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  • Arroz Doce, Sweet Rice Dessert

    Arroz Doce, a Portuguese dessert

    Another very famous Portuguese dessert is the “Arroz Doce”.

    The main ingredients are:

    • Milk
    • White Rice
    • Sugar
    • Egg yolk
    • Cinnamon
    • Orange/Lemon peel
    • Condensed milk

    Click to find the “Arroz Doce” recipe and nutritional facts

  • The Best Pasteis de Nata in Lisbon

    The famous “Pastéis de Belem” are a registered trademark, they are unique and made in a single location in “Pasteis de belem” factory in Belém area.

    Across Lisbon you can find different versions, called “Pasteis de Nata”, that said, it’s important to note that some don’t fall behind the real ones.

    The “Pasteleria Aloma” might offer the best “Pasteis de Nata” in town. With more than 70 decades of history offering these delights handmade with the same traditional methods and the best ingredients, other than that is a secret well kept. Proof of their quality is the 1st Prize own in the “Melhor Pastel de Nata em Lisboa” (Best Pastel de Nata in Lisbon) contest.

    Name: Pastelaria Aloma
    Adress: Rua Francisco Metrass 67, 1350-139 Lisbon, Portugal
    Telephone: 00351 213963797
    Schedule: Everyday from 08:00 to 19:00
    Website: http://www.omelhorpasteldenatadelisboa.com

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  • Caldo Verde 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels

    7 Top Plates, Wonders of Portuguese Gastronomy

    Though Portugal is known for having 1001 ways of preparing code fish in reality the Portuguese cosine cannot be reduced only that wonderful fish.

    Following a National contest, were people from all over submitted their choices we were left with the list of the 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels, our 7 Top plates. True that some are more typical from regions outside Lisbon, still go for it and try to taste each one of these 7 Best Portuguese wonders:

    Arroz de marisco
    Sardinha Assada 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels
    Sardinha Assada 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels

    Sardinha assada – Sardines, salt and barbecue… and that is it. In Portugal, sardines are eaten with both boiled potatoes or in a slice of bread with a twist of good olive oil.They go perfectly well with roasted paprika salad.

    Leitão da Bairrada
    Pastéis de Belém, one of the 7 Portugal Gastronomic Marvels
    Pastéis de Belém, one of the 7 Portugal Gastronomic Marvels

    Pasteis de Belém – This egg custards are a Portuguese Marvel which a history behind them.
    Check out more information on the Pastel de Belém, their history and where to find them.

    Alheira Mirandela, one of the 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels

    Alheira Mirandela, one of the 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels

    Alheira de Mirandela – A smoked sausage mostly made from mashed bread, meats and fats. Traditionally, they are made after families gather to slaughter the family pig that they kept feeding for several months. Some of the meats and fats are then used to stuff the pigs tripe and they hanged to dry/smoke.

    Initially created as a way for the Jews to escape from the 13th century Inquisition. All over Portugal it was common for families to consume/smoke all kinds of sausages made from pig’s meat. Because Jews couldn’t eat pig they were easily identified. They created the “Alheiras de Mirandela” sausage and stuffed them with kinds of meat like poultry or lamb, finally these sausages were hanged and smoked as any other kind.

    The “Alheiras” are mostly made from pig, but you can find them made from game meat, poultry and even code.

    Serra da Estrela 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels

    Serra da Estrela 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels

    Serra da Estrela Cheese – Serra da Estrela has been made for centuries by shepherds in the Portugal highest mountains, Serra da Estrela, in the Beiras region. This cheese is produced from goat cheese and entirely hand-made.

    It’s usually served by opening a hole at the top and spread its interior on bread just like you would normally do with butter.

    Caldo Verde 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels

    Caldo Verde 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels

    Caldo verde Soup – Probably the most famous Soup in Portugal. A thick soup made from mashed potatoes and very thin sliced cabbage usually served with a piece chorizo and a pinch of olive oil.One of the main ingredients in the cabbage, a special kind of cabbage called “Couve Galega”:

    Couve Galega - Main ingredient of Caldo Verde, one of the 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels

    Couve Galega – Main ingredient of Caldo Verde, one of the 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels

    The tradition dictates that this is the best companion of a Fado’s night.

    source: 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels – PUBLICO.PT.

  • Ice Cream – Cooling down in a Lisbon sunny day

    Want to cool down in a nice hot afternoon in your Lisbon Holidays? Add this to your guide, Ice Cream factory “Surf”. The Surf Ice cream Factory is open since 1978, offering more than 40 different flavors, above that you can enjoy your ice cream in a nice terrace. While in there you will not want to miss a visit to the beautiful church on “Plaza de Londres”.

    Name : Geladaria Surf
    Address : Av. Manuel da Maia, 56-C, 1000-203 LISBOA


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  • Pastéis de Belém, one of the 7 Portugal Gastronomic Marvels

    Pastéis de Belém, World Famous Desserts in Lisbon & History

    Travelerslisbon Guide tells you all about the Genuine Pastéis de Belem.