Delicious Portugal: Pasteis de Nata

Hello friends,

Long time no see. You know the drama of every travel blogger – when you tavel you don’t have the time to write, and  when you don’t travel, you have the time to write but not the inspiration. So, long story short, Vesi and me have done a loooot of traveling the past 2 years, and we can’t wait to tell you about it!!!

What is coming next? A series of posts about Portugal, and particularly about Lisbon, where I had the pleasure to live for four months. My experience in Porugal could have not been better! I will carry very warm feeling for this country to the rest of my life. Let see if I can express at least partly my love for Porugal on the pages of this blog.

What a better way to start than with one of the wonders of the Portugese cuisine – the famous Pasteis de Nata.

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Pasteis de Nata, aka Pasteis de Belem, is famous Portuguese egg tart pastry. You will find it at any sweets shop at the city centre, as well packed (but not so fresh) in the supermarkets. History says that Pasteis the Nata were created before the 18th century by Catholic monks at the Jerónimos Monastery  in  Santa Maria de Belém in Lisbon.

Today near the Monastery is situated the Pasteis de Belem coffee shop – the oldest and the most traditional place to eat the famous pastry. During the weekends it overcrowded with tourists, but during the week is easy to find a table and enjoy yourself. So when visiting the Belem tower, do not forget to visit it as well and taste the amasing pasteis. You wont regret it, I promise!

Love,
Neli

 

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