Based on the many responses to my curry and chips question tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g186338-i17-k677… I am looking to try as many dishes as i can.
I promised a TR so here is a start after 24 hours.
Arrived yesterday and walked to the Crown by Victoria Park. the Special was hamburger and we gave it a pass. Went by Palmers but it wasn't open till 6pm. Passed by a lot of lamb donor places snd was tempted but my wife felt that was more of a lunch place. Ended up at Italina and ordered pizza. OK- not really English but we were curious.
The original dish was invented in Naples with tomato and different toppings (margherita and marinara). Pizza was exported to NYC and the large New York version was born. There's also the deep dish Chicago version. We were curious what an English/ Italian version would be like.
We ended up with a version that was more like California Pizza Kitchen. We had the Italina topped with cherry tomato, ham and fresh basil. It was very good and also very large. We also ordered one with salami and chili that we ended taking home. We found it a little salty so hoping to find a good produce store for some additional toppings and warm it in our microwave. Maybe mushrooms and onions?
This morning, we ordered a full English breakfast from Leon restaurant. It came in a small paper container with egg at the bottom, cumberland sausage in the middle and beans and corn in tomato sause on top. Hmm.. Somehow that didnt seem like a proper English breakfast.
For lunch it was Happy Days for fish and chips. I had the cod with salt and vinegar. My wife had the haddock with no vinegar (which got her a look). She also had the ketchup -- which was was different from the typical American version. Very large serving but no peas. I thought the English version came with peas?
There was street food (mostly halal) that was offered nearby. The one that caught my eye: Japanese Chicken Katsu Wrap. A mashup/fushion dish!!