Do you like Portuguese cuisine?

@CanemX (66)
January 9, 2007 12:53pm CST
When I first went to Portugal, I was very curious about the local cuisine - I love experiencing new things! But Portuguese cuisine surprised me in a bad way - i think it lacks of fruits&vegetables big time, and in general is very plain What is your opinion?
2 responses
@vader88 (33)
• United States
21 Apr 11
I disagree. Portuguese food is actually quite varied. Portugal has an immense diversity in its gastronomy. So much so that you cant put your finger on a stereotypical type of food in a general sense. Portugal has all sorts of meats cured and cooked in so many different ways. Soups, a vast consumption of all sorts of fish especially bacalhau or cod. Amongst other things like wild game and fruits. In my opinion Portuguese cuisine is one of the most diverse in the entire world due to the vast presence of the old Portuguese empire all over the globe and the interaction of different cultures that brought different ingredients and ideas into Portuguese cuisine.
• United States
8 Apr 07
I was in Lisbon a few years ago and we stopped into a chicken joint for some frango and piri-piri. Love the chicken. The piri-piri sauce was homemade and was in a bowl that had a brush sitting in it so that you could brush the spicyness on your frango. You know it's a good place when the brush that is in the sauce is disintegrating.... So good, but the heartburn so bad. I also had a really tasty goat stew in a tiny village Inn. One of the best meals I've ever had. Also had some rabbit over there.... hopefully I'm not going to get attacked by some animal activists. Over all loved the food especially the goat cheese, I've never been too into veggies so I guess that didn't bother me too much.