10 British Foods with Weird Names

10 British Foods with Weird Names

10 British Foods with Unbelievably Quirky Names

British cuisine is known for its diverse and comforting dishes, but it's also famous for some quite peculiar names that can leave one scratching their head. From savoury delights to sweet indulgences, let's take a culinary tour of ten British dishes that boast the most unusual names. You'll be surprised by what's behind these quirky titles!

  1. Spotted Dick: This classic British dessert might raise an eyebrow with its name, but it's a delightful steamed pudding filled with currants or raisins, often served with custard.

  2. Toad in the Hole: Don't worry, no amphibians were harmed in the making of this dish! Toad in the Hole is a popular meal featuring sausages baked in Yorkshire pudding batter.

  3. Bubble and Squeak: Named for the sound it makes while cooking, Bubble and Squeak is a delicious pan-fried dish made from mashed potatoes and leftover cabbage.

  4. Singing Hinnies: These traditional scone-like griddle cakes sing by making a hissing sound on the griddle, hence the charming name.

  5. Stargazy Pie: A Cornish dish that's as intriguing as its name. The pie is usually filled with fish like pilchards or sardines, with their heads peeking out from the crust, as if gazing at the stars.

  6. Bangers and Mash: The "bangers" in this classic British dish refer to sausages, named for the banging sound they made when they burst open during cooking. It's typically served with mashed potatoes.

  7. Eton Mess: This delightful dessert of strawberries, meringue, and whipped cream may sound messy, but it's a favourite at Eton College's annual cricket game.

  8. Bedfordshire Clanger: A fascinating combination of dinner and dessert in one pastry, with a savoury filling on one end and sweet on the other.

  9. Cullen Skink: Hailing from Scotland, Cullen Skink is a hearty soup made from smoked haddock, potatoes, and onions. The name may be peculiar, but the taste is sublime.

  10. Black Pudding: Don't let the name fool you; Black Pudding is a type of sausage made from pork blood, fat, and oatmeal. It's a traditional breakfast item across the British Isles.

Explore the Names for Yourself!

Interested in tasting these uniquely named dishes or just curious to see them up close? Come and visit our store, From There to Here, located at 17 St. John's Road, in Toronto. As the only British and Irish shop in Toronto proper, we offer a wide selection of British and Irish food, including snacks, drinks, confectionery, and more.

Explore the strange, the delightful, and the utterly British at our clean and friendly store with a homey feel. We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you discover the stories behind these quirky-named treats!

*Photo by Melissa Walker Horn on Unsplash

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