Eat the World Cup: foodline

I’ve watched the 2022 World Cup in London restaurants and bars from all 32 participating countries. The Eat the World Cup foodline details the locations, dishes and drinks sampled on this epic culinary football challenge.

Number – Date – Country – Restaurant / Location – Food & Drink

1 – 20th Nov – ECUADOR – El Rincon Quiteno, Holloway – encebollado (Ecuadorian fish stew), hornado (whole roasted pig) (see cover photo)

2 – 21st Nov – ENGLAND – New Cross House, New Cross – Beavertown Neck Oil beer, Pipers crisps, nuts
3 – 21st Nov – SENEGAL – Ibb’s Restaurant, Walworth – jollof rice with chicken and salad, Star beer (see photo)
4 – 21st Nov – WALES – London Welsh Centre, Kings Cross – Bale golden ale, Glamorgan sausage roll

5 – 22nd Nov – SAUDI ARABIA – Hijazi Corner, Edgware Road – karak chai, Hijazi-style liver (with bell peppers & spices), ma’sob (minced roti with banana & butter)
6 – 22nd Nov – TUNISIA – Acacus Restaurant, Baker Street – lamb and vegetable cous cous (see photo)
7 – 22nd Nov – MEXICO – Cheeky Chicos, Elephant & Castle – margarita, Marques del Valle sauvignon blanc (Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico), guacamole with tortilla chips, pork belly tostadas
8 – 22nd Nov – AUSTRALIA – Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden – Budweiser World Cup beer

9 – 23rd Nov – SPAIN – La Plaza, Portobello Road – Estrella Galicia beer, Cava, Rioja, carrillada Rodrigo al Oloroso (pork cheeks in fragrant wine), costillas al horno (baked ribs), brochetas de pulpo and chorizo (squid and chorizo skewers), tortilla
10 – 23rd Nov – CANADA – Maple Leaf, Covent Garden – poutine (chips, gravy and cheese curds), Moosehead beer, Molson beer, Sleeman beer

11 – 24th Nov – URUGUAY – Cantinho do Goias, Stockwell – picanha (beef steak from top of rump) with rice and egg, jantinha de picanha with feijão tropeiro (beans, sausage, bacon, collard greens, eggs and manioc), fried cassava and rice (see photo)
12 – 24th Nov – GHANA – Gold Coast Bar and Restaurant, Norwood – Star beer, Club beer
13 – 24th Nov – SERBIA – Paya and Horse, Battersea – ćevapi (mincemeat sausage), pork belly bon bons, sausage, ajvar (smoked aubergine and pepper dip)

14 – 25th Nov – IRAN – Kish Restaurant, Kilburn – Persian breakfast (cheese, walnuts, honey, olives, sausage and flatbreads)
15 – 25th Nov – QATAR – Chapati & Karak, Knightsbridge – cinnamon chapati, karak chai
16 – 25th Nov – NETHERLANDS – De Hems, Chinatown – Lindeboom beer
17 – 25th Nov – USA – Roadtrip & the Workshop, Shoreditch – beef slider, fried chicken slider, naughty fries, crab fries, Goose Island IPA beer

18 – 26th Nov – POLAND – Mamuśka, Waterloo – pierogi (five flavours), bigos stew (with pork and sauerkraut), Polish coffee with chocolate hazelnut vodka, Tymbark apple and cherry drink
19 – 26th Nov – DENMARK – Mikkeller brewpub, Clerkenwell – Mikkeller stout, Mikkeller fruit beer
20 – 26th Nov – ARGENTINA – Moo Cantina, Pimlico – empanadas, beef milanesa, Malbec

21 – 27th Nov – COSTA RICA – Editor’s Tap, Chancery Lane – gallo pinto breakfast burrito
22 – 27th Nov – MOROCCO – Dar Marrakesh, Edgware Road – hummus, falafel, zaalouk, halloumi, flatbread, salad of the desert (with dates, walnuts, falafel), mint tea, baklava (see photo)
23 – 27th Nov – CROATIA – Fulham Kitchen, Fulham – Balkan-style pancakes with bananas, strawberries, cream
24 – 27th Nov – GERMANY – Katzenjammers, London Bridge – Paulaner Dunkel beer, pretzel

25 – 28th Nov – SOUTH KOREA – Han Bar & Restaurant, New Malden – kimchi, beef bibimbap, Cass beer
26 – 28th Nov – SWITZERLAND – White Haus, Blackfriars – 1936 bière
27 – 28th Nov – PORTUGAL – Estrela tapas bar, Stockwell – octopus salad, bacalhau a Gomes Sa (cod with onions, potatoes and egg), seared beef bitoque, Super Bock beer, Tagus wine

28 – 30th Nov – FRANCE – Le Pot Lyonnais, Battersea – charcuterie (rabbit terrine, rillettes, saucisson, Parisian ham) and cheese (camembert, comté, fourme d’Ambert) boards, Côtes du Rhône wine

29 – 1st Dec – BELGIUM – Lowlander, Covent Garden – moules à la bière, frites, Orval beer, Westmalle Tripel beer, Lindemans kriek beer
30 – 1st Dec – JAPAN – Arcade Food Hall, Tottenham Court Road – salmon sushi maki roll, prawn tempura sando, Osaka arancini with katsu curry and Japanese mustard, Asahi beer

31 – 2nd Dec – CAMEROON – Maestro Bar, Deptford – ndolé (stewed nuts and ndoleh leaves with meat), fried plantain, grilled tilapia, 33 Export beer, Nigerian Guinness Foreign Extra

32 – 5th Dec – BRAZIL – Avenida Brasil, Stockwell – bolinha de mandioca & bacon (cassava & bacon croquettes), barriga de porco (deep fried pork belly) with cassava chips, pudim, Avenida Chopp beer, caipirinha

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