While we were in London, we ate at Pizza Express twice. The first time the husband spotted it and he quickly informed me that we HAD to go there because it had been recommended by a friend of his who lives in the UK. I had already had pizza that day, so I ordered a Caesar salad.
Dear friends, if you eat Caesar salad in the UK, expect it to be VERY different from the ones you get in the states. I don’t know if it was just this restaurant or if this is something that can be applied to to whole area, but they cover the salad in sardines and the dressing tastes much more fishy than it does back home. I know that technically Caesar salad is NOT vegetarian, but I usually just pretend it is, because it’s yummy, and you can’t really tell that there are little fish bits in it. With this salad, there was no disguising the fishy flavor. I didn’t want to look like a rude snobby American, but there was visible fish… all mixed up in my food…. Needless to say, I skipped the salad and ate some of my husband’s pizza.
The next time we went, I got a DELICIOUS mushroom pizza that I really enjoyed. So, all this to say, if you find yourself at Pizza Express, just do the safe thing… and the NORMAL thing, and order PIZZA.
-The London Pizza Express Eating Kelley
P.S. The UK was a wonderfully relaxing and exciting extension of our tour, so there is more to come 🙂