Natas Heaven @ Pasteis de Belem on 27Mar2016

nata - portugese egg tarts

nata – portugese egg tarts

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?

some write-ups claim pasteis de belem sells 15,000 pieces a day & ever up to 50,000 max!

nata - portugese egg tarts

nata – portugese egg tarts

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. 🙂

pasteis de belem

pasteis de belem

of course they sell various pastries.

pasteis de belem

pasteis de belem

actually except for my daughter, 3 of us not really the dessert type so we only wanted to try nata.

pasteis de belem factory line

pasteis de belem factory line

son & i went to the back & took some photos at the kitchen.

pasteis de belem4

pasteis de belem factory line

it was good marketing.

pasteis de belem factory line

pasteis de belem factory line

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.

jukebox? or money countng machine?

jukebox? money countng machine?

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!

c.h.e.f andy

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