The World Cup of Food: China vs Mexico
Sport may be off the cards during the COVID-19 crisis, but the World Cup of Food is on!
Every week, Kate and Scorcher will try cuisine from two different countries, and they’ll go head-to-head.
Then we’ll open it up to you to choose the weekly match winner! To vote call 9832 5050 during the World Cup of Food segment on a Friday.
For round one, China takes on Mexico.
Kate — Mexico
What Kate ate:
We ordered takeaway from La Tortilleria, a tortilla factory/eatery at 72 Stubbs Rd Kensington.
The full menu is available online, and we went on Taco Tuesday, when all tacos are $4 (so we basically ordered them all!!).
Taco al Pastor – free-range spiced pork, achiote (spice paste), guajillo chile & pineapple-habanero salsa. Sweet & Spicy, yum!
Taco Pescado – seasoned corn-battered fish, jalapeno mayo, coleslaw & pico de gallo – fresh and zinging.
Taco Cachete – Slow-cooked beef cheeks, green tomatillo salsa – lovely rich braise.
Taco Papas con Chorizo – roast potato, chorizo, grilled jalapeno & onion, arbol-tomatillo salsa
Quesadilla con Nopales – house mix cheese, cactus Nopales, ancho chile. Yes. A cactus quesadilla … and it’s awesome!
Scorcher — China
What Mark ate:
Xiao Long Bao, gorgeous little soup filled dumplings. They were a winner.
Chicken chilli wontons with peanut sauce. A nice little twist on the regular spicy chilli oil wontons.
Sweet and sour pork. A fan favourite, tried and true!
Sizzling beer with garlicky Chinese broccoli. Gotta have one half healthy dish!
ROUND ONE RESULT: Mexico won with 55% of the vote!
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