After topping the chart for Britain’s favourite dish, for over a decade, it seems the popularity of ‘CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA’ has finally taken a hit.
The Indian dish, unique to UK restaurants, as a mix of chicken tikka with curry failed to figure even in the top 10 of a latest survey to mark the 25th anniversary of BBC’s ‘Good Food’ show. It came at 14th place behind pizza, classic lasagne and spaghetti, in one of the largest food studies conducted by YouGov. The SUNDAY ROAST, a traditional British lunch time treat, came out tops at No.1, voted by 43% of Britons as their ultimate comfort food, followed by the pub food classic —- steak and chips by 35%.
Another quintessentially English tea-time favourite —– scones, with jam and clotted cream, and apple crumble came in at 3rd and 4th place. Chocolate brownie, strawberry cheesecake and the Victoria sponge, were the other desserts to make it into the list of dishes described as ‘food heaven’, while steak and ale pie and beef Wellington came in at 10 and 13 respectively.
While many Britons said they enjoy Thai curries, chilli con carne, Spanish paella and Moroccan tagine, the results suggest that the traditional British dishes were at the forefront of most people’s minds.