The most popular and ordered soup is «caldo verde» being a thick soup of vegetables, the composition of which can be changed at the discretion of the cook. Some cuisine experts note that caldo verde in some shades of taste resembles the traditional Russian cabbage soup. Some varieties of soups may seem to foreign visitors really exotic. For example, a rather distinctive and innovative soup of pumpkin flavored with well whipped egg.
Genuine ethnic speicality is «robalo» fish being a certain perch species. It possesses a perfect taste, the dish is served only in upscale restaurants. True gourmets should also try another dish named «caldeirada». It is a kind of thick soup which can be cooked with various seafoods. The process of cooking of this treat is also rather original. The potage is cooked only in special brass.
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