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1Teck-Loh
apr 26, 2010, 12:56 pm

Just want to start a thread about the food to be found in London.

Personally, I am a huge fan of eel pies but it seems that they can only be found in select shops in London and nowhere else in the world. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong. I have been to the Lakes district where they have many shops selling traditional English food but no eel pie shop.

Only in London it seems.

Then there's the traditional English breakfast complete with black pudding and fried bread. That can be found all over England.

Anyway, I am starting this thread so those of us who love English food can share their eating experience in London.

2krolik
apr 27, 2010, 9:51 am

I'll be in central London tomorrow and am intrigued by your reference to eel pies. Any particular place you'd recommend?

3mart1n
apr 27, 2010, 11:03 am

You'll have trouble finding them in the centre. You want a proper East End gorblimey guvna apples and pears stone the crows pie 'n' mash shop.

4Teck-Loh
apr 29, 2010, 3:33 am

Hi krolik, sorry for not replying earlier. I have been busy!

So are you still in London now?

If you are and still wanna try some eel pies, check out Manze's pie and mash shop in Peckham. They have a picture of the shop here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eel_pie

Also if you want recipes, go to: http://www.pie-and-mash.com/recipes.shtml

Contact the people on the pie-and-mash website and ask them which of their shops still serve eel pies.

Hope that helps!

5krolik
apr 29, 2010, 4:41 am

It was just a day trip so maybe the eels will be for another time. The link you sent is interesting. I'm more familiar with the French preparations, though I've never had them in aspic, as described in the article. In Vienne and Charente-Maritime I've had them simply grilled over wood embers or prepared in a sauce with garlic, butter and parsley.