Pastelaria Chique de Belém

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Rua da Junqueira - Nr. 528, Lisbon, Portugal

Pastelaria Chique de Belém Lisbon Reviews

postaltiburon postalti…
33 reviews
May 27, 2007
The Pasteleria Chique de Belém is definitely the place in Portugal to try the famous pastéis de Belém (pastéis de nata in other parts of the country), custard tarts that should probably called the official dessert of Portugal if it already isn't. These tiny tarts are filled with custard and topped with cinnamon and are best served warm with a cup of Portuguese espresso called bica. Enjoy your snack before you head to the Monasteiro de Jerónimo and to the Torre de Belém. For €5 you can enjoy 2 pastéis de Belém and 2 bicas.
postaltiburon says:
I happened to enjoy these very tarts in Belem, whether or not they were made with cream or custard will remain a mystery, since my palette is not that distinguishing. Nonetheless, I enjoyed these tasty treats, and they are not to be missed when visiting Portugal.
Posted on: May 17, 2008
anammrc says:
From your photo you seem to have enjoyed Lisbon, but after reading your very nice review, I'm sorry to informe you that:
1- the real Pastéis de belém are not custard tarts. Pastéis de Belém are cream tarts. Custard tarts' ones are usally very bad attempts to imitate the originals and a way to bakers to save some money. But sometimes you can find nice ones.
2- they are only called Pastéis de Belém in the Belém area in Lisbon. Even in Lisbon, if you are not in the actual place where they sell the original Pastéis de Belém, you should say Pastéis de Nata.

I hope you come back to Portugal again and explore also the rest of the country.
Posted on: May 17, 2008
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