Study Uncovers Britains Favourite Food Choices

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22nd June 2012 13:03 - Food

A national market research study by Food Network UK has revealed Britain’s most-loved food.

In top position for favourite dish is Chinese stir-fry, replacing the previous premier winner which was chicken tikka masala.

This Cantonese creation, usually packed with fresh vegetables and noodles, is now the most frequently cooked meal in the UK – it is eaten by one in five Brits at least once a week.

Over two-thirds of the people surveyed said that its main appeal is ease of preparation (The average stir-fry cooked in a wok takes a mere few minutes) compared to traditional British cuisine.

Britons are increasingly opting for international cuisine over British staples at a rate of three out of seven nights of the week. Asian food is becoming particularly popular - sushi and noodles are now cooked as regularly as spaghetti and potatoes.

Half of the surveyants also said that traditional British dishes such as cottage pie, sausages and mash or fish and chips are simply too boring.

Other top ten international favourites eaten by Britons are sweet and sour chicken, Thai green and red curry, King prawns and Szechuan noodles.

Managing Director of Food Network EMEA, Nick Thorogood, commented: “Our research shows British palettes have changed and we now have a penchant for exotic tastes across the globe. It would have been unheard of for a typical family to tuck in to regular evening meals originating from Thailand or Japan a decade or so ago.”

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