Restaurant ‘Zé da Mouraria’ Lisbon: delicious typical Portuguese food, old Moorish neighborhood, Amália Rodrigues & fado history

A little bit hidden in the former Moorish quarter Mouraria, in a small street of one of Lisbon’s oldest districts, you’ll find Restaurant ‘Zé da Mouraria’, mainly visited by local Portuguese. Great typical Portuguese food and, also important, very nice people and a very informal atmosphere . One of my favorites! (Air-conditioned in summertime). Restaurant ‘Zé da Mouraria’, Rua João do Outeiro […]

Walking around Lisbon: Rua Barros Queiróz near Rossio Square, a real Portuguese atmosphere

Close to the famous Rossio Square, just off Largo de São Domingos, you will notice a lively street called Rua Barros Queiróz, where the locals as well as the tourists meet. Largo de São Domingos: ‘Lisbon, City of Tolerance’. What you’ll find here is a real Portuguese atmosphere: a variety of little shops, a typical […]

SNOB, restaurant in Lisbon’s Bairro Alto for the best steak in town: the bife à SNOB & a favorite place by locals

In Bairro Alto, near Principe Real square, you will find bar/restaurant SNOB. Smoking is allowed. Restaurant ‘SNOB’ Rua do Seculo 178 . If you are looking for this restaurant, don’t walk away thinking it’s closed. You have to ring the doorbell, like in many other Portuguese places. ‘SNOB’ is not a club, however. The reason for […]

How to prepare a Caldeirada (fish stew), a simple traditional Portuguese recipe & famous fish market Mercado da Ribeira Lisbon

A caldeirada, a traditional Portuguese fish stew, can consist of seafood (caldeirada de marisco), salted codfish (caldeirada de bacalhao) or any fish of your choice. We’ll concentrate on making a ‘caldeirada de peixe’ (plain fish) and we’ll use some nice fresh douradas. As we cook for 4 persons we’ll take 4 large douradas, or 8 […]

Olive oil, basic element of Portuguese food, history, caldeirada (fish stew) recipe & Cláudio Silva’s traditional shop in Lisbon

Already in early history the Portuguese used olives in their alimentation, but like in many mediterranean countries, it was the romans that were responsible for the introduction of the fine art of producing and extracting higher quality olive oil. Nowadays olive oil is the main fat used in the preparation of Portuguese dishes, and also […]