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    Posted November 22, 2012 by
    Lisboa, Portugal
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    100 places to eat like a local

    The best Pastel de Nata of Portugal according to the experts ...

    The experts agree:
    The best Pastel de Nata pasties in Lisbon

    In case you’ve never heard of them, pastéis de nata (or Pastel de Nata, if you are referring to just one) are small creamy egg based custard tarts that can be found all over Portugal, according to Wikipedia

    Today in Lisbon, and a little bit all over Portugal, it seems there’s a pastelaria (pastry shop) on every street corner, sometimes two or three serving a diversified array of sweet treats besides these tasty custard cakes. In April 2012, the Pastel de Nata from Pastelaria Aloma was one of the participants invited to participate in 4th annual pastry contest, put together by the Confraria do Pastel de Nata in partnership with the organizers of the Peixe em Lisboa, Lisbon's Fish and Flavors Festival held in the Pateo da Gale, in Terreio do Paco. A group of Portuguese food experts nominated the natas from Aloma as the winner from a group of several submissions. Aloma is also known for its holiday Bolo Rei (King's Cake).

    Today, Pasteis de Nata are one of the international icons of the Portuguese cuisine … an authentic king Portuguese sweets. Well appreciated in Portugal, the Pasteis de Nata popularity around the world is growing with a large number of aficionados, including Queen Elizabeth II. For that reason, they are often mentioned as being part of the country’s culinary landscape and cultural identity, a true “calling card” of Portugal, one of its best ambassadors and one of Portuga's great culinary gifts to the world.

    Definitely a place not to be missed if you want to eat like a local while visiting Lisbon, Portugal.
    This iReport is part of an assignment that we created with Travel + Leisure:  100 places to eat like a local
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