|Porto’s old quarter seen from the Torre dos Clérigos|
|Heart attack on a plate|
The name for this sandwich literally means “little French one,” referring to the croque-monsieur, the ham-and-cheese sandwich that inspired the Portuguese creation.
Tripas (tripe stew)
|(Source: Jessica Spengler)|
As the armies of Castilla were at the gates of Lisbon in 1384, hoping to put a Castilian on the Portuguese throne, folks in Porto decided to subsist on tripe and various organs and send their meat down to their starving brothers and sisters in Lisbon. The Castilian siege was ultimately broken (thanks, Black Death!) and Portugal remained independent, and Portuenses have also been known as tripeiros ever since.
Caldo verde (soup)
|I took this photo in Lisbon…judge me|
Éclairs at Leitaria da Quinta do Paço
|All the noms|
Pastel de nata (egg custard tart) at Café Majestic
|The perfect afternoon pick-me-up|
Bolas de Berlim (custard-filled doughnuts)
|(Source: Mary Fefireis)|
Uma bica (shot of espresso)
|(Source: Clara Alim)|
What are you hungry for now? If you’ve been to Porto, what would you add to this list? Tell me in the discussion below!
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