Mario Freitas Do Valle fell in love with Britain’s favourite meal on a visit to Aberdeen in 2001 and will even treat England fans to Scotland’s favourite delicacy – fried Mars bars. The chef has won the rights to sell fish and chips at the stadium in Manaus,  where Roy Hodgson’s side will play their first fixture against Italy  and, although he uses tambaqui, an Amazonian fish, instead of cod or haddock, Mr Do Valle believes fans will love them.

fish and chips in a coned wrap

A fish and chip Brazilian style. Photo: Cascade News


He runs a fish restaurant in Manaus and says the ‘delicacy’ is a winner already with ‘thousands of people queueing up at the door . He believes he will sell over 4000 of those in every match . He has been listed as Brazil’s first member of the National Federation of Fish Friers and said his £2 portions went down well with England manager Hodgson on a recent visit to the city.

‘Roy Hodgson said they were a bit different from the ones in Croydon, where he grew up, because they had less vinegar but he really liked them,’ he said. ‘I think England fans are in for an amazing surprise.’


About Betise Assumpcao Head

Communicator, specialized in Media Relations, Reputation, Crisis Management, corporate or individual. I started as a Sports Journalist (7 years, Mains newspapers and magazines in Brazil) turned into World Wide Press Officer (Senna 1990/1994), been to Games in Barcelona Atlanta, London & Rio 2016. Italy, Germany & Brazilian World Cups.

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