Throughout the UK, there are so many different restaurants and takeaways for you to choose from – with this number constantly increasing. The country’s growing appetite for home delivery takeaways is very prominent in the market, with this style of food now making up more than a quarter of all the country’s food outlets.
In most cities across the UK, consumers are now spoilt for choice with endless options for high-quality food delivered straight to our door. But what are the UK’s favourite takeaway dishes? In no particular order, we have compiled a list of our top 5 choices.
Chicken Tikka Masala
Indian curries have been adopted as one of the UK’s national dishes, with the classic chicken tikka masala being a firm favourite. This dish probably originated in the UK, consisting of marinated boneless chicken pieces that are traditionally cooked in a tandoor and then served in a subtly spiced tomato-cream sauce. The popularity of this dish has never died down, being one of the most popular takeout dishes in Britain and is a staple menu item in the curry houses across the country – especially in London.
Lamb Doner Kebab
This Turkish dish is a classic British staple takeaway meal, which is essentially beaten meat seasoned with suet, local herbs, and spices. This meat is then cooked by skewering it on a spit, grilling vertically. The meat used differs from place to place, where it can be just lamb, lamb and beef mix, chicken, or completely beef. In today’s modern age, the Kebab Industry is reportedly worth £2.2 Billion to the British economy – which just proves how they have become an integral part of our culture.
This Chinese stir-fried dish consists of noodles, meat, and cabbage and other vegetables – often being served as a dish at westernised Chinese restaurants. While the chow mein served in takeaways and many British Chinese restaurants has been altered to appeal to Western tastes, it is based on an authentic Chinese dish of stir-fried vegetables with boiled noodles. The most common meat used within this dish is chicken, but pork, beef, shrimp or tofu are sometimes including – as well as vegetarian and vegan options.
Fish and chips
When choosing a takeaway dish that is a firm favourite throughout the UK, you couldn’t get more British than fish and chips. This dish is often served in a newspaper cone, with sea salt and malt vinegar. Other condiments and side dishes are also very popular, especially mushy peas, curry sauce or gravy. Across the UK, there now around 8,500 fish and chip shops – which just proves the popularity of this classic British takeaway meal.
Pizza has very much taken over the globe, as well as Britain. This Italian speciality has become a firm favourite across many Westernised countries, especially the US. Italian migration to the United States accelerated during the 19th century, and pizza as a dish has been served since the early 20th century. And of course, American multinational fast-food corporations expanded aggressively overseas – which brought this wonderful Italian delicacy to the UK for us to enjoy.
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