Another very famous Portuguese dessert is the “Arroz Doce”.
The main ingredients are:
- White Rice
- Egg yolk
- Orange/Lemon peel
- Condensed milk
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
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 – 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|
Pasteis de Belém – This egg custards are a Portuguese Marvel which a history behind them.
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 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 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”:
The tradition dictates that this is the best companion of a Fado’s night.
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