Eating in Galicia

Gastronomic tourism is becoming more and more fashionable and many people take into account the gastronomy of the place when choosing a destination for their vacations. In this sense, if there is a destination in Spain that takes the cake, it is, without a doubt, Galicia , since everyone knows that Galician delicacies are famous all over the world. It is mainly based on seafood food due to the fishing tradition of the Community, although it has all kinds of dishes.

Of course I start with the seafood , whether you like it or not, you must at least try something if you are going to eat in Galicia . Barnacles, crabs, spider crab, scallops, scallops … a whole range of aquatic species that when well cooked, become one of the most exquisite delicacies you will ever eat. In addition to seafood, two of its most traditional dishes are wonderful: Galician soup (incredibly good even in summer) and octopus, which can be cooked in many ways, although the most famous, and delicious, is Polbo á feira . The pork shoulder with turnip greens and the Galician pot will make you sweat while you eat them but they are there to lick the plate and not be ashamed of doing it.

In Galicia you can also eat many varieties of fish, such as turbot or hake, cooked "a la gallega" and also many meats of a very good quality and flavor. To accompany this succulent meal, the best is a typical Galician wine, Ribeiro or Alvariño , white wines that you drink in a special cup or if not in a glass, and also do not see how they enter, when you realize you have already drunk three bottles . If this is your case, hold on well when you get up because although it does not seem like it while you drink, go up that you do not see. If you are going to have a pinchito, you can try any range of Galician cheese , especially tetilla cheese or some fresh local cheese, which are delicious at any time.

For dessert, a Santiago cake , gingerbreads or almonds. And if it’s Carnival time, ears and pancakes. Delicious Of course, a piece of Galician empanada goes well at any time of the day.