Caldo Verde – A Portuguese Kale Soup

Caldo Verde by Mateus Hidalgo

Caldo Verde is a Traditional and Light Kale Soup: Caldo Verde, or Kale soup, is a traditional Portuguese soup dish with Kale as one of its main ingredients and when travelling around the countryside, you’ll see plenty of this vegetable being grown. In Portugal, it’s common to see Portuguese diners having  Caldo Verde as a […]

Chez Lapin | Porto Restaurant | Eating Out in Porto

Chez Lapin - Oporto Restaurant

French by Name but Portuguese in Cuisine: Tonight we find ourselves in Chez Lapin, a rustic restaurant on Oporto’s waterfront, close to where we disembarked from our river cruise.  Although this restaurant has a French name, Chez Lapin serves traditional Portuguese and Oporto cuisine. I ask Sergio, the owner’s son, what was behind the French […]

A Cataplana Meal in the Algarve

Fish Cataplana

The Flavours of the Algarve: Portuguese food in the Algarve is more than just grilled sardines and grilled chicken.  To get away from the stereo-type touristy food, and for a taste of the true flavours of the Algarve, have a dinner at a cataplana restaurant. Cataplana – The Utensil The cataplana is a wok-shape hammered […]

Algarve sweets at Faro’s best coffee shop

Marzipan carrot-shaped sweet

Portuguese love their Sweets and Cakes: The Portuguese we are told are sweet-toothed and have a great love of cakes.  This we find out for ourselves to be absolutely true as everywhere we go, there are pastelarias and cafes with counters that are stocked full with all kinds of sweet delights. Our Portuguese tour director, […]

Portuguese Cuisine – What to eat on your holiday

Grilled Seafood is a speciality of Portugal

Fishetarians will eat well in Portugal! Cuisine in Portugal varies by region, but being a seafaring nation with a well-developed fishing industry, fish and seafood dominate most menus. Fishetarians like Tony and I will eat well here. Portugal has been fishing and trading cod since the 15th century and it’s no wonder that ‘Bacalhau’, a […]