Paella, sangria, churros: five Spanish foodstuff myths busted! #Spain #travel





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38 Comments

  1. james, they don't have freshly cooked paella because you need like 2 hours to do a proper paella, and in the restaurant business unless you have reservations for a dish like that, you only serve it one day a week and publicise it well, or it will go to the trash making you lose money and time.
    Also, seafood paella is not pure paella.
    Another tip: we buy valencian rice everywhere in spain, it's not a weird delicacy. You can find good paella places anywhere in spain. And you can pair paella with anything, really.
    Also wrong with churros, we like them with sugar, you can ask for sugar if they don't serve them to you with it. And there's a variation of churro called porra, with pastisserie cream or chocolate inside.

  2. You're right about everything mostly. Lot's of dreadfull paella, specially around tourist spots outside of Valencia. For tapas, go to Granada, they are free with every drink and it's where they where invented. But be weary there are more bars than people and lots of them are bad. That's what a tourist culture will do to gastronomy.

  3. I had paella in Spain, but not on the coast. Was very happy. Had it in my own city. It was perhaps more expensive, and was not very happy. It was food, that's all–borderline disgusting! My paella in Spain was delicious!

  4. You're spot on with the churros fresco y chocolate! Go to the café, order your breakfast of Churros fresco y chocolate, avoid the colacao not the same. Thick rich syrupy chocolate, dip those beautiful churros, all while watching the morning hours pass by, delicious! I'll say, totally excited to see Plaza Mayor in the background…mi cuerpo, mi menti, mi corazon tienen conexion con España. Viva la Patria!

  5. I'm with you on that one, real churros dont have anything injected on them! Just plain churros are amazing! That's why we have the chocolate to dip them in. Congrats for the vid, it's one of the more accurate about spanish food I've ever seen on Youtube 🙂

  6. You forgot to mention that (at least in Madrid) paella is usually on the daily menu for lunch on Thursday (nobody really understands why)…and the LEFTOVERS are served as "tapas" on Friday!!! XD So watch out! If you are served a "tapa" of paella on a Friday, what you are actually getting are leftovers from the previous day. But nevermind, the paella they serve on Thursday is not exactly the best one there is….but still is often way better (AND CHEAPER) than the absolute crap they feed you at most tourist restaurants. And yet one more thing: the REAL paella (I mean, the real, real one) is cooked outdoors, in a huge pan on a BONFIRE. Once you've tried that out…you won't ever dare to call anything else "paella" anymore in your life. But I'm afraid that to get this ultimate real thing you have to befriend (or marry) a Valencian.

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