Mallorca – or Majorca as it is normally called – is an exotic destination in Spain. It’s one of the most visited places in the region.
Though the island is part of Spain, it is most visited by tourists from Germany and United Kingdom. Natural beauty and exotic beaches are not the only popular attractions of Majorca. The local food is also quite popular.
Here is a list of seven things you should know about Majorca food if you are planning a vacation on the island next summer:
1. Majorcan food is not only Spanish
Majorca has a rich history and its food and cuisines have also adapted the same too. The traditional food is heavily influenced by the Romans as well as African traditions mixed with now Spanish style of cuisines and food.So when you are having Majorcan food, you are basically enjoying a great mixture of three cultures.
2. Local supplies are abundant in winter
Contrary to popular belief, the best local supplies are only available from October onward, as during the peak season of summer, demand normally outstrips the local supplies. If you want to enjoy local food, plan your vacation accordingly.
3. Be prepared to eat lot of nuts and vegetables
Almost every Majorcan food dish contains almonds, nuts, olives, walnuts and vegetables. Traditional Majorcan food recipes make extensive use of these nuts and vegetables so if you are a meat eater, you may be disappointed not to have plenty of it.
Instead, your will be dishes topped up with almonds and all other nuts, giving your food a unique and new taste and flavor. Be ready to develop new taste buds.
4. Majorcan pizza is different
If you are fond of eating pizza and want to try one in Majorca, be assured that you will have entirely different experience of eating a pizza in Majorca.
Coca, as it is called locally, is a type of pizza topped with almost everything from red pepper to onions, nuts, raisins and meat. Coca is almost always served without cheese. Pizza is normally smaller in size but are served with delicious toppings, giving you a unique pizza-eating experience.
5. Be ready to have some sweets too
Almost every meal in Majorca is considered incomplete until a sweet dish is served. There are traditional sweet dishes such as locally made ice cream, which is served routinely and is found in almost all restaurants.
Majorcan food almost always contains sweets and some varieties are truly local in nature. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll enjoy Majorcan food.
6. Restaurants serve all types of food
It’s not that you will only find local food outside as almost every restaurant or hotel serves Italian food and other types of food. Since Germans and Brits are frequent visitors to this place, there is a lot of variety in terms of food that is available at restaurants. Even if you are not fond of typical local Majorcan food, you will find enough opportunities to eat your favorite dish in Majorca.
7. Never forget to taste wine
Like everything else, Majorcan wine is also unique and it is advised to bring Majorcan wine home as a souvenir.
Traditional beliefs indicate that a glass of Majorcan wine a day increases longevity. So if you are fond of drinking quality wine, this may be a right place for you to have a glass at dinner before you retire into long night’s sleep.
Above are some simple facts about Majorcan food. This simple guide may be of great help to you if you are planning your next trip to Majorca and want to cherish your memories there.
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