Thursday, March 22, 2007

mercado municipal (S. Paulo)

Every time I come to S. Paulo, people tell me I should visit the municipal market. Yesterday I finally had the time, so we went for lunch there. It reminds me a bit of La Boqueria, but not as big. I do love visiting markets, though, I think there are always interesting things to see (and buy).

Like this huge variety of spices



or the fact that there was more smoked codfish here than I've ever seen in Portugal



and this strange fruit (Pitaya)




But actually the best, and one of the things the market is known for, was lunch ... codfish pastry and huge portions of ham sandwich. So, just one word of advice, if you're on a diet, don't come here ...



13 comments:

A margarida curiosa said...

Vejo que está passeando um bocado por aqui, espero que esteja se divertindo.
bjinhos Sabrina

Escalla said...

I still think that thing looks too much like a mutated Strawberry!

Anonymous said...

we eat that fruit all the time.. its one of my favorites too!!! but it looks more whitish with many seeds...

sarah said...

The crusty roll on your ham sandwich is making me DROOL!

little lovelies said...

Mmmm I would kill to go to such a market. I wish the states had more (and bigger) open air markets.

Tay Tavares said...

ola... Andei dando uma olhada no seu blog é estou apaixonada pelo seu trabalho. Você os vende pela internet? meu e-mail é taytavares@gmail.com
Parábens e curta a viagem

Miar à chuva said...

Os pastéis têm tão bom aspecto!! Que se lixe a dieta! Comia uma agora... já!! ;-)

Flor said...

As Pitayas aqui são bracas por dentro, lembras-te? Devem ser uma variedade diferente

Lolita Blahnik said...

Great market!!
Enjoy your trip!!

Myrth said...

If you have another chance, definately eat a pitaya. They are delicios! you have to peel them first, but it's totally worth it. THEY ARE BEST WITH LEMON!

Madame Trapo said...

gosto do mercado municipal né?
eu te falei...é maravilhosos..cehio de cor e aromas incriveis......

o sandwich de mortadela é enorme...hehehhe
;)

Anonymous said...

that is a dragonfruit.

Zabrina said...

Nossa, eu que sou do Brasil, nunca ouvi falar nessa tal de pitayas. Nunca nem vi no Rio de Janeiro...que estranho!