- the trams
- the tiles
- the street art
- the beautifully dressed children
- the kiosks where you can get a coffee and a snack
- the milky coffee
- the colours
- the individually decorated Tuk Tuks
- the shops that sell tinned fish
- the custard tarts
This time I only had a few hours so we got the bus along the sea front to Belem, to try the original Pasteis de Belem bakery, a blue tiled establishment with a beautiful interior. The custard tarts here were served warm and slightly salted, which made a gorgeous contrast with the soft buttercup yellow custard inside the crispy layers of buttery puff pastry.
The custard tarts at Manteigaria, which has a few branches, but I visited the one in the Time Out market, don’t have that intriguing salt flavour but are more caramelised, browner on top.
I could seriously embark on a ‘best custard tart in Lisbon’ project. They are all so different. A recipe for Portuguese custard tarts.
The Time Out Market (yes part of the magazine) is worth visiting; it’s like a massive food court, but much hipper.
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