I barely know Lisbon and had to travel down over the weekend to see a client. It’s a charming town with nice people and plenty of character. Sure, I did the tourist trail but you have to start somewhere. The Torre de Belém is one of the starting points and a beautiful structure.
I noticed one of the friendly cats walking around the Castelo de São Jorge, eying the tray of fish inside the restaurant kitchen. The cook was not quite as pleased as I was, and slammed the door on the cat after noticing me snap the photo.
You can see the tray of salmon just above the incoming cook’s wrist.
After walking back down from the castle, enjoying some white porto and fried bacalhau at the old cafe Martinho da Arcada. It was the Portuguese who introduced fried food (tempura) to Japan and of course, it was the Arabs who brought that cooking to Portugal. Maybe globalization isn’t such a new movement after all.