You just *have* to try the national dish of an enormous pot of mussels stewed in white wine sauce, served with chips and mayonnaise. Eating moules is not dignified, so I guess it makes a great ice-breaker!
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* Some Belgian Recipes
* Delicious Belgian Chocolates
* Belgian Beers (Want to know how to pronounce all beers names? Check out this FUN SITE: http://belgianstyle.com/mmguide/pronounce/speak.html
* Belgian Trappist Beers (6) are located on my BELGIUM PAGE Travelogue
CHOCOLATE MADE IN BELGIUM !! Belgium produces 172,000 tons of chocolate per year and has 2,130 chocolate shops in her country.
The Belgian Chocolate Praline is not to be confused with the American praline. Pralines in Belgium are sublime chocolate confections, the highest achievement of the chocolate maker art: A beautifully sculpted chocolate shell concealing a center of filling explodes with a surprise of texture and flavor in your mouth. Many chocolatiers still make their pralines by hand. Every town and even small villages have chocolate stores with luxurious pralines.
Rue du Lombard 24, 1000 Brussels
See chocolate being set into molds on the premises. There is a two-hour demonstration , Tel: (32-2) 511-0755
FAMOUS CHOCOLATE STORES :
Corne Toison D'Or 53 Rue Marche aux Poulet, 1000 Brussels
Chocolat Manon 9-A Chaussee de Louvain, 1210 Brussels
Galler Grand Place, 1000 Brussels. Tel:(322) 502-0266.
Godiva Grand Place 22, 1000 Brussels. Tel:(322) 511-2537
Leonidas Rue au Beurre 34, 1000 Brussels. Tel:(322) 512-8737
La Maison du Chocolat 67 Rue Marche-aux-Herbes, 1000 Brussels
Marcolini Place du Grand Sablon 39, 1000 Brussels. Tel:(322) 514-1206
Neuhaus Gallerie de la Reine, 1000 Brussels. Tel:(322) 512-6359
Wittamer Place du Grand Sablon 12, 1000 Brussels.
No Brussels visit is complete without you having a WAFFEL.
They come as plane waffels with some powder sugar or with all kind of tasty dressings.
Yes, we have ginger bread for Christmas in Sweden too but nothing quite prepares you for speculoosen :) To be ctd.
Not without reason speak, that Bruxelles is the gastronomic capital of Europe. In the evenings its restaurants are filled with thousand gourmets who enjoy various cuisines.
The Belgians are kings when it comes to fries. Thick fries with that typical sour-ish, mustardy mayonaise. Just buy them in a shop sayin 'FRITUUR' or off a street stall. Yummy!
If you are in Brussels or Belgium you definately have to eat mussels served with french fries. Yummy. I could eat tonnes of it :-)
Brussels Sprouts were named after Brussels, the capital of Belgium, where they were first thought to have been cultivated.
One more thing, make sure you try some Belgain chocolate. My girlfriend thought she died and went to heaven, when she tried their truffles.