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Sounds & Flavours

Hi! I’m a Lisbon based guy with a craving for great songs and amazing food! Here, I’ll show you songs you should know, review restaurants and bars and explore a lot of cool recipes you can try at home! Click to subscribe

Where shall we dance this NYE?

28.12.19 | Sounds & Flavours


The end of the decade is upon us so let's gear up and get ready to dance our asses off.

Here are some suggestions for a cool night out!


With two rooms open, Ministerium Club is gonna be filled with great house and techno music until 10AM. Be sure to dance with VIL & Temudo, Zé Salvador, Berllioz among other names. Check the full info here:

The small club in Príncipe Real is going to be huge with Johan and Gear at the helm, behind the musical selection. Infos:


Right in the heart of Lisbon, Capitólio is going to vibrate with DJ Vibe and Xinobi, two of the most important names in electronic music today. Also, count with Funkamente and Indiefrente to get things going. Infos:


Harnessing the Angolan warmth, Clube Ferroviário is the perfect stage for a special concert from Bonga, with a little help from Celeste Mariposa and Dj Dylan. Infos:


The dancefloor is gonna be filled with R&B and hip-hop music. Show off your skill as Beyoncé or Childish Gambino. Infos:

Get ready for a powerful night with some of the best techno and drum & bass the city of Porto has to offer. Infos:


In the center of Porto, the mythical Plano B is going to have three rooms filled with music and smiley faces. Infos:

If you want to enter 2020 surrounded by new African electronic roots music, then Maus Hábitos is the place to be. Infos:


Sunday Service Choir - Lift Up Your Voices

27.12.19 | Sounds & Flavours


𝐈𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 | Kanye West is a different person these days. At least, so it seems. His new public faith is commanding the music that comes out of his ideas and inspirations. After releasing "Jesus is King", the rapper and producer just released "Jesus is born", along with the Sunday Service Choir. Using gospel as a starting point, the album is a dedication to worship music and especially, to the faith that guides the musician's life. It's a new musical path for Kanye and it seems to harness a strength that was missing in his latest albums. You can check the album here:

𝐌𝐞𝐚𝐥 | Try it with chicken katsu curry

𝐑𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐞 |

Catching Flies - Yŭ

26.12.19 | Sounds & Flavours

𝐈𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 | The song title means "Rain" in Chinese, which probably explains why it's the dominant lyric of the song. Embroiled in the hypnotic vocal samples that softly open the song, to the melody lead and hypnotic percussion, this gem from Catching Flies is the jewel from the album "Silver Linings". The mixture of jazz, hip-hop and electronic creates a truly original and refreshing sound, for those who enjoy the sounds of Tom Misch or Bonobo.

𝐌𝐞𝐚𝐥 | Try it with a homemade chicken parmigiana

𝐑𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐞 |

10 Christmas gifts for a home cook / music lover

19.12.19 | Sounds & Flavours


So, Christmas is upon us.

Its the time of year that everyone scrambles to find the perfect gift. So, let's get in the holiday shopping spirit with some cool finds. No one wants to rely on last-minute gifts, right?

A good wine


Everyone enjoys a perfect wine with amazing food. There are options for every kind of consumer in almost every supermarket. If you want to go all out, there are some really good wine farms.

A vinyl record player


These days, vinyl records are back and with a vengeance. There are a lot of options in the market that will put a smile on anyone's face.

A good olive oil


For everyone who cooks at home, it's essential to have a very nice olive oil. The food tastes better and it really improves the overall quality of cooking.

Some really cool headphones


For someone who listens to music almost every day, a good pair of headphones is a must-have. It can be expensive, I know, but it changes the way you enjoy your music playlists.

A bacon toaster


Mmmm. Bacon. Salty, fatty, hot pig flesh capable of curing a hangover with one mouthful. Fantastic stuff.

A concert ticket

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There's nothing better than live music so why not offer a ticket to a concert for 2020? There are so many choices, from artists like Bon Iver (15|04|20) to music festivals like Vodafone Paredes de Coura (from 19 August to 22 August)

A set of kitchen knives


Now, here's a gift that will surely put a smile on any home cook. A good set of kitchen knives can be THE present that will change the life of someone who likes to cook.

A vinyl record


Like I said before, vinyl is back these days. There's a ton of options for those who want to start a record collection or just improve it.

A rapid egg cooker


Let's not waste precious time standing over the stove waiting for your eggs to finish cooking. Just be simple and effective yes?

A music painting


Art is something I'm very passionate about and I think it's really cool to convey your musical expressions all over your house. Pick an artist your friend loves and see him smile.

The National @ Campo Pequeno - 12 | 12 | 19

18.12.19 | Sounds & Flavours


I've seen The National about ten times since 2007.

The first time I saw them was at Aula Magna, when they came to present Boxer, the album that released them to stardom. At least in Portugal. Since then I have seen them live at numerous festivals and in their own name and never disappoint. They are from my favorite bands. They have arenas-filled rock sound, complex yet realistic lyrics, extremely competent musicians, and Matt Berninger is today's coolest vocalist.

Once again, it was an amazing concert.






03.12.19 | Sounds & Flavours


Panda Cantina - Rua da Prata, 252, 1100-052 Lisboa

The cold weather in Lisbon invites hot dishes that fill the belly with satisfaction and flavors and for that, there are few things better than traditional Chinese ramen.

The perfect place is called Panda Cantina and is in downtown Lisbon, more specifically in Rua da Prata, arriving at Praça do Municipio.


On a cold Sunday night, I went to experience this space that I have been talking about very well. I was soon told not to risk it spicy because it is really strong and to arrive early because the restaurant makes no reservations and is not very big. It takes about thirty people.

The restaurant may go unnoticed for many people as the restaurant is “hidden” behind frosted glass in a house that was once an ice cream store. Upon entering, I had the feeling of being transported to a typical Chinese restaurant with a kitchen-facing counter where the ramen is made, while a large common table occupies the center of the room.

In the background, a huge neon sign gives light to the room and provides the mood we need to eat.


The menu is quite simple: Chinese pork, beef or tofu ramen. There's nothing else. I chose the beef, which is already slightly spicy, so I decided not to risk more levels of spicy. They go from 1 to 5. The latter is really for champions and stomach-burning lovers, they say.


In a short time, I got a bowl of broth prepared for three hours, noodles that take 30 minutes to make thanks to the chef's talent and a fantastic beef, sweet and tender. It took me the first bite to realize that I was facing the best ramen in Lisbon.

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Flavors are a trip to Chinese culture, with the broth being the basis of this trip where you can taste different ingredients such as soybean sprouts, seaweed, and coriander. It's food of comfort, warmth, pure satisfaction of those who leave home on a Sunday and expect to eat something as good as this.

Panda Cantina is one of those restaurants that convinces us as soon as we take the first bite. It's cheap, good, well located and although you don't make reservations, you can get there and get some space to eat ramen.