They say you can’t have a national dish unless you’re a nation, but if we could choose one for Liverpool, it could definitely be Scouse. There’s much discussion about the origins of this stew. Irish, Nordic, Lancastrian? Even it’s varying ingredients cause much heated debate, from lamb and beef to blind or vegan and of course the age old argument of what goes best with it, red cabbage or beetroot?
Where ever it came from and how ever it’s made, it’s officially ours now and we can’t get enough of it. So much so that Global Scouse Day has become an annual event which draws in participants from around the world. Whether you’re going to your nans/mums/dads, down the pub or trying out a more refined, fine-dining style scouse, it doesn’t matter, just get some.
Over the last few years we’ve seen some interesting new takes on the humble bowl of scouse. We’re talking scouse pizza, bread bowl scouse and there was even talk of a curry scouse too! What’s the most whacky one you’ve heard or tried? Drop us a line on socials @TheGuideLpool.
How about fully immersing yourself in all things scouse at The Palm House Sefton Park on Global Scouse Day? You’re invited to this free event which takes place from 4pm until 11:30pm and includes great Scouse food, wonderful Liverpool music, a fully stocked bar and amazing local talent selling Liverpool themed prints, clothes, etchings & gin. Find out more here and plan your Global Scouse Day Party at one of the city’s finest venues.
Here’s 10 of the best Merseyside eateries serving up Scouse on Global Scouse Day 2019…..
You don’t have to be going to the match to indulge in an award-winning scouse pie from Homebaked, Anfield. Fill yer boots with meaty and vegan options too. More here.
What we love most about the Ship & Mitre scouse is that its made with a bit of whole grain mustard for a lil bit of a kick! It’s less than £8 and there’s loads of different ales on offer too! More here.
How about this for a brilliant Global Scouse Day offer! Ma Boyle’s is offering 241 on all bowls of scouse all day and night! That’s your dinner and tea sorted all in one go! More info here.
Satterthwaites on Coronation road in Crosby is stocking up on Scouse pies for GSD. 50p from each pie sold goes to The Whitechapel Centre charity too. More here.
Although they serve their ‘World Famous Scouse’ 365 days a year, Café Across The Mersey in Victoria Place Wallasey will be preparing a huge batch ready for GSD. More here.
Calling all students and those working at the ‘top end of town’, get yourselves over to the Victoria Gallery at dinner for a bowl of the good stuff. More here.
When it comes to a bowl of scouse that tastes just like your ma’s, it has to be Maggie May’s on Bold Street. For less than £6 you can enjoy a generous helping of scouse, red cabbage or beetroot, bread and butter! Winner. More here.
Did you know Lunyalita serves up its very own Catalan-inspired Scouse? Oh yes, adding chorizo and morcilla to the traditional potatoes and lamb mix, Scouse on the Dock is a must-try! More here.
Situated right in the heart of the city, the beautiful Bluecoat is offering up not one, but three Scouse variations this GSD. Homemade lamb, beef and veggie options are all available. More here.
Celebrated Liverpool Chef, Paul Askew is once again flying the flag for our favourite dish at The Art School on GSD. Expect top quality ingredients, locally sourced where possible and a bit of elegance! More here.
We’re likely going to cause all kinds of drama here but, if you can’t get someone else to make your scouse, why not have a crack at it yourself? A slow cooker is probably the easiest way to chuck in all your ingredients and basically wait to tuck in. Watch above as our Jay learns how to make a top class pan of scouse from chef Adam Franklin and get cooking in the kitchen this Global Scouse Day.
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