What to eat in Andalusia – Great Ideas

Talking about Andalusian cuisine means talking about a fundamental part of popular Spanish cuisine. Garden and seafood, olive oil, ham, Iberian meat, and seafood from Andalusia are part of the cultural heritage of all of Spain.

The most diverse cultures that have lived historically in Andalusia have “flavor” and, consequently, have enriched the gastronomy of the region. We can say, very proudly, that we found the most interesting dishes on opinionesespana.es.

In this article, we tell you what you should eat if you are in Andalusia. What dishes will you find in all or almost all Andalusian provinces? If then you want to know what is best to taste in each province or city, just go to the end of the article.

The gazpacho

The quintessential Andalusian recipe is undoubtedly Gazpacho. It is a cold soup, which has tomatoes as the protagonist. Gazpacho is also made with a little pepper, cucumber, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and salt.

A very suitable dish for summer! It is usually served in a glass, given its liquid consistency and because tradition dictates that it should be drunk. In addition to the tasty food from Andalusia, we must make sure that we also offer something special to our friends or family. Here we suggest searching for help at wonderbox, where you can find everything you could want.

Potato tortilla

This very famous Spanish recipe (potato omelet) can be found in all bars and restaurants in Andalusia. There are 2 very common variants, with or without onions. But how good it is! Don’t miss our Potato Tortilla recipe.

The fried fish

Fried fish is the best dish in Andalusia. The coast that runs through the region means that the fish is the protagonist almost everywhere, even in places where there is no sea. It is very common to eat fried squid (also called chocos), cazón en adobo (spicy dog), cod, anchovies, sardines.

The cooked seafood

It looks cruel, but it’s not at all! Shrimp, shrimp, scampi, mantis shrimp, crabs. All boiled in boiling water for a few minutes and placed in cold water with ice and coarse salt for a few more minutes. The result is truly a bomb!

The Iberian Ham

Andalusia is one of the most important Spanish regions when it comes to Iberian ham.

When you are at the bar, eat it as tapa, ration, panino, or montadito (small sandwich). Either way, your mouth will be wet.

Jamón also accompanies many recipes of Andalusian gastronomy, such as salmorejo, las habas or las alcachofas con jamón, los huevos a la flamenca or el serranito. We describe these dishes in more detail in articles dedicated to each province of Andalusia.

Shrimp omelet

Shrimp omelets are a dish from Cadiz that is eaten as a topping throughout the year, although its consumption increases during the carnival season. It is a dough that has no egg, made with chickpea flour and that has its origins in the city of San Fernando.

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6 SAFETY TIPS ALL TOURISTS SHOULD KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING TO CHINA

Traveling around the world is something most people find thrilling and a part of life worth venturing into.

China, a country in East Asia, is one of the places people love to visit, and oftentimes, do business in. This is because it is generally safe for foreigners, and there are rare cases of violence against foreigners.

With a large population and lots of natural resources, China holds a place globally, as a tourist attraction for people who love to travel.

Reviews and feedback of users on US-Reviews give insights into what it is like to travel to China, either as a tourist or business person. Reading through Chinese travel agencies online reviews, you also get adequate information on how to stay safe as a traveler in China.

Below are 6 of some safety tips you should know before traveling to China.

1.      Carefully Choose Taxis

When in China, you should carefully choose the taxis you use, to avoid getting in an illegal taxi. There are specific places to find taxis at airports or large train stations in China. Some taxi drivers are not licensed and might be driving cars in bad condition. It is best to ignore them when they approach you at the airport and get a taxi from the designated places.

2.      Avoid Political Discussions

It is important to avoid having discussions on sensitive issues with a total stranger or a local. It could result in you having a conversation with the police and causing severe consequences for the local you are discussing the issue with.

3.      Obey Government Laws

Every country has government laws that guide tourist activities, and China is no exception. It is generally advised that you obey any government laws guiding a place, to maintain your safety and also get a full experience on your visit.

4.      Watch out when Crossing

Due to the level of congestion on roads, there is a “car first” culture in China which means pedestrians do not have the right of way. Before you cross the road, you have to watch both sides carefully for oncoming vehicles, so that you do not get hit.

5.      Keep Your Property Safe

Though it is not a common occurrence, it is also not unusual to be a victim of petty theft as a tourist in China. To avoid being a victim of petty theft or pick-pocketing, you are advised to always keep your things where only you can reach them.

6.      Seek Help from Indigenes

Being a tourist means you will need a lot of help finding your way around a place, and also getting important information about all you will need to enjoy your visit. In China, you could employ the services of a travel agency that will match you with a tour guide. This tour guide will not only ensure your safety, but they will also make it their priority that you have a wonderful experience … Read More


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Top 4 Traditional British Cakes

Lockdown is finally coming to an end and we are able to see our friends and family once more, we have all enjoyed the bakeries being open and endulging on bakery products that have kept us going throughout the past year. Over hundreds of years, us brits have created cakes for literally every occasion and were not afraid to own it. In this article, we will go on a journey on the top traditional cakes made across the UK. 

Victoria Sponge

At the top of our traditional british cakes list is of course, the famous victoria sponge cake. Sometimes referred to as the victoria sandwich, it was first named after Queen Victoria and the emergence of afternoon tea in the 19th century.  With the bourgeois and aristocratic people eating petite delicate sandwiches and wedges of delicious cakes which was a great talking point for those individuals.

Ingredients
  • 200g Unsalted Butter (plus extra for greasing)
  • 200g Caster Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Medium Eggs
  • 200g Self Raising Flour (plus extra for dusting)
  • 6 tbsp Raspberry Jam
  • 250ml Double Cream, Whipped
  • Icing Sugar, for dusting.

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Scone

Us Brits love a good brew, and if you are having cream tea, then there is only one bake that needs to be had. What’s that you ask? Well it’s the classic scone! There is nothing better than a warm acne with lots of clotted cream and a good helping of strawberry jam can’t go a miss. The secret is that they arent actually british, it actually derived from the Scottish Bannock which was a bread. The name Scone is actually thought to have come from the town of Scone where the kings were crowned. However, the name scone was first known to be used for the cake in 1513, but was much tougher and less delicate than the delicious treats we have today.  

Ingredients
  • 450g Self Raisng Flour
  • 100g Butter (Cubed)
  • 100g Caster Sugar
  • 100g Sultanas
  • 100ml Buttermilk
  • 2 Eggs (beaten and separated)
  • Clotted Cream and Strawberry Jam

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Eccles Cake

This one is definitely an acquired taste as this is all about the filling. If you like raisins or currants, it is not likely that you will enjoy this northern delicacy. Born in Eccles, Greater Manchester, the eccles cake has a raisin filled wrapped in a flaky pastry which is then put into the oven until a solid mass emerges. It is a delicious sweet currant filled pastry snack that many people have controversial views so it’s best to try one and make your own opinion.

Ingredients
  • 500g Pack Puff Pastry
  • 1 tbsp Flour
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp Caster Sugar
Filling
  • 25g Mixed Peel
  • 50g Ligh Brown Sugar
  • 15g Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 0.5 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 75g Currants
  • 0.25 tsp Freshly Ground Nutmeg
  • 0.5 Zest Orange

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Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding is one of the most popular desserts for brits. You go to any traditional pub and this will no doubt be … Read More


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