Mercado da Ribeira – Lisbon
Lisbon has long been on my list of places to travel. It is a beautiful seaside city with a majestic colonial ambiance. I was more curious about the food culture of the country than any tourist attractions as usual. Many of Portugal’s dishes are fish and seafood based due to the country’s location on the Atlantic. The salted cod (bacalhau) dishes are to die for! There is a saying that bacalhau (salted cod) can be cooked in 365 different ways.
Desserts in Portugal are lovely. They are mainly egg-based, often flavoured with spices like cinnamon and vanilla.
Mercado da Ribeira is the perfect place for a food lover as it hosts a modern food hall with gourmet fast food, as well as a daily fresh food market selling everything from salted cod to fresh herbs.