Galicia is reputed to be one of the places with the best gastronomy in all of Spain. So it is not surprising that up to three Galician names have slipped into the National Geographic list (one of the entities on the planet that knows the most about these issues) of The 18 towns in our country where it is best eaten. These are Betanzos, O Grove and the island of La Toja (although the latter two appear jointly in the ranking due to their proximity). Read on and aim.
According to national graphicthe omelette de Betanzos “would deserve to have its own Denomination of Origin”. In fact, this snack is known worldwide for how little curd it is and they say that its quality is due to the Galician tubers of the Kennebec variety. In addition, he recommends eating this dish in the Casa Miranda and Mesón O Pote restaurants, which are praised for their tortilla without onion and assure that it is capable of making “the most Taliban of the tortilla without onion deny their ideals.” Located in the province of La Coruña, this municipality also has other renowned specialties, such as roast beef, octopus with onions or trout. In addition, its architectural heritage is also worth a visit thanks to the church of Santa María do Azougue e San Francisco or the old town in general.
O Grove and La Toja
In Pontevedra is the Arousa estuary, which is spectacular when looking for sea and nature. At the entrance to the estuary is O Grove, a place from which you can also see La Toja, an island known for its medicinal waters. This peninsula is consider the gastronomic capital of the Galician coast So it hasn’t gone unnoticed. national graphic. The area’s fish stand out, such as turbot, sea bass, grouper, sole and hake. Also seafood such as lobster, spider crab, scallops, barnacles, oysters, lobster and fine clams. Some ingredients that appear in such typical and traditional dishes as the Galician broth, the lacón con grelos or the seafood pastry.
To try all these delicacies, the Culler de Pau restaurant, the Asador O Chiringuito and the Lavandeiro Taberna stand out in O Grove. While on the beautiful island of La Toja (A Toxa in Galician) travelers should not miss A Casa do Marqués and ask for ana queimada to finish the meal. This island is also known for the hermitage of San Sebastián, a building completely covered in shells that is worth visiting.
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