Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Barcelona: La Boqueria

A stroll down La Rambla, you will find the entrance to The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria or La Boqueria, a large food market in Barcelona, Spain. The market has a very diverse selection of goods...
tons of fruits and juice to buy! different kinds of fruits were mixed w/ coconut juice for a very creamy taste:
fresh fruits of all kind cut up and put in containers...
chocolates...
different kinds of eggs...
creamy gelato...
meat...
more fruit!

caramel and candies...
dry fruits and nuts...
Korean restaurant (the only Asian store there)
candied fruits..,
fried fish balls (we tried them and I didn't it, Andy said it was okay...)

fried seafood combination (it was okay...)
Restaurants towards the back of the markets were crowded but we finally found seats at Bar Boqueria.
it was kinda pricey...

We had the seafood combination for two. The huge dish of seafood includes calamari, shrimp, mussels, fish, and razor clams. The seafood was fresh and cooked right, nothing was under or over cooked. It was made with lots of herbs and some lemon juice. sooo much seafood, soooo delicious, sooo worth it!
picture with our food before we devour it!!

Our last day in Barcelona, we decided to dropped by the market for our last fruit smoothie runs. We wanted to try more flavors so we got 5 or 6 drinks at a time (bad idea...). We spent too much time in the market and shopping that we missed our plane to Rome! I blame it partially on the the trains but anyway...

FYI: if you want to use the bathroom in the market you have to save your receipts to show the bathroom lady. If you don't you have to pay .50euros

4 comments:

Andy said...

yum yum. Good memories :-)

jeanniejeannie said...

You are so cute! I love your blog :))) BIG HUG TO MELINDA!

melmelmeow said...

thanks jeannie! =D see ya soon...

Cake Pop Princess said...

Those chocolates look AMAZING! Bet I could use some on my cake pops!

And just answered your grey melts question on the Totoro post.

:)

Bianca xxx