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Jul 9, 2009 08:03 AM

Scottish Black Pudding (London

Is there anywhere in London that sells the Scottish style black pudding? It has rice in it. My husband really enjoyed eating some in Chester, and I'd love to surprise him with a bit of it closer to home.

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  1. Hi, from Scottish girl. Rice? Are you sure? Oats, yes, but really don't think it ever has rice...Scotland not being over endowed with paddy fields and all...

    William Rose the LOVELY organic butcher on Lordship Lane in East Dulwich with the massive queues does a good one, as do Doves on Northcote Road in Clapham.

    Dining out, try Boisdale in Victoria. Scotstastic.

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    1. re: helen b

      Thanks, Helen. Our breakfast up in Chester included black pudding, which my husband enjoys a lot. He noticed it had something extra in it, and the cook said it was Scottish and had rice. It could be she got that wrong.... who knows? I guess whoever makes this pudding could just add any sort of long grain rice, the kind we cook with all the time. I haven't seen rice fields in Surrey either. :-)

      In any event it was delicious!

    2. Sacrilege - eating "foreign" black pud whilst in the north west!

      I've also never heard of rice being added.

      For something different (an irish pudding), you might want to look out for Clonkilty Black Pudding (and White Pudding). Not a bad version of the Black, IMO, but the White is very nicely peppery and makes a good change on the breakfast fry-up. You can get them in the UK fairly easily now - the puddings are quite big and I tend to chop them into more suitable portions and then freeze, just like any other sausage.

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      1. re: Harters

        DH reminded me that the B&B owner did say the black pudding was from Scotland but made in the Spanish style... with rice. I have no idea what that means as I am not very well-versed when it comes to black pudding.

        1. re: zuriga1

          Is it not just morcilla then ie Spanish black pudding (sorry if I'm teaching granny to suck eggs here!)? In which case, try Brindisa in Borough Market.

          1. re: helen b

            I was almost at Borough yesterday and did think of trying that... maybe this coming week. I think it's probably what I'm after. No apologies necessary. I *am* a granny (of course I look very young for that) and being an American does have certain disadvantages at times. :-) My world has expanded!!

        2. re: Harters

          Harters, your steadfast British pride combined with this North West business... it gets me to thinking. :)

          1. re: Lizard

            You can get Clonkilty at the oxford street selfridges.

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          1. Try,they do black pudding with rice instead of oatmeal & is gluton free,delicious,they also do lorne sausage stuffed with black pudding & my favourite venison burgers
            Good luck

            1. Sometimes Black Pudding has barley added to it for texture. I don't know if this is notionally Scottish, I've only ever encountered it in England, but barley pops up occasionally in 'Scottish' food, as with Scotch Broth etc. More common in Scotland in my experience is the courser black pudding made with pinheads, which has a texture more like haggis. Hope this helps.