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Portuguese, Anyone?

NicoleFriedman | Aug 15, 2006 08:56 AM

I just came back from an amazing trip to Portugal (Lisboa/Lisbon), Spain (Seville, Grandada, Toledo, Madrid, Marbela) and Morocco (Tangier). With perhaps the exception of two breakfast buffets (scrambled eggs should never be served in the consistency of soup!:}) and one so-so meal at the end, all of the food was amazing. I have yet to try tapas in the city but as I already know of its existence I figured I would ask the board if they know of any Portuguese places. (I'm starting to think that Portugual is the Canada to Spain!) True, I did prefer the Spanish tapas to what I had in Lisbon, but what I did have was really good- flaky custard tarts (similar to greek pastry without the syrup), grilled sardines and bread soup. I'm interested in trying out what I missed as I was only in Portugual for 2 days and I am sure their cuisine is more expansive than that. (I did hear about piri-piri chicken but did not have a chance to try it) I am sure Brazilian cuisine has some similarities but I am sure it is also very different. Menupages has nothing- can you help? I like the simplicity of it- REALLY good olive oil and REALLY good bread.
PS- Tangier was very dirty and poverty stricken (I am very glad I saw it though), but the food was incredible. I was afraid that the "belly dancing evening entertainment" would be cheesier than anything at Disney World, but they proved me wrong:} They also served the best couscous I ever had. Also, drive just 30 minutes to the coastal Assilah and you could be in the Greek Islands.

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