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Tia Orlanda, A Taste Of Mozambique In Porto

By Gail Aguiar @ImageLegacy

Tia Orlanda – Sabores Moçambicanos, Porto

Confession #1: until Saturday, I knew nothing about Mozambican food. But one look at the menu at Tia Orlanda on Rua das Taipas and I was sold.

Confession #2: I’ve never been able to resist curried chicken from any country. And my word, this curried chicken was good!

Food is a form of travel. I’m not the first to say that flavours trigger memories of a particular time and place, but they also make a person curious about food origins. I’ve never been to Mozambique, all I know is that it’s a former Portuguese colony which gained independence after the Revolution of 1974 and is located northeast of South Africa. Paulo has been to Mozambique for work, but he confessed that they only ate at Portuguese restaurants.

Tia Orlanda – Sabores Moçambicanos, Porto

You can find curried chicken in some Portuguese restaurants, but what we had at Tia Orlanda’s must’ve been marinated in other spices as it was recognizably different. I’m guessing it’s toned down for the Portuguese who generally don’t add much spice (like my mother-in-law), except for the ones who grew up in Africa (like my father-in-law). There were also a couple of condiments on the side, pepper pastes that ranged from hot to off-the-charts hot. Probably the hottest thing I have ever tasted in Portugal as yet.

We also had a dish of shrimp in coconut milk curry, and a very interesting bean dish with flavours I didn’t recognize at all, even after a lifetime of eating. Flavours that will remain a mystery until we go again and ask Tia Orlanda herself, which I aim to do.

I’ll keep you posted. And next time maybe I’ll be slightly less famished so I can take better pictures instead of these speedy *click click click* — “OK, let’s eat!” photos from Saturday.

Tia Orlanda – Sabores Moçambicanos, Porto

March 18, 2017
Album: Portugal [Winter 2016/2017]


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