Portugal - need advice on itinerary

Feb 8th, 2018, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by mbjl1976 View Post

Ahahahah, Porto and Lisbon are very hilly cities, trust me you'll lose all the calories that you eat
I recommend to try these in Lisbon:
-Custard tarts "Pasteis de nata" - Fábrica dos pasteis de Belém in Belém district or Manteigaria in Chiado district
-Sr. Bacalhau restaurant - cod fish, the passion of the Portuguese, several places
-Ramiro restaurant - Seafood institution in Lisbon, in Martin Moniz
-"Bolinho de bacalhau" Martinho da Arcada café -
-"Bifana" - Beira Gare café, Rossio
-Ginginha Licor - A Ginginha, Rossio
-Tradicional, tasty, mouth watering, cheap food:
-Gourmet Experience El Corte Ingles Shooping center
-Timeout market
Also, this tour is a must for all food lovers: Culinary backstreets Lisbon
I recommend to try these in Porto (food capital of Portugal):
- "Francesinha" sandwish - Santiago café
-Tradicional Porto food restaurants: Casa Nanda, Adega São Nicolau, Rei dos Galos de Amarante
-Try these traditional dishes: Fish soup, "tripas á moda do Porto", Roast veal, Beans and cuttlefish, Portuguese stew
-Porto wine and green wine

Traditional pastries, (c'mon Paris you cant compete with us)
You'll be able to finf it in every corner of the country:
- "Pasteis de belém" - Lisbon
- "Ovos Moles" .- Aveiro
- "Tortas de Azeitão" - Azeitão, Lisbon area
- "Pudim abade de priscos" desert - Braga
- Chocolate salami
- "Bola de Berlin" - Different from the German, you'll see why...
- "Toucinho do Ceu" - Guimarães
- "Clarinhas de esposende" - Esposende, Porto area
- "Pastel de Feijão" - Torres Vedras, Lisbon area
- "Pão de Ló"
- "Quijadas de Sintra" - Sintra
Enjoy and don't look to the scale
Wow!!!! Want to try them all!!! Thank you so much, loved the tips!!! Brilliant!!
I'm looking forward to May, so we can be off to Portugal!! Dreaming with the delicious pastries!!
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Feb 10th, 2018, 02:16 AM
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mbjl mentioned many, but there are still:

- rabanadas (Póvoa de Varzim)
- siricaia (alentejo)
- bolinhos de amêndoa (Algarve)
- Pastéis de Tentúgal (Santarém, Sesimbra)
- Pastéis de Vouzela (Vouzela)
- morcelas de ovos (Arouca)
- brisas do T mega (Amarante)
- rodriguinhos (Algave)
and many others (barrigas de freira, papos de anjo, etc)

Just concerning pão-de-ló, there are 3 kinds, the regular one, and then pão-de-ló de Ovar (Ovar) and pão-de-ló de Alfeizerão (Alfeizerão).

Most of these are conventual pastries. Many of them you find as desserts on restaurants, depending on the region where you are. Others you can try with a coffee. Some are really small (as they are very sweet) and walking will send the calories away.
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Feb 11th, 2018, 10:00 AM
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Near Batalha Monstery is Alcobaca Monastery (or whatever!) also a UNESCO W H site - different from Batlaha.
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Feb 11th, 2018, 11:03 AM
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I'm no food expert but loved the calamares everywhere in Portugal!
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Feb 15th, 2018, 09:48 AM
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Thanks a lot HelenaFatima and PalenQ!!!

Excellent tips!
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