I believe that every culture has its own type of “street food”, or even “fast food”. This concept of gastronomy has always caught my eye due to the economical prices, but mostly, for the incredible and unique taste that these products offer. Every local, now and then, needs to have that quick meal while walking, so does every tourist sometimes in order to complete the proposed daily goals when visiting a city. And when you are in a rush, there’s nothing better than grabbing something tasty to restore your energy!
Now I’ll introduce the concept of “lanche”: Its translation means “snack”, but we also use this word for the meal between lunch and dinner, which some people call “tea time”. Maybe for these reasons, this product is mostly eaten exactly between these two main meals, but it can also compose a different and quick lunch.
This delicious piece of Portuguese food has many varieties, but is usually composed of relatively sweet dough, stuffed with a slice of bacon and sometimes cheese. In some bakeries, it is also made with pieces of chicken, sweet peppers, onion and even fresh sausage.
Clearly I’ve always been an addict of these “little” ones, especially when I tried them at “Belo Mundo” (beautiful World) café, in Santa Catarina Street. They reinvented the “lanche” making it with excellent and crunchy dough. It makes my senses crepitate, to internally shout “yummy”, while admiring how the World is so beautiful…