World Tour: Samosa’s Anyone?

[ 0 ] April 5, 2010 |

Shopping at Harrod’s, roaming around Leiscester Square and watching the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace were some of our favorite moments from a recent visit to London. We enjoyed treking up and down the double decker buses and dipping in various English Pubs to avoid the light rain drops. Perhaps one of the best parts was, of course, tasting the food. Whether it be good or bad, we do not care when it comes to food…we just want to taste, formulate our own opinion and add that experience to our memory museum. Quite a book that we can add to the memory bank from London.

After a cheap flight to London and a short stay, we can say we have had some of the best fish and chips in London. Just thinking about the extra bottle of vinegar they give you in lieu of what we are used to the United States (*i.e. our fish and chips typically are accompanied by Heinz 57 or Texas Pete) makes us want to lick our fingers all over again (*won’t do that or the girl sitting beside me on the flight would be really freaked out…). Ironically, the best thing we had in London was not the fish and chips, however, it was the Sri Lankan and Indian cuisine we taste tested.

Buckingham Palace was on our list for the day alongside Hyde Park, Picadilly Circus and Kensington. Lucky for us, Buckingham Palace has some quaint, reputable spots surrounding it to eat at and our aching soles (*and bellies) thanked us. We decided we would go with one of the recommendations that we had received on the Indian food in London. One person described it as some of the best Indian food they had ever tasted. We can agree with this. Even days later, we can still smell the strong aroma of cardamom and tumeric flowing through our nasal passages. The chicken falling off the bone as it took in all the flavors of the pool of golden brown curry. Yum.

If ever you should get a cheap flight to London, there are three things you must do: 1. Take a tourist picture in front of Buckingham Palace (*You know the kind where you’re smiling directly in the camera with the background behind you as you awkwardly pose), 2. Have a drink, or two (*or three) at an English Pub (*makes for great conversation…we adore those British accents) and 3. Eat fish and chips but if you do not like, go for the Indian food…it’s a great plan B.

Category: Travels, World Tour

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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