We would always recommend eating like a local when visiting destinations. Why not start experimenting at home? There are endless amounts of eateries in London which will inspire you to discover culinary delights from all over the globe. Here are some ideas of global dishes and the best spots in London to sample them.
Moussaka, Greece – Andy’s Taverna (Camden Town)
Moussaka is absolutely delicious! There are different varieties but it is usually made with ground meat, aubergine and béchamel sauce. Andy’s Taverna is well known for serving authentic Greek food, and has a colourful menu of a variety of Greek cuisine.
Osso Buco, Italy – Cafe Murano (Covent Garden)
Osso Buco is a Milanese traditional dish, the main ingredient is cross cut veal shanks braised with vegetables. Cafe Murano has perfected its Osso Buco recipe and it is definitely one to try!
Niouk Yen, Mauritius – Marcel & Sons (Elephant & Castle)
Niouk Yen is a delicacy in Mauritius. Steamed dumplings made with grated chayote, perfectly paired with chili sauce or garlic, or can be enjoyed on their own. You can find this delicious delicacy at Marcel & Sons in Elephant & Castle.
Camarones Criollos, Cuba – Cubana (Waterloo)
This dish is comprised of Creole style prawns sautéed in a light tomato sofrito, peppers and a small dash of chilli. This is a traditional dish from Cuba’s deep South East. Cubana offers the cuisine of old Cuba.
Jerk Chicken, Jamaica – The Rum Kitchen (Notting Hill)
Jerk is a type of cooking which is native to Jamaica, the meat is rubbed with a spice mixture like no other! The Rum Kitchen doesn’t conform to normal stereotypes and puts its own twist even on the traditional jerk recipe.
Tom yum, Thailand- Heron (Edgware Road)
A soup known for its hot and sour flavour it is usually accompanied with lots of herbs, prawns and lemongrass. Heron restaurant offers an authentic Thai culinary experience.
Rendang Curry, Indonesia – Enak Enak (Clapham Junction Overground)
This is a spicy meat dish which originates from Indonesia, using a lot of delicious coconut milk! Enak Enak serves traditional and home style Indonesian food, be sure to pay a visit, and look out for Nancy Lam the owner.
Ceviche, Mexico – La Bodega Negra (Tottenham Court Road)
Raw fish cured in citrus juice and spiced with chilli and other flavoursome toppings. We particularly like La Bodega Negra’s spicy blue fin tuna and guajillo chilli Ceviche dish.
If you want to try some of these dishes in their homeland please contact us on 020 3797 3849