We love the pastéis de Belém – we think they are the best in Lisbon But according to South China Morning Post yesterday they are not… We love reading travel stories in papers from around the world. Like the story from South China Morning Post that just hit my inbox.
Where to eat in Lisbon and get a taste of Portugal’s culinary renaissance it said and continued…. Portugal boasts a rich culinary history and a growing number of Michelin stars; its capital caters to all tastes, with nods to Asia at high-end restaurants and local snacks at hole-in-the-wall jointsAn introduction to the Portuguese Kitchen for Macau Foodies – that’s different! I got curious when I read the reading: How a British pharmacist-turned-baker created Macau’s most edible icon: the Portuguese egg tart .. said the following headline – and the I found out than according to a local taxi driver our favorite Pastel de nata isn’t the best at all. That we have a better one here in Lisbon??? Interesting – we have to try that one out ASAP… [caption id="attachment_8865" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] No one I spoke to cited the pastéis de Belém, and one passionate taxi driver even went as far to say that “They sell 20,000 lies a day!”[/caption]
… Today, an incredible 20,000 pastéis de Belém are sold every day to hordes of visitors lining up outside the blue-and-white-tiled exterior.
The pastry is crisp and buttery, the surface of the custard blistered and slightly caramelised. Dustings of cinnamon or sugar are optional extras, while an espresso is the perfect accompaniment.
Ask most Lisboetas – inhabitants of Lisbon – and they’ll have their own favourite. No one I spoke to cited the pastéis de Belém, and one passionate taxi driver even went as far to say that “They sell 20,000 lies a day!”Find out where you get the best pasteis de Nata in Lisbon in yesterday’s Southern China Morning Post
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