THE city may officially have the best kebab van in the UK but it turns out Oxford's true takeaway love is Chinese food.

Data released by fast food delivery website Just Eat revealed residents order more sweet and sour chicken than any other meal - with one out of every five orders the Asian dish.

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Across Britain, Italian was found to be the nation’s favourite cuisine but in Oxford not one of the top 10 most ordered items originated from the country.

The full list of takeaway dishes people in Oxford most often order on Just Eat are:

  1. Sweet & Sour Chicken
  2. Chow Mein
  3. Doner Kebab
  4. Chicken Korma
  5. Chicken Strips
  6. Chicken Kebab
  7. Chicken Tikka Masala
  8. Chicken Nuggets
  9. Chicken Curry
  10. Cheeseburger

Graham Corfield UK Managing director of Just Eat said: “The kebab is still king on many UK high streets, but takeaway trends are being shaken up by adventurous eaters looking to sample the hottest new cuisine and healthier, more conscious foodies opting for leaner options."

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He said vegan was the fastest growing cuisine ordered on Just Eat last year, with orders growing by 1,500 per cent across the UK.

Mr Corfield added: "We also saw a much bigger appetite for Cantonese cuisine and Nigerian food."