Immigration's Influence on British Food

by Shifali Sharma Shifali Sharma
We’ve seen the best of Indian cooking reflected in Britain’s top restaurants and diners. In fact, in most major regions within Great Britain, you can find a local Indian restaurant that has become a fan favourite. Locals love visiting that restaurant to try the latest in traditional Indian dishes. 

There’s also been some healthy immigration from other countries around the world. Some of the best Chinese restaurants are present in Britain, with Jamaican food becoming increasingly popular here as well. As more people migrate to Britain, the richness of the cuisines becomes even more evident. The history of the region becomes enhanced with the different expressions of the migrant citizens here. 

The locals love trying different cuisines

One of the biggest reasons for the success of international cooking here, has been the organic demand from the locals. Londoners love trying the latest recipes and preparations from across the oceans. 

Ooty, one of the top 10 Indian restaurants in London, gets packed through the weekend as more locals want to try its fusion combinations and recipes. Given the richness and diversity in international cooking, Great Britain has become a popular destination to sample the world’s finest. 

Another major reason behind Britain’s acceptance of all things international, is the influence of the recipes in traditional dishes. A traditional Shepard’s pie is now being served with Chicken Masala curry. The classic Eton Mess has hints of American cream, and Greek Yogurt as a supplement. The dishes of today have been influenced by different cultures and ethnicities to add flavour. 

The love for different cuisines has been adopted by the youth of the region. Young professionals love to enjoy a classic Sunday roast over the weekend, with a Pad-Thai Curry on a Wednesday afternoon, and Sushi for Friday dinner. This has opened the local market to new restaurants and experiences for Britishers across the region. 

Unique combinations indigenous to the region

Travellers can’t find a better Swahili-Euro mix of Mandazi & English coffee in any other part of the world. Britain has a host of many different restaurants and diners that have taken unique spins on classic dishes. This has resulted in a boom in the market, with locals enjoying different cuisines and preparations. 

A rise in the immigrant population has opened the people up, over the years, to new experiences of all kinds. Britain has accepted international popstars, chefs, and celebrities over time, making them more adventurous to unique culinary combinations. They celebrate a happy occasion with Miso Steak, while relishing Goan Cafreal for a family dinner. 

Leading international chefs preparing the best

The region has been home to some of the best international chefs that are working across luxury, fine-dining and casual dining restaurants. They’re making thigs interesting by bringing in international inspirations into everyday cuisines. While every British resident may have tried the classic Tikka Masala, they may be pleasantly surprised at how well a Lamb stew can be made in the same gravy. 

International chefs are also travelling around the world, bringing with them spices and ingredients that are indigenous to those countries. They’re introducing a whole new sensation, in the culinary sense, to the locals across England, Ireland and all-over Great Britain. They understand how best to match local tastes, with nuanced flavours and ingredients from around the world.

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