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Traditional dishes, sweets & drinks you should taste

Salgados

Savory deep fried snacks

Different kind of snacks you can eat at any time. The most popular are:

Pasteis de Bacalhau: This is possibly the most common and most served Salgado. It's made of salt ...

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Different kind of snacks you can eat at any time. The most popular are:

Pasteis de Bacalhau: This is possibly the most common and most served Salgado. It's made of salt codfish, potato puree, coriander, onion and seasoning. 

Rissóis: half moon shaped deep fried pastry covered in breadcrumb and filled with fish, meat and sometimes vegetables like mushroom, covered in Béchamel sauce.

Some common types are Rissol de Camarão – a rissol containing shrimp, Rissol de Peixe – a fish rissol and Rissol de Carne – a rissol with meat.

Chamuças: they look very much like the Indian Samosa and generally contain meat or chicken, although you can also find vegetable Chamuças in some places.

Croquettes: Like the French croquettes mixed with meat or chicken.

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Pasteis de Nata or Pasteis de Belém

Custard tart

This is the most traditional sweet in Portugal. It's a custard tart with thick egg custard nestled in a crispy pastry. The original recipe comes from the Jeronimos Monastery, located in the Belém ...

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This is the most traditional sweet in Portugal. It's a custard tart with thick egg custard nestled in a crispy pastry. The original recipe comes from the Jeronimos Monastery, located in the Belém area. The recipe was passed on to Fábrica dos Pasteis de Belém in 1837, and it's still a guarded secret by the master confectioners of this famous pastry shop. You will find Pasteis de Belém just in Belém, but you can find Pasteis de nata (it's the same) everywhere in the city.

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Arroz Doce

Milk Rice

Rice cooked in sweet milk. It can be served warm or cold. And always with cinnamon as decoration.

Sardinhas Assadas

Grilled Sardines

They are very popular among the Portuguese!

Ameixas a Bulhão Pato

Clams in a Lisbon style

This dish is made with clams, olive oil, garlic, coriander, salt, pepper and lemon (for seasoning before serving). Some recipes may add some white wine.

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