Must-Eat In Portugal πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή


Wandering on the streets of Lisbon and after a very tiring walking tour I was super hungry and thought to myslef what would the locals eat here. For sure, the South Indian in me wasn't going to get any piping hot dosas and idlis with a good filter coffee or my favourite ginger chai. I just then remembered that my walking tour guide had told me about the most famous snack of Portuguese and a favourite one to them.

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Pastel de Nata - this is an egg custard tart which is flaky and crispy on the outside, creamy and full of delicious flavours on the inside. One bite and you are for sure going to have a explosion of flavours in your mouth. I had one of these pastries everyday during my trip to Portugal.

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It is easily available in every coffee shop/cafes, and is just very cheap. it costs anywhere between 1.50 euros to 2 euros and is usually served with cinnamon powder and an optional sugar powder. You have to try this when you visit Portugal and just cannot miss it.

Bachlau - If you're not aware, Portugal is one of the countries that is extremely famous for sea food and particularly "Cod Fish".

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This is also a snack and it is called Bachlau in Portuguese and "Cod Fish Cake" in English. If you are a vegetarian , you can skip this, but if you're not, then I highly recommend to try this.

Oh also, I learnt from a local friend that both of these snacks should be eaten in a particular order and this is how it is. First goes the salty one, that is the Bachlau and then the Pastel de Nata.

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Again, need I remind you that since we're in Europe and Portugal being famous for its amazing sweet red port wine, these two snacks go very well with Port Wine.

Do give it a try and let me know if you liked it. If there are any other must-do things or must-eat things in Portugal, let me know in the comments. For other articles on Portugal, click here.