Portuguese cuisine is heavily influenced by the Mediterranean. Common ingredients that form of the basis of most Portuguese cooking include olive oil, garlic, and fresh herbs such as coriander and parsley. Given that the country has a well developed fishing industry, fish and seafood make it to the table too whether it’s fried, grilled, boiled, or stewed. Meats such as pork and chicken are favourites, particularly when they’re charcoaled over an open fire.
What to order?
Bacalhau: Salt cod, a staple in any Portuguese diet and it could either be served deep-fried, baked, or grilled
Rojoes: Chunks of pork cooked in wine served with potatoes
Feijoada: A bean stew with pork and beef
Pastel de nata: Otherwise more well-known as a Portuguese tart, an egg tart pastry
Where to eat?
Gloria’s Cafe Portuguese Restaurant
82 Audley Street
Frango Petersham Charcoal Chicken
98 New Canterbury Road
35B New Canterbury Road
402 New Canterbury Road