Portugal is a great destination if you're looking for sunny skies, great beaches and welcoming locals, but do you know what else it's great for? The food! Yes, a trip to Portugal will be wasted without trying their noteworthy delicacies. Portuguese cuisine is very versatile, so it doesn't matter if you have a sweet tooth or love savory dishes because there are plenty of scrumptious options out there. Plus, this country has some of the best wine and wine tasting should be on your to-do list as well. Now, we've got a little suggestion that will help you get ready for your food journey: pack a few stretchy pants because with the food portions you get in Portugal, they'll definitely come in handy!
We can't talk about Portugal and not mention the seafood, because that's what their cuisine is world famous for. The dish that you will see everyone devouring is the one and only, Bacalhau. This salted cod dish is a must-try for anyone who is visiting. It may not be for everyone because it's salted generously but it's iconic nevertheless. If you're weary of eating overly salty dishes,then go for the codfish balls - it's a deep fried ball of goodness that you'll surely love. Sardines are another Portuguese favorite. You'll find these little babies being barbequed and grilled everywhere, especially in small cities and villages. They are also sold in little tins and speaking of tinned goods - tinned seafood is a speciality in Portugal. You'll find many gift stores selling all sorts of seafood in pretty little cans, like octopus, tuna, mackerel, sardines and much more. It's the perfect souvenir to bring back to your loved ones.