What to taste
The favourite fish of Portuguese cuisine
The list of possible variations how Portuguese prepare bacalhau – the surprisingly large pieces of dried fish present in every store – is endless. Be sure to try at least „Bacalhau à brás“, by far the most typical one. But strangely enough, despite being a true pillar of national cuisine, the fish is actually not from Portugal at all!
Walking around at the right time of the year, you can often spot handwritten signs „Há caracóis!“ on the windows and doors of many restaurants. Usually not translated at all, these signs for locals announce availability of a typical Portuguese dish – little snails. Give them a try, they are often really good!