Portugal - Good food. What else?

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CIEE Lisbon

The thing that both Portuguese, tourists, international students, and whoever decides to travel to Portugal all agree on, is how good Portuguese food is. Let us paint a picture for you:

You start the day with one of the most famous pastries, that you can find in every coffee shop, Pastel de Nata, along with an expresso.

Now it’s lunchtime and for the starter, there is bread with all the cheese that you can eat. Afterward, you’re ready to choose between a variety of traditional Portuguese food: Cozido à Portuguesa (Portuguese stew), Bitoque (fried steak with a fried egg on top, fries, and rice), Bacalhau à Brás (codfish mixed with eggs and potatoes), Francesinha (meat sandwich with steak, ham, sausage, cheese, and sauce), Polvo à Lagareiro (grilled octopus with olive oil, potatoes, onions, and garlic), and many others…

And for dessert, you can have as much as you want! Bolo de Bolacha (cookie cake), PudinsMousse de Chocolate (chocolate mousse), Salada de Frutas (fruit salad), Baba de Camelo (caramel mousse), and so much more! 

If you don’t believe in us, you can come to Portugal and try it for yourself!