Lisbon is a city for foodies and the crowning glory of its pastries are these puff creations with cream, whose recipe was invented by the nuns of the Monastery of Belém back in the seventeenth century. Hot or cold, you can taste them at the many bakeries in the city. Refrain however from asking for the recipe because it is as secret as Coke's formula. Although always crowded by tourists, the proper place to buy them is the Pasteleria de Belém (Belém Rua, 84-92), where you will leave with boxes of them. Eating this delicious cream made with egg yolks, milk and sugar in the "Secret Chapel" (as its kitchen is called) facing the Atlantic is one of the culinary delights of the city. Be forewarned! These pastries soon become addictive. Fortunately, Lisbon is full of stairs and slopes to lower your calorie count.
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