Sunday, June 29, 2008

Barcelona, June 2008 : Food

I have finally had a chance to sort through the Barcelona photos and I will upload them over the next few days. Here are some photos of the food we ate in Barcelona.

This was our typical breakfast. Cappuccinos, toasted cheese and ham sandwich for Mr K-E and ham baguette for me.

We could have had a buffet breakfast at our hotel, but it was 16Euros each. A bit steep, especially as the Euro is now 1.23 to the pound.

So we decided to have a small breakfast and big lunch instead.

We had paella for lunch one day. It's the classic Spanish dish: rice cooked in seafood stock with mixed seafood. The yellow colour is from saffron, I think.

I liked it, but the seafood taste was a bit too strong for Mr K-E.

We had lunch at this tapas bar. Look at all the hams!!

The tapas is lined up on the bar, little snacks eg bread and cheese and ham held together with toothpicks. When you have finished, they count up your toothpicks.

Once when we were lazy, we had Spanish fast food hahaha. Just as greasy and fattening as fast food everywhere else.

Bread with tomatoes and garlic
Patatas Bravas (Potatoes with a spicy sauce)
Bacallao (Salt Cod) Fritters
Small Fish

Lunch took ages. I am not exaggerating when I say we took more than 2 hours to have lunch. Everyone just seems to take their time...except for us impatient tourists.

After that, dessert. Mr K-E had Creme Catalan which is the Spanish version of Creme Brulee.

I had something called "apostles sweet" which were crisp pastry rolls filled with custard and sprinkled with icing sugar. You also get a small jug of warm chocolate sauce to pour over....yum yum.

We had dinner at this trendy restaurant. People eat dinner late in Spain... it was 10:30 when we were seated. You could see people arriving and meeting their friends for dinner at 11:30!

The food was lovely and the cava was delicious.

(Cava is Spanish version of champagne...)

For dessert, we shared a cinnamon bread pudding with cinnamon ice cream.

It was the first time I have had cinnamon icecream, it tasted really good.

And last but not holiday would be complete without lots of icecream.


princess said...

Oooooooooh you've got me drooling!! Reminds me so much of my recent trip to Madrid. Definitely going back there for more tapas!

Foodie Tales said...

wow. WOW! The food looks great! E.

Katie-Ella said...

Hi guys, thanks for your comments. The food was good...we had lurvely time.

48 said...

Oh my...

Look at that paella!!
Delicious looking pics you got here.
Your dessert pics left me savouring!!
Hope you a wonderful time.