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Where to eat in Lisbon | Traditional Portuguese Meal (Bacalhau & more!)

written by Amy Lau

Simplicity is the secret to a happy existence.

Portuguese cuisine is simple & seafood heavy. Some say, that the Portuguese have 365 different ways to cook cod.

Wandering across the winding & steep roads of Lisbon, we stumbled across O Chiado, a traditional Portuguese restaurant that really champions simple cooking & quality ingredients.

We plumped for the octopus cooked with olive oil & a pinch of salt. Juicy, tender & it still had a bite to it. That’s how you know it’s the octopus’ freshness that does all the talking.


One of the headlining dishes at this restaurant was the Steak cooked on a hot stone. The steak was juicy & had a great beef flavour, and you can season it with garlic & salt to your tastes. The famous garlic aioli sauce was also presented with the steak. Mark my words, this sauce will change your life. Think garlic, onion, olive oil & mayo all mixed up into this SUPER sauce.

O-CHIADO3Bacalhau à Brás –  combination of onions, olives, parsley, egg and, salted cod. Salted cod is a national obsession, and this dish was one of the best ways of eating Bacalhau. This gooey moist almost creamy egg, cooked with salted cod, onions, olives & parsley felt like a warm hug in my stomach.

O-CHIADO2This is my favourite dish from my Lisbon food tour, so simple & so effective.  Eat with some fresh crusty bread & you’ll be in heaven.O-CHIADO-1Watch our youtube to find out our thoughts on this traditional meal!


O Chiado
R. do Crucifixo 104,
04015-070 Lisboa, Portugal

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Bablofil May 17, 2017 at 11:31 pm

Thanks, great article.

Jenson Leon August 30, 2017 at 8:20 am

Looks Delicious! Love breakfast cafes in london to taste, can i have more pics so that i can checkout their website and visit thier patisserie.


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