Anyone know about obscure Portuguese snacks?
August 2, 2007 7:28 AM Subscribe
When in Portugal recently, we ate a snack food which looked like a bean, tasted like a bean, and which we were told, to our surprise, was some kind of sea produce. Any ideas?
posted by imperium to food & drink (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It began with a "b", I think, and had to have a very thin clear hull removed. Roughly square, rounded corners, with a small circular hole in the hull at one corner, and yellow-brown. Delicious, but possibly not vegetarian?! And purchased in the town of Tomar. The internet has not answered this for me.