Cuisine of the Portuguese
One commonly enjoyed cuisine of Portugal is a simple dish of colorful vegetables dipped in a simple, airy batter and fried. That may sound like the Japanese cuisine of tempura, and that’s because it’s identical. In fact, it’s believed the Portuguese introduced tempura, known locally as peixinhos da horta, to Japan through 16th century Jesuit missionaries. Of course, it’s possible that the cuisine isn’t even original to Portugal as it may be a variation of the Indian cuisine, pakora. Other traditional Portuguese dishes worth chowing down on include caldo verde, bacalhau a bras, rojoes a moda do minho, acorda alentejana, and arroz de pato.