There’s so much more to Portuguese restaurants in London than Nando’s
Piri-piri chilli chicken probably conjures up images of meals at Nando’s, but this Portuguese-African dish has actually been around for eons. Piri-piri chicken, is in fact a spicy dish with roots in both Africa and Portugal, the dish was created in Angola and Mozambique when Portuguese settlers arrived with chilli peppers (called piri-piri in Swahili). Not only reserved for chicken dishes, it is common to come across piri-piri fish and seafood in Portuguese restaurants in London, and across the globe. Piri-piri dishes usually involve the meat or fish being marinated in a mix of lemon juice, spices, garlic, paprika, ginger, chilli, coriander, parsley and more, for up to 8 hours, before being thrown on the charcoal grill. So, if you’re considering heading out for a meal in London, and fancy a Portuguese feed, restaurants in London will certainly have enough piri-piri dishes to blow your mind (and your tastebuds!).