Leisure & Travel
Wine & Dine

Portugal is known for many amazing things, especially for its rich delicacies and wine.

Here are some you cannot miss:

i) Pastéis de Belém - Traditional custard tarts.

The original ones are from Pastéis de Belém pastry shop and the recipe is one of Lisbon’s best kept secrets, estimated to be more than 200 years old.

Most, if not all, Portuguese pastries and traditional sweets were created inside the walls of the convents and monasteries produced by the nuns that resided there.

ii) Salted cod - a great deal of Portuguese traditional dish contains salted cod and it is delicious! Whether you prefer it boiled, grilled, fried, baked or even roasted, the Portuguese have figured out a thousand ways to cook it! The most well-known cod dishes are bacalhau com natas, pastéis de bacalhau and bacalhau à Brás.iii) Port Wine - the country’s most famous wine. It comes from the Douro region and its unique process includes stopping the fermentation process in order to rise the alcohol levels by adding a locally produced spirit.

Most of the original distilleries are still up and running nowadays and are open to the public for visits and wine tasting.

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