Thursday, June 28, 2012

the wharf, the chowder and the bread

Fisherman’s wharf, sourdough bread and clam chowder; do you Know what I’m talking about?

Fisherman’s wharf is one of the busiest and well known tourist attractions in San Francisco where you can find Pier 39 (sea lions!!), the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, the Cannery Shopping Center, the Ghirardelli Square (chocolate!!), a Wax Museum, Forbes Island, restaurants and stands that serve fresh seafood!

And then, you have the clam chowder served in a sourdough bread bowl... it is THE thing in SF. It was so tasty that I repeated the meal in a couple of different places and I even brought it home!! Clam chowder is a cream-based soup, commonly made with potatoes, onion, perhaps celery and pieces of bacon and clams, garnished with parsley. The sourdough bread is just a type of bread very popular in SF that has a distinctively tangy or sour taste, because of the lactic acid produced by yeast. It's similar to our "Pão alentejano". Saudades...
Now, the photos! And look, there it is the Pacific Ocean!! I put my portuguese feet into it, yeah!

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  1. Que delícia, até fiquei com fome!! ;)
    E as gaivotas..tão fofas!
    Adoro as tuas fotos!

  2. quando vieres a Portugal da próxima fez, não me queres levar contigo?! adoro as fotos que colocas e como gulosa que sou não poderia deixar de referir o aspeto delicioso dessa sopa servida no pão ;)


  3. Maria, começa já a praticar contorcionismo ;) no natal, vens comigo!

  4. Eu vi MESMO um pão em forma de crocodilo??? LOL

  5. Que girooo!!! Tou mortinha por poder ir aos EUA!

  6. adoreeei, principalmente os pães! que must

  7. SAN FRAN! <3
    Adoro a west coast! tá na altura de deixar a neve de ny e ir para esses lado!


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