What are some culinary highlights of Portugal

Eating & drinking in Portugal

Desserts & desserts: the main thing is sweet

The Portuguese like it sweet, very sweet even. That's why everything comes on the table for dessert, which consists of tons of sugar and egg yolks. These often have very imaginative names such as beijos de freiras (nuns' kisses), barriga de freira (Nun bellies), oucinho do céu (Heavenly Bacon) or papos de anjo (Angel's cheek). Are popular too pudim (Pudding), arroz doce (Rice pudding) and gelado (Ice).

The Pastéis de Belém, delicious puff pastry tarts with pudding that can be bought in Belém, a district of Lisbon, are world-famous.

On Madeira, there are often exotic fruits such as mangoes, papayas and passion fruit as dessert.

Drinks: Portugal wine country

Portugal is primarily associated with the famous port wine. But that's not all. On hot days we recommend a Vinho verde, a young, tangy white wine from the growing area between Douro and Minho in the north of the country. If you like it sweeter, treat yourself to a Madeira wine for dessert (vinho da Madeira).

Mainly red wines come from the wine regions of the Alentejo, Algarve and Estremadura. The modern wines from the Alentejo in particular enjoy high recognition among wine connoisseurs.

Besides wine, people like to drink a beer with their meal in Portugal (cerveja). The best-known varieties include Super Bock, Sagres and Coral (Madeira).

After the meal there is a small strong coffee (coffee shop), which often too bica is called. Afterwards they like to drink a schnapps. Depending on the region, either an aguardente (brandy), one bagaço (Pomace schnapps) or one medronho, the typical Algarve schnapps made from the fruits of the strawberry tree.

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