American Man Goes Viral For His Honest Review Of A British Carvery
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An American man has become a local celebrity on TikTok after dishing out some honest reviews of classic British cuisine - in particular, the famous carvery. Check it out below:
So, if you've ever wondered what someone named 'Mr Miami' makes of a traditional English carvery, now's your chance to find out.
Of course, Mr Miami isn't his real name - he's actually called Nick Alexander - and despite living in the US for a lot of his life, his mother is British-Jamaican, so he's already made the trip to Blighty and back a few times before.
So much so, it seems as if the US native spends the majority of his time in Wolverhampton, according to his social media accounts.
Nevertheless, despite our best efforts British cuisine often has a somewhat... questionable reputation around the rest of the world, Nick has been determined to see what all the fuss is about.
The Nickelodeon carvery in Wolverhampton was one of his more memorable stops in his culinary journey, and judging from his reaction in the viral video, it seems to have exceeded expectations.
"In regards to food, the common consensus in the states is that British food isn't great, so I came with seasonings expecting the food to be bland," Nick told LADbible last year.
"What sparked me to say it was like a Christmas dinner was the turkey and stuffing, but in comparison to our Christmas dinner back home this was a plate for a 10-13-year-old if I'm honest.
"But it's not as bad as I thought. I think we love our sauces and artificial flavours a whole lot in America if I'm honest. Over here y'all just like things a little plainer I think."
Well, there we have it, folks! We've officially been upgraded from 'bad' to 'not as bad as I thought'. Let's keep on climbing that ladder!
He continued: "I started documenting [the meals] randomly, if I'm honest. My friend Rosalie in Miami is always asking me what the food is like for when they come to visit, so she kind of sparked the idea.
"British food is always getting a bad rep so I decided instead of highlighting the negative I'll highlight the positive and here we are."
Since its release, the carvery video has been viewed over a million times and has racked up over 300k likes, which Nick claims is beyond his wildest expectations.
"The online response has been overwhelming," he told us, "I didn't expect it to go viral the way it did."
"I've even started raising money for the homeless because helping people is what I'm really passionate about and because I was homeless before."
Nick has been soliciting suggestions for other places to eat from his followers on TikTok and Instagram but says that he already has his next two meals locked down; announcing that he wants to try some classic London pie & mash, but also eat at the top of The Shard.
Two wildly different experiences for sure, but we're still waiting to find out how he manages curry night at the local Spoons.
"I just want to say thank you to the UK for making me go viral" Nick concluded, "The UK makes up 99 percent of my TikTok followers - and I can't wait to try more food and visit more places around the country, I love it here."