What do you think of as typical British food? Roast beef? Fish and chips? Tea and cakes? Or maybe there's more to British food than that? Check out this video to find out about what people in the UK are eating these days.

This video is part of our Word on the Street series. Word on the Street is an exciting new English Language teaching programme co-produced by the BBC and the British Council.

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What do you think about British food?

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eri 4 May, 2013 - 09:47

I'd like to have these foods when we go to UK!
I was unlucky that it wouldn't introduce Japanese food:(

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May22misa 4 May, 2013 - 01:23

The video was so good that I could understand almost all!
I want to try to eat British food.

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lia 10 May, 2013 - 04:18

hello Zidny, introduce my name is lia, actually it's my call name. are you Indonesian? nice to see you here. c u

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Cana 3 May, 2013 - 16:18

Ahh they look delicious❤❤I am hungry now! XD
That's so good to get chances to eat food from different cultures.

But I don't think they are healthy like Japanese food. And I want to know that Japanese food is popular in Britain:))

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Jonathan - Coor... 4 May, 2013 - 06:50

Hi! One of my friends has sushi every single day. It’s part of his new healthy diet. He has sushi for lunch, and steamed vegetables for dinner. So I think sushi’s getting quite popular now! How about you, do you like eating food from around the world? What food is popular in Japan at the moment? Could you recommend a few Japanese dishes for us to try? 

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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pengin 3 May, 2013 - 14:36

I have never tried British food.
I was Interesting that the leporter said there are many kind of counry food are in Britain, because British food is no good.
I am looking forword to eat food in Britain.

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supercell soccer 3 May, 2013 - 13:08

The "new" English food looks so delicious!
I wonder if there are also Japanese food in the UK

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Hanna 3 May, 2013 - 12:19

I think British food tastes good. At scool we learned that British people usualy eat oatmeal for breakfast and drink tea with milk all day long. But I see that traditional breakfast is very big and nourishing and doesn`t include poridge.
What is a black pudding?

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JoEditor 3 May, 2013 - 13:40

Hi Hanna, 
It's true that many British people drink lots of cups of tea during the day. To answer your question, black pudding is a type of black sausage made with blood. I think most people would only have a cooked breakfast at the weekend. I think toast or cereals is more popular on a normal school day.  
Best wishes, Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team) 

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Hanna 3 May, 2013 - 13:51

Hello Jo,
Thanks for your answer. Here, in Ukraine, we eat black pudding too, but it has another name(Krovjanka).

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greengreendays 3 May, 2013 - 05:51

Looking nice!
I'm studying about food in the UK
So this video was good for me
I will try to cook some foods which I saw in the video

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Jenny blaer 2 May, 2013 - 13:53

Through this vedio, I can feel that Britain is a multicultural country once more.
I want to try full English breakfast and fish and chips.

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Natalija 20 April, 2013 - 22:29

Hi, mgguegun;)
I like French kitchen too, and it's one of the best. I like French croissants, la cafe au lait-white coffee and laduree macarons, of course;). Have you ever tried some food from Balcan countries?
Greetings;).

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mgueguen 15 April, 2013 - 17:00

I'm french and I think France has the best meals of the world ;p Like 20sep_fm
, a glass of milk is enough for my breakfast , but I would like to taste a full british breakfast !! It looks delicious ! I'm sorry if you don't understand my comment , my English is so bad =0 Thank for this video !

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Jonathan - Coor... 21 April, 2013 - 08:03

Hi mgueguen! I'd definitely recommend you try a full English breakfast if you get the chance. It's especially good on a cold morning. It warms you up. And don't worry about your English, you did very well :-)
Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Natalija 2 April, 2013 - 19:26

I don't like English food, it's too heavy for my taste. And I don't eat eggs and bacon. My favourite breakfast are some cereals with milk and fruits. It's healthy and gives you energy.

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RehinaParker 12 July, 2013 - 11:58

hello lekjana i like potatos too they are delicious :).... but now i am in italy and itaIian food looks tasty to

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megisiana 11 February, 2013 - 19:10

it looks so delicious ........and what a shame i have never tried Britain food but i would love and ******Jonathan potatoes is my favorite food too.............

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JoEditor 11 January, 2013 - 16:16

Wow! It's great to hear about the food from your countries - reading your comments is making me hungry! :)

Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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etleva hoxha 9 January, 2013 - 17:07

I think that are very delicious ... Each country has a special cooking and this is what makes us try all kinds of food .. The video was very useful because it helps to have as much knowledge about the dishes and it is a plus that in addition to that we learn in our language they can learn and in English and this has been done only with your help. Thank for everything you have done for this site and for us to teach us how to practice the English language ... You are the best ...!!!!
from Albania

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Jonathan - Coor... 10 January, 2013 - 04:21

Hi! It's great to read your comments. I'm very happy you find this site useful. :-D Thank you so much for your encouragement and we'll keep on working to try and make this site even better. Please keep visiting us! We have lots more exciting things for you to read, watch and do coming soon ...

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etleva hoxha 9 January, 2013 - 15:53

I think that are very delicious and worth trying them but each country has a different way to cook from another country and this is the reason that it forces you to try all .. It was a very nice video and you're doingan excellent job for this site and helping us to learn the cultures and traditions of other countries, and in particular for the UK .. you are the best,,!!!,
From Albania

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