What Is The British National Dish?


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It's a Chicken Tikka Masala which started in London as a plain chicken currey dish. In Glasgow a man was given this chicken currey and asked for some gravy to be put on-top, the Chef didn't have any gravy so he improvised with tomatoes and other ingredients. The Chicken Tikka Masala has no definition, it can be hot, mild, orange, brown anything.
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There are more Indian restaurants and take-aways in the UK than any other variety including fish & chip shops. The national dish has to be curry.  It's so ingrained into the national psyche, you can't get more British than a curry. Even MacDonalds serves a curry sauce for people to dip their fries and chicken nuggets into. First curry house opened in London in the 18th century,  Previous posts are correct.  Chicken Tika Massala is the most favoured of all the British curry varieties.
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Scyld Scefing
Scyld Scefing commented
IN ENGLAND these are:
Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding
Beef Wellington
Fish Pie
Cornish Pasty
Lancashire hotpot
Sausage Toad in the hole.
Bubble and Squeak
Steak and Kidney pudding
Steak and Ale pie
Lamb and mint sauce
These are only a few of the national dishes,and literally hundreds of local traditional recipes covering all English counties abound.
So please don't reduce our lovely food to just 'Curry' which is an unhealthy cholesterol high mishmash.
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Thats and chips is the national dish...why would they change it? You ask anyone in another country whats the dish you'd think of when thinking of uk and they would come out with fish and chips...I'm 33 years old and ive never tried chicken tikka massala but why on earth is an indian dish now getting voted for instead of brittish food? Only thing that comes close to fish and chips is roast beef and thats Brittish Beef too. I'm not saying that indian foods are no good....what I'm saying is this is England...we should vote for our own food not foreign food!
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Scyld Scefing
Scyld Scefing commented
Good point.
Traditional English ( not British )is delicious.and fish and chips is very low on calories compared with curry.Many Indians eat only the food they ate in their own country and they suffer from a high level of heart disease.
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Actually its roast meat and veg xxx
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Anonymous commented
It's a Curry actually.
Some say it's Chicken Tikka Masala, a dish created in Britain based on Indian cooking.
It isn't Fish and Chips despite that being very English, and it isn't meat and veg which is generic across all saxon peoples of Central & North Western Europe.

Those who say otherwise are just guessing off the top of their heads.

Full English Breakfast is almost identicle to Irish Breakfast, difference being Soda bread in the Irish.
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rineeth kittu answered
Chicken currey dish,beef.
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The Instigator answered
A joint of beef and some yorkshire pudding
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Scyld Scefing
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True.Nobody has mentioned our DELICIOUS UNIQUE English puddings.Apple Pie
Apple Snow
Apple Soufflé
Bakewell Tart
Blackberry & Apple Crumble
Bread & Butter Pudding
Baked Apples
Cherry Pie
Custard Tart
Ginger Pudding
Gypsy Tart
Jam Roly Poly
Lemon Meringue Pie
Plum Duff
Rhubarb Crumble
Rice Pudding
Spotted Dick
Sticky Toffee Pudding
Summer Pudding
Treacle Sponge Pudding
Treacle Tart
Traditional Trifle
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Will Martin answered
Traditionally it was fish and chips, but in the last few years that has been overtaken by chicken tikka masala, which was basically devised in Indian restaurants as a form of Indian cooking that would appeal to British tastes.
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Anonymous answered
If stereotypes are anything to go by, the French will sometimes call the English "roast beefs", in a derogatory way, the same way the English call the French "frogs".

I'm pretty sure these days it's considered to be chicken tikka masala though.

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