after a wonderful lunch at mercado timeout market, we took the tram 15e to belem to look at the monastery jeronimos, discovery monument & belem tower on 27.3.2016.^^
the tram was really crowded, there were many stops.
we needn’t worry about where to stop. there was the tram map of course, but it was very crowded & hard to see at times. there was also google map so we knew where we were.
anyway tram stop was basically next to pasteis de belem, in operations since 1837.
we saw the pastry shop, the tram rounded the corner about 10m & stopped.
there was a queue already for those buying takeout. we got a table so no need queueing. queue was a lot longer when we left, right to the corner near the tram stop. why bother i wonder? but maybe there are people buying like 50 or 100 pieces?
it was very good. a lot better than paradia portuguesa certainly.
price was not much different, €1.05 vs €0.95 at paradia portuguesa & most nata shop, but not sure whether it was a bit more or takeout price a bit cheaper.
the restaurant can seat 400pax. 🙂
of course they sell various pastries.
actually except for my daughter, 3 of us not really the dessert type so we only wanted to try nata.
son & i went to the back & took some photos at the kitchen.
it was good marketing.
they basically have it like a display with huge glass panel for people to see & take phots, selfies etc of the kitchen staff assembling the natas.
we are mostly not really fan of natas, but they are really quite good in portugal. natas here are eggy, softer & not too sweet (unlike the ones in singapore where the custard like agar agar), & they can grow on you. so i didn’t mind them.
i had 1/2 portugese tart back in singapore last week (some random one someone bought). basically inedible!