A trip to Portugal is not only a historical and nature-filled adventure, but also a culinary experience. Normally flavored with garlic, wine and chilli pepper sauce as the base, Portuguese delicacies are always bursting with aroma. The cuisine in each city of Portugal reflects the surrounding terrain. With Porto being situated between sea and mountains, diners can expect a mix of surf and turf. We have handpicked the four dishes that you need to try if you are visiting this coastal city.
Caldo verde is a simple but delicious recipe that limelights healthy kale. However, it is not all vegetables and is normally flavored with Portuguese chouriço. Thickened with pureed potatoes and flavored with garlic, this Kale soup will satiates both hunger and taste palates in unison.
Tripas à Moda do Porto
It’s said that when Portugal’s Henry the Navigator was preparing for one of his voyages, the people of Porto assisted him in gathering supplies with such an outward show of generosity that the locals of the city were left only with animal entrails and organs. As necessity facilitates creativity, the Porto Tripe came into being, now complete with beans, sausage, vegetables, and herbs.
Francesinha is a twist on the classic French sandwich filled with four or five different meats, covered in cheese and drowned in a beer-based sauce.
Cozido a Portuguesa
A cozido is basically a stew with many different cuts and types of meat, served alongside cabbage, carrots, onions and potatoes. Each Portuguese city leaves its own mark on this popular recipe, and a visit to any city in Portugal is incomplete without indulging in their take of cozido at least once.
Don't forget to let your foodie side shine and try out these four dishes on your next trip to Porto!