Today, I decided to write about all of the traditional Spanish food that I have tried so far. I am a very picky eater, so finding things that I like has been a challenge for me. I also am given my meals (unless if I say that I am going out to eat) and cannot shop for my own groceries, which has been part of the challenge. However, there are a some dishes that I find myself eating every week 🙂
Tortilla Española: 10/10
Spanish Omelette: eggs, potatoes, & lots of olive oil.
Seafood Paella: 8/10
Very tasting dish, but not a huge fan of the pleathora of rice.
Salmorejo & Gazpacho: 4/10
Soups with a heavy tomato base. They are both eaten cold. Gazpacho is a blend of many vegetables, while Salmorejo is only tomatoes, bread, and oils. Gazpacho is often served in a glass and Salmorejo is served in a bowl. Not really a fan of either.
Sopa de Calabaza: 10/10
Pumpkin Soup: While the color of this soup is not particularly appetizing, it is very delicious!
Sopa de Garbanzos: 10/10
Garbanzo bean soup: Before coming to Spain, I had never tried garbanzo beans, but I really like them!
Patatas Bravas: 5/10
Basically Spain’s version of homefries w/ ketchup.
Spanish hot pocket! I love the crunch of the outer shell! I have only tried a spinach empanada, but want to try a seafood one before I leave!
Pescaito Frito: 3/10
Fried fish: This picture is an accurate depiction of a meal that my host mom made me. It was a plate of fried sardines with the heads and everything. I do not really like fried food in general, and the fact that the fish had all of the bones and head still attached freaked me out.
Not really sure how to describe these, but kind of like a Spanish hushpuppy. It is essentially a filling with a fried shell.
Spanish equivalent of ice cream. I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with ice cream because when I do treat myself to it, I tend to overdo it, but regardless, a solid 10/10.
Churros con Chocolate: 10/10
A typical Spanish afternoon treat. Watching them make the churros is very fascinating, but dipping them in chocolate & eating them = happiness 🙂
Part-time food critic,
**I do not own the majority of pictures in this post.**