Do you want to know more about the typical Valencian food? We would like to introduce you the most famous dishes and drinks of Valencian gastronomy.
The paella is the most international dish of the Valencian gastronomy and famous all over the world.
Ingredients: Rice, beans, sweet paprika, saffron, tomato, olive oil, salt, rosemary and water.
One of the most typical starters is the “esgarraet”. It is very common to eat this starter before the “paella”.
Ingredients: Red pepper, cod, garlic and olive oil.
ALL I PEBRE
It is a typical starter original from the “Albufera” area. You can eat this dish for lunch or for dinner, does not matter when. Usually it is elaborated in a pot of clay.
Ingredients: Eel, olive oil, garlic, paprika, chilli pepper, potato and water.
Photo: “ALL I PEBRE”& “ESGARRAET”
BUÑUELOS DE CALABAZA
“Buñuelos” is a typical dessert in many places but, in Valencia, “Buñuelos de calabaza (pumpkin)” is a very popular dish during “fallas” festival, and you can eat it anytime around the city.
Also it is very common to eat “buñuelos” with a cup of chocolate.
Ingredients: Flour, oil, sugar, yeast and pumpkin.
It is a drink with a mix of sugar, water, and tigernuts.
The perfect drink for a hot summer day in Valencia.
Ingredients: “chufa”(tigernuts), sugar and water.
“Farton” is a sweet and spongy bun. It is eaten dipping in the “horchata” (Valencian drink), and both together have an amazing taste.
Ingredients: Flour, eggs, milk, sugar, oil and yeast.
ORANGE & “AGUA DE VALENCIA”
One of the most typical fruit of our region is the “naranja” (orange).
You can get natural orange juice every where, and it is part of our Valencian breakfast (orange juice “zumo de naranja natural”, toasts with tomato “tostadas con tomate” and olive oil “aceite de oliva”, and coffee with milk “café con leche”)
Also the orange is the main ingredient of “Agua de Valencia” a famous Valencian drink with: Orange juice, “cava o champagne”, Vodka, Gin, sugar, and ice.
It is a sweet wine that usually is drunk as a digestive dessert after lunch or dinner.
Ingredients: Grape-juice and alcohol.
It is a blend of coffee with condensed milk. Sometimes people drink it with a bit of alcohol, usually baileys (“carajillo de baileys)”. It is originally from Valencia.
Article written by Adrián García, Intern of Euroace, and student of University of Valencia.
Photo: ORANGE & “AGUA DE VALENCIA”