Spain/Galicia: Galician Food Recap

You can’t sample much in one day in Galicia, especially when you are running around and driving non-stop, but several Galician specialities are worth a mention. First and foremost is the world-famous Galician Octopus aka Polbo a Feira – a juicy boiled and grilled sliced octopus served on potatoes and topped with paprika. Secondly, another world-renown item – Padron Peppers – comes originally from the small village of Padron near A Coruna. Fire-roasted and sprinkled with sea salt, the peppers are mostly mild, except when you stumble at 1-in-10 that is super hot. Finally, the Estrella Galicia beer (nothing to do with Estrella Damn in Catalonia) is one of the best lagers in the world, still family owned. And last but not least – Galician liqueurs.