|Fresh market in Lisbon|
|The famous Portuguese tile work is notable.|
On the meat front, pork is the most popular, with preparations from roast suckling pig to carne de porco à Alentajana, which consists of pork marinated in wine and garnished with clams. Very tasty! Of course grilled chicken seasoned with piri piri is always popular as is a hotpot of beef, sausages, potatoes, vegetables and rice known as cozido à Portuguesa.
Many of the desserts in Portugal are egg-based, often seasoned with spices such as cinnamon and vanilla. The most typical desserts are rice pudding with cinnamon, caramel custard (flan), and the ever-popular pastel de nata, a small custard tart sprinkled with cinnamon. It is believed that these tarts were created before by monks at the Jerónimos Monastery (Portuguese: Mosteiro dos Jerónimos) in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém, in Lisbon: for this reason, they are alternately known in Lisbon as Pastéis de Belém. Anywhere the Portuguese colonized, these little tarts became and remain popular!
|Pastéis de Nata|
|View of Lisbon Facing the Sea|