The Costa Blanca in Spain is a top vacation spot for many tourists who are looking for a relaxing, but also active vacation in the beautiful white coastline that welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world on a yearly basis. Expectations here are easy to fulfill: safe beaches, sunshine and delicious fresh food are a recipe that’s going to win over even the most demanding and pretentious of tourists. Costa Blanca is also a great place for food lovers and if you want to come here in order to try authentic Spanish food, then make sure to try the following delicious dishes when you arrive.
Tapas is a delicious, yet popular Spanish cuisine that consists of light and small portions which people can enjoy at any time during the day. This dish is in fact so popular, that you can easily find it in almost any restaurant or bar. Keep in mind that tapas is not a complete meal and should never be confused with one. They’re just small servings that Spaniards eat frequently and come in a wide range of varieties and forms. If you’re not the type who eats everything, then it’s best that you do learn the language a bit (at least the food names) so that you know what to order and what not to order. As a note, fish is included in almost every dish you’re going to order here.
Some people may balk at artichokes, thinking that they’re just a vegetable, but they’re going to regret thinking about it like that. In fact, this is not just artichokes, but the best artichokes you’re ever going to taste in your life. This dish is actually eaten all over Spain and there’s a good chance that you’re going to enjoy one while glancing into the endless and mesmerizing fields of the surrounding countryside.
Bunyols are basically donuts that are fried in deep oil, rolled in sugar and then they’re dipped in a chocolate. Hot and thick chocolate. If you’re not on a diet and you don’t mind the extra calories, eating one or more of these for breakfast is going to keep you going until lunchtime.
Made in Jijona, Alicante, the Turron is a great treat for those who have a sweet tooth and also have their own teeth. This sweet is actually enjoyed all over the country, especially at Christmas, but it’s also available at parties where it sits on the end of the table. The main clue that tells you what you have in front of you is a Turron are the hammer and chisel next to it. While this sweet is indeed hard, there are varieties which are a bit softer and some of them may also be filled with nuts and dried fruit.
Paella is a very popular dish in Spain and many tourists actually like it a lot. This is basically soft yellow saffron infused rice with a fresh filling of seafood. What’s great about this dish is that the rice used in it is grown locally, so it’s going to taste amazing. You should certainly try Paella when coming to Costa Blanca, since it’s a staple of Spanish gastronomy.
Red Prawns (Denia)
The first time you’re going to see these, it’s not uncommon to think that food coloring was added to give them that intense red color. After all, when you think about it, prawns only require a squeeze of fresh lemon juice in order to be enjoyed, right? Well, you’re wrong. The prawns in Costa Blanca are indeed that red and no food coloring has been used in order to make them look like that. In fact, believe it or not, these are going to be some of the most delicious prawns you’re likely to try, so before you decide to pass based solely on their color, think twice: it’s all natural and the prawns simply melt in your mouth.
Costa Blanca is a wonderful vacation spot where you can enjoy some of the best and most delicious foods Spanish gastronomy has to offer. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or have been here before, you’re certainly going to love these dishes a lot more than you think.