El Quim de la Boqueria
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Don't skip breakfast in Barcelona
La Boqueria is known for its incredible selection of fresh fruit, amazing ham, and uber fresh seafood. Wandering around the market is a foodie's dream but make time for a meal at one of the many fantastic restaurant counters. My favorite meal of my week-long trip to Barcelona was this plate of inky squid over eggs at El Quim. The thimble sized baby squids are served on top of two perfectly fried eggs. Through gestures, your server will tell you to slash through the eggs to release the yolk, enriching the purple sauce of squid ink. The dish is liberally sprinkled with crisp, flaky sea salt adding seasoning and a subtle crunch. Super tender and just a bit sweet, the squid tasted of the sea, not overly salty in the least. At El Quim I also had my first taste of Spanish coffee. I ordered un cortado, an espresso cut with a little milk. Just like my food, it was excellent. I hear cava is popular too, even in the morning, so feel free to order a little bubbly with your breakfast. http://eatrepeat.blogspot.com/2012/05/best-thing-i-ate-in-barcelona-el-quim.html
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