Monday, February 11, 2019

What I Ate in Portugal

Portugal at 12 weeks pregnant was touch for me. I was still experiencing morning sickness on a daily basis and my smells and tastes were far from normal. I was also unable to eat many Portuguese staples like Serra da Estrela, a soft cheese made from goat’s milk, or Presunto, Iberian pig (prosciutto) which could be contaminated with listeria. I wish I could have been more adventurous in my eating, but I was just grateful not to be throwing up. Once I found things I liked to eat, I tended to want them every day. Simple, carb-heavy foods like sandwiches, pizza, and pasta were my go-to eats on this trip.

1. Food I wished I had but didn't: soft cheese and cured meat (both pregnancy no-no’s)
2. Food I had but wished I didn't: Franchesina. Once in a lifetime is enough.
3. What should have been on the list: Orange juice and Gelato
4. Biggest surprise: the delicious pizza and pasta we had!
5. Most delicious meal: Pizza from Pizzaria Lisboa or the seafood we had at Ramiro’s

Foreign Food


Italian Food
Pizzamostly from Pizzaria Lisboa

Asian Food
Taiwanese food from Bao in Porto

Japanese curry from Namba in Porto

Pad Thai and Malaysia curry from Boa Bao in Porto

Sushi and Poke from East-West in Belem

Local Eats

Clams and Crab from Ramiro's, Stew from Donna Cafe, and Octopus from Taxa



all vegetarian, from Taxa and Conga in Porto


Egg Tart - Pasteis de Nata


Cookies and Cakes

Orange Juice 


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