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The really fat London food quiz of 2015

You ate, you bloated, you Instagrammed. But how much of London's food scene did you really take in this year?

By Ashleigh Arnott
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Our stout waistlines and empty bank accounts are proof positive that London is stuffed with more wonderful food outlets than ever. You've done our best dishes checklist and queued for every new opening, but how many of our 15 London food questions can you get right?

Check your answers on the second tab, and remember that if you cheat you won't get dessert.

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Sexy Fish
© Mark Brumell

1. 

Richard Caring's Caprice Group (of The Ivy) opened a restaurant with a weird-ass name in October – what animal did they deem 'sexy'?
Kinako French toast with softserve ice cream at Shackfuyu
© Rob Greig

2. 

Soft serve ice cream was a big hit in 2015. Match the restaurant to the flavour:

Shackfuyu / Foxlow / Chick 'n' Sours / Gelupo

Salted milk chocolate / Melon sorbet / Green tea / Milk
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Berber & Q grilled meat
© Jamie Lau

3. 

Berber & Q opened this year in Haggerston and is widely lauded for its veg dishes – what trendy brassica do they serve as a shawarma?
Som Saa
© Scott Chasserot

4. 

Smash hit Thai pop-up Som Saa smashed their investment target on Crowdcube this year and we're eagerly awaiting their permanent spot. How much did they raise?

A. £7,000

B. £70,000

C. £700,000
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Shotgun Restaurant
Rob Greig

5. 

'UGH SNOT' is an anagram of which new barbecue restaurant from Brad McDonald?
Crab

6. 

What with all the seafood on our menus this year you could almost say that London has caught crabs. But which of these dishes (all of which are real) can be found at celeb fave Chiltern Firehouse?

A. Crab thermidor

B. Crab doughnuts

C. Crab sausage roll

D. Crab and kimchi burger
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7. 

No spud was left unturned thanks to the roast potato pop-up, but how did they serve the gravy?
Pastel de nata at Pastéis de Belém, Lisbon
Gustavo Maximo

8. 

Nuno Mendes paid tribute to his native Portugal with the menu at Taberna do Mercado, but what is the name of this traditional treat?
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Chinese Laundry

9. 

There were lots of sudsy restaurant names this year. In which of these places can you actually wash your clothes?

A. Coin Laundry

B. Wringer & Mangle

C. Dirty Laundry

D. Chinese Laundry
Street Kitchen sandwich

10. 

Which airstream-gone-permanent opening serves sandwiches by the inch?
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The Best Breakfasts in London, Modern Pantry
© Tricia de Courcy Ling

11. 

We counted the ingredients that have never been found in our own kitchen cupboard on the Modern Pantry Finsbury Square's brunch menu. How many did we find?

A. 8

B. 14

C. 23
Bao Taiwanese street food buns
© Worth Getting Fat On

12. 

This year's most queue-worthy restaurant has to have been Bao, and you'll have seen photos of its buns all over Instagram. But what is their classic bao sprinkled with?
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Lamb Offal flatbread from Black Axe Mangal

13. 

Black Axe Mangal's floor is decorated with a controversial design. What does the pattern feature?

A. Used needles

B. Penises

C. Donald Trump's face
Biskie from Cutter and Squidge
© Jael Marschner

14. 

What the bloody hell is a biskie?
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Cereal Killer Cafe, Brick Lane, London

15. 

Which of these foods does not have its own dedicated café in London?

A. Cheese toasties

B. Porridge

C. Quiche

D. Cereal

E. Jacket potatoes
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Sexy Fish
© Mark Brumell

1. 

Fish. Apparently fish are sexy enough to name a restaurant 'Sexy Fish'.

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Berber & Q grilled meat
© Jamie Lau

3. 

The tasty, chargrilled vegetable Berber & Q serves is cauliflower.

Som Saa
© Scott Chasserot

4. 

Som Saa raised an astounding £700k.
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Shotgun Restaurant
Rob Greig

5. 

The Lockhart's Brad McDonald opened Shotgun this year.

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Pastel de nata at Pastéis de Belém, Lisbon
Gustavo Maximo

8. 

Nuno's Taberna do Mercado custard tarts are called pasteis de nata (or pastel de nata if there's only one left).

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Chinese Laundry

9. 

Coin Laundry is a bar and restaurant on Exmouth Market, Wringer and Mangle is a bar and diner in London Fields, Chinese Laundry is a Chinese restaurant on Upper Street but Dirty Laundry is a bonafide laundrette in Wandsworth.
Street Kitchen sandwich

10. 

Street Kitchen added a by-the-inch sandwich outlet in Broadgate Circle to their collection of airstreams this year.
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The Best Breakfasts in London, Modern Pantry
© Tricia de Courcy Ling

11. 

We counted 14 items that have never graced our kitchen cupboards on the Modern Pantry's brunch menu. They were tonka bean, wattle seed, pandan, amchur, ajowan, moromi miso, ewe's milk, tomatillo, yuzu, verjus, kohlrabi, crab apple, argan oil and cassava.

Bao Taiwanese street food buns
© Worth Getting Fat On

12. 

Bao's buns are sprinkled with peanut powder.
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Lamb Offal flatbread from Black Axe Mangal

13. 

The pattern on Black Axe Mangal's floor is a lattice of penises (and vaginas).

Biskie from Cutter and Squidge
© Jael Marschner

14. 

Cutter & Squidge sell the biskie, which is a cross between a biscuit, a cookie and a cake.
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