Food you MUST try during your time in the UK!
Now that you have been in the UK a while, it's time to get settled into the British culture.
It's all part of the student experience!
You might have noticed by now that our food can be a bit weird and of course, wonderful too. Some of this food might not exist in your home country but it's all about experimenting and trying new things during your time here.
Have you tried any of these yet?
1. Scotch Eggs
This is basically a boiled egg covered in sausage, coated in breadcrumbs and then fried. You could have a scotch egg with a salad, at a picnic or just as a snack!
These come in LOTS of different forms; Cornish, cheese and onion, steak and kidney and many more. You might have noticed Greggs around? That's the best and most common place to buy a cheap pasty at lunchtime.
3. Black Pudding & Haggis
Both of these are eaten with a full breakfast. Black pudding is usually served in England and Haggis in Scotland so it depends where you're studying if you will find these. Both of them are not easy to stomach and definitely not vegetarian-friendly, but worth a try.
4. Battered Sausage
You might be familiar with fish & chips, but this is another thing typically on the menu. Battered sausage is a pork sausage, coated in batter and deep fried - we think that they taste best with salt, vinegar and mushy peas!
If you're studying in the North of England, this is something you need to make yourself familiar with in the colder months. It's made up of beef stock and is basically a soup that you drink. It'll warm you up - put it that way...
6. Afternoon Tea
You're probably well aware that us British people love tea and you should too! Afternoon tea is a way to experience traditional British life with tea, scones, and cute little sandwiches. If your family visit, this is something you should try all together.
Ignore that episode of Friends where Rachel made the trifle, it's actually a delicious British dessert made up of custard, fruit, biscuits and cream. IThis will give you a sugar fix without leaving you in a food coma.
8. Sticky Toffee Pudding
For the perfect British sweet treat, sticky toffee pudding is what to order. It's made up of a moist sponge pudding covered in toffee sauce and can be served with ice cream or custard - either combination is delicious.
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