Bacalhau à Brás
Arroz de Marisco
Being a foodie, I always have a hard time deciding what to eat, mainly because I want to try everything all at once! Luckily for us food-obsessed people, the Portuguese’s answer to this is the seafood rice dish. It’s served as a caldeirada or fish stew, so there’s lots of room to throw in lobster, crab, shrimp, oysters, mussels, clams, and anything else they can find. With saffron, turmeric, curry, coriander, hot chilli peppers, and garlic (lots of it) your tastebuds won’t know what’s coming. Somehow I wonder how they got the rice in there to begin with.
Açorda de Gambas
Lisbon is nothing short of one of the most memorable foodie experiences you may ever have! If you have the chance, eat with a local. They can show you the traditional and truly authentic side of Portugual. Or you can always invite me to eat with you!
How to get here: Cervejaria Trindade is located in the Bairro Alto neighbourhood on the narrow cobblestoned rua Nova da Trindade 20. The former monastery dates back to 1836 (the historical blue-tiled walls still remain) and on sunny days you can dine in the bright courtyard which used to be the monastery’s dining hall. Metro: Rossio or Baxia-Chiado.
What to budget: While Lisbon is generally budget-friendly, at Cervejaria Trindade 20 euros gets you super generous portions and a 3-course meal.