round sweet pastry dessert.
  • Eton Mess: traditional meringue cake made of strawberries and cream.
  • Flapjack: sweet bar made of rolled oats, butter, brown sugar.
  • Hot Cross Buns: sweet and spiced light pastry buns.
  • Jaffa Cakes: biscuits made of sponge base, a layer of orange flavoured jelly and a coating of chocolate.
  • Jam Roly-Poly: flat-rolled suet pudding.
  • Knickerbocker glory: British ice cream sundae.
  • Lemon Meringue Pie: made with a crust usually made of shortcrust or shortbread pastry, lemon curd filling and a fluffy meringue topping.
  • Mince Pie: small Christmas pastry filled with candied and dried fruits and spices.
  • Muffin: A dense, round bread designed for toasting baked in small portions.
  • Parkin: soft oatmeal cake.
  • Pound Cake: traditional cake made from flour, butter, eggs, and sugar, used in equal measure.
  • Rice Pudding: popular rice dessert made with milk, rice and flavoured with vanilla and spices to taste.
  • Scone: made of wheat, barley or oatmeal, with baking powder as a leavening agent.
  • Sorbet: frozen fruity dessert.
  • Spotted Dick: steamed sued pudding made with custard and dried fruit.
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding: steamed dessert consisting of a very moist sponge cake, made with finely chopped dates or prunes, covered in a toffee sauce.
  • Treacle Tart: pastry-based made with think syrup filling.
  • Trifle: a dessert dish made from thick custard, fruit, sponge cake, fruit juice or gelatin, and whipped cream.
  • Victoria Sponge cake: cake made of wheat flour, sugar and eggs.

Fast food[edit]

  • Balti: British-style type of curry.
  • Doner Kebab: Turkish take-away dish made of thin lamb slices served with salad in pitta bread.
  • Fish and chips: battered bread-crumbed fish such as haddock or cod and chips served with salt and vinegar.
  • Hamburger: sandwich consisting of a cooked patty of ground meat placed inside a sliced bread roll.
  • Korma: sweet lamb curry dish.

Street food[edit]

  • Breakfast roll: a traditional morning snack made with common sandwich ingredients.
  • Butty: English sandwich.
  • Cucumber sandwich: traditional British sandwich made from thin cucumber slices and white bread.

Drinks (Non-alcoholic)[edit]

  • Irn-Bru: a popular carbonated soft drink produced in Blantyre, Scotland. it is bright orange in color.
  • Lilt: brand of soft drink manufactured by The Coca Cola Company.
  • Punch (non-alcoholic): fruit juice, sugar or corn syrup, citric acid, flavors.
  • Tea: tea served with milk and sugar to taste.

Drinks (Alcoholic)[edit]

  • Ale: type of beer with sweet, full bodied taste.
  • Cider: alcoholic beverage made from apples or pears.
  • Ginger beer: carbonated drink that is flavored primarily with ginger and sweetened with sugar or artificial sweeteners.
  • Ginger wine: a fortified wine made from a fermented blend of ground ginger and raisins.
  • Lambrini: a brand of light perry.
  • London dry gin: a type of distilled gin.
  • Pale lager: type of beer made from malted barley.
  • Porter: (Stout beer), dark beer.
  • Shandy: beer mixed with carbonated lemonade.
  • Sherry: fortified wine.
  • WKD: vodka-based alcopop drink.

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