Paella Valenciana is the most traditional and historical dish of Valencia. Paella is a rice-based dish and in Valencia you will find many authentic variations that equally delicious taste. Some people even consider Paella as the national dish of Spain originated in Valencia.
The most traditional Valencian paella is a mixture of chicken or rabbit (or both), white and green beans and other vegetables, but seafood is also common, where you can find an array of seafood surprises among the flavorsome rice, such as calamari, mussels, clams, prawns, scampi or fish, depending on the type you order.
“Valencia ‘The city of Paella’, when it comes to food will definitely not disappoint you “
It’s a greatway to start your day but it is also good as a snack or lunch, and no doubt you’ll come across many Spanish potato omelettes or Spanish Tortilla.
It is prepared from slow-cooking caramelized onion and potato in olive oil, which later creates a soft-sweet center once egg is added and it is cooked into a thick omelette, almost like a cake.
All-i-Pebre is a mix of garlic, paprika, and ground almonds, in which chunks of fresh eel and potato are simmered to the point of melt-in-your mouth to perfection.
The origin of this tasty recipe comes from the shores of Lake of La Albufera, only 10 kilometers south of Valencia , where eels are found in abundance.
A typical way to start a meal is with esgarraet, consisting of a salad of thin strips of roasted red pepper mixed with shredded salted cod in olive oil.
Esgarraet is served on a base of extra virgin olive oil, with plenty of bread alongside.
Calamares a La Plancha
Needless to emphasize that the Mediterranean has great influence on the Spanish cuisine. Calamares a La Plancha is an exotic dish of local grilled squid, served simply with a drizzle of a garlic and parsley-infused oil.
Agua de Valencia
Agua de Valencia or ‘Water of Valencia’ is an optional refreshing beverage cocktail. Mixing fresh local oranges with cava and hand liquor. If you are a cocktail lover, you have to try this. You will love it!
The Old Town, is the best place to try this drink, while enjoying a perfect ambiance.
The authentic Horchata Spanish recipe comes from the yellow nutsedge (tigernuts) originating from the period of Muslim presence in Valencia.
Horchata is famous all over the world, and different countries have different recipes of preparing it, with local blends.
If you have a sweet-tooth and like desserts, then this is something you have to try. Typically made of honey, sugar, and egg white, with toasted almonds or other nuts, and usually shaped into either a rectangular tablet or a round cake.
“BUEN PROVECHO” AND ENJOY VALENCIA”