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Not to be Missed Food in Alicante

All i pebre
All i pebre. Credit: Creative Commons/Kent Wang

Alicante was called the ‘city of light’ or the ‘Lucentum’ in the early ages by the Romans. A vacation in Alicante is the best thing that you can do for yourself if you love warm sunny days, shimmering beaches and memorable food.

I have used the word ‘memorable’ to describe the food here, as the food in Alicante is indeed hard to forget. So let us now embark on this journey to know more about the food culture of this Spanish city.  

1. Taste the Eels

If you are looking for something different to eat then try the ‘All i pebre’ which has eels cooked with chilies, garlic, paprika, olive oil, and parsley. Served with picada (a sauce), the dish has a strong flavor and therefore is a must try for all the foodies.

2. Red Prawns

Get the taste of the best prawns in Spain, and try the popular red prawn tapas of Alicante. The red prawns are considered as delicacies here and many competitions are also held where celebrated chefs display their recipes.

3. Bunuelos falleros

Have got a sweet tooth? Then you must try the Bunuelos falleros which are basically doughnuts made from flour, yeast, sugar and sometimes pumpkins are also added. You can also try another hot favorite, the churros which are mostly eaten with hot chocolate.

Churros
Churros. Credit: Public Domain

4. Tombet Valencia

Although Alicante is famous for their fish varieties, delicacies made from lambs are also very much liked. Tombet Valencia is one such lamb preparation which is relished by the locals. Made with some specific lamb parts, herb, and nuts, this dish should be on the top of your list.   

5. Paella

You will find innumerable varieties of paellas in Spain, and picking the right one for you is quite a task. They may include fish, prawns, snails, chicken or rabbits according to the region which you are visiting. Vegetarian variety is also available made u of a mix of vegetables.    

So what are you waiting for? Take the next flight to Alicante and get ready to have a glorious foodgasm.  

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