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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

Frank Ocean - Cayendo & Dear April

30.03.20 | Sounds & Flavours


𝐈𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 | It's always news when Frank Ocean does something so this is the very best thing that could come our way. Always embroiled in a mystery, the singer resurfaced last October with a new song called "DHL". Then came "In My Room". Everybody was getting lit 'cause when Ocean moves around so much, there's something coming and people were right because he was announced as headliner in Coachella 2020. Now we have two new songs "Cayendo" and "Dear April", both released as individual tracks in vinyl.

𝐌𝐞𝐚𝐥 | Try it with baked fish tacos

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James Blake - Instagram concert

26.03.20 | Sounds & Flavours


With quarantine in effect in most countries, the only thing we can be grateful is the possibilities the internet gave us to be connected.

A great number of artists are doing Instagram lives. From Erykah Badu to Foals to Nicolas Jaar, there's amazing music out there but the cream of the crop has to be the concert by James Blake.

His version of "No Surprises" by Radiohead is beyond amazing.

What a piece of art.


Run The Jewels - The Yankee and the Brave

24.03.20 | Sounds & Flavours

𝐈𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 | Finally we have proof! Run The Jewels are back! For weeks, I've been reading that the band was almost finished with the fourth album simply titled RTJ4 and now we know what's coming. El-P shared the first single from the new project called The Yankee and The Brave and it's exactly what you can expect from one of the coolest bands on Earth: spit firing verses from El-P and Killer Mike, powerful beats and overwhelming messages in times of need. 

𝐌𝐞𝐚𝐥 | Try it with pickleback baked chicken wings

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Playlist to hear while you Stay The Fuck Home!

23.03.20 | Sounds & Flavours


These have been some hard weeks, right?

With the pandemic from Covid-19, the planet has been put on hold and governments all around the world are rushing to try to minimize damages. 

But the most effective weapons are in our hands, literally. Stay home, don't go out unless you really have too, wash your hands and keep tabs on your health. If you have fever, sore throat, difficulty breathing, call your local emergency number.

I know it's tough to be confined at home, especially if you're alone. So I made a playlist you can enjoy while reading, cooking or just laying down on the floor while looking at the ceiling. 

Keep safe everyone!

Stay safe at home! Music is coming to you!

17.03.20 | Sounds & Flavours


These are troubling times.

With the pandemic for Covid-19 the world is on standby. Everything is changing rapidly but there's one thing you always gotta have in mind: your safety. By keeping yourself safe, you're also protecting others. We live in a community so we must think about others as part of our big family.

I believe we're going to have a couple of difficult months ahead and we have to keep our hopes up. I'm working at home, doing my part, trying not to get bored or crazy. Do the same and keep safe.

If there's one thing that can lift up a soul is music. So a lot of Portuguese artists joined forces and are transmitting online concerts from the 17th March to 22th March. You can catch the concerts in their respective Instagrams. 

Just click here: Festival Eu Fico Em Casa

In the midst of chaos, we can try to make everything a little bit better.

Rebel Asian

09.03.20 | Sounds & Flavours


The neon sign beneath the wooden counter and the massive Asian lanterns reminded me of a street food bar I tried when I was staying in Singapore for two days. It’s simple but effective. I got the feeling of being transported to a different cultural experience, foodwise.  

This recent joint – Asian Rebel – is the newest thing to have opened near Cais do Sodré, one of the neatest places in Lisbon to grab a bite or a drink.


The appeal of Rebel Asian comes in different ways, from the decoration to the cuisine. Very much unpretentious.

The restaurant is a trip through Asia where someone can try different food from countries like China, Thailand or Japan.

The menu isn’t extensive, but it doesn’t lack the proper foodie experience that sets up a second or a third visit. The dishes are conceived for sharing so you won’t be fed up or bored. I tried Wonton chips with chili mayo, the bao pulled pork and shrimp noodle bowls. The food was good, although it never came to amaze me. It’s tasty and properly cooked, but the noodles were kind bland to me. It lacked some textures in flavor as noodle bowls should have.




It is nothing to spoil a meal or a second visit to the restaurant. It is just an observation. Or even a matter of taste.

The coolest thing about this place is that the food and prices are just right for a normal evening out, for a restaurant that serves a new kind of food, especially Asian, one that is on the rise in Lisbon.

I will give it another go for sure.


Beef ramen noodle bowl

04.03.20 | Sounds & Flavours


I’m really digging good ramen these days. It’s become kind of a “new hipster thing” in Lisbon with a bunch of restaurants dedicated to this type of food.

I haven’t tried to make it at home but it’s on my to-do list so I found an easy recipe of ramen soup that sounds really delicious.  It’s salty and lightly spicy with great layers of flavors and textures.

If you cook it, tell me how it went.



1 beef Top Sirloin Steak Boneless, cut 1 inch thick (1 pound)

1 teaspoon pepper

2 packages (3 ounces each) beef or Oriental-flavored ramen noodles

2 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided

4 cups of water

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

2 tablespoons minced garlic

1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger

1 tablespoon miso paste (optional)



Cut beef Top Sirloin Steak lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/8 to 1/4-inch thick strips. Combine beef, pepper and 1/2 teaspoon seasoning from 1 ramen noodle package. Reserve remaining seasoning from the packet for broth; discard second seasoning packet.

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Stir-fry half of beef 1 to 2 minutes or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. Remove from skillet. Repeat with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and beef. Remove from skillet; keep warm.

Combine water, onion, garlic, ginger and reserved seasoning from a packet in the same skillet. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. Add noodles. Bring liquid to a boil; reduce heat and cook according to package directions or until noodles are al dente, about 3 minutes. Stir in beef; add miso, toppings, and garnishes, as desired.

Four Tet - Baby

02.03.20 | Sounds & Flavours


𝐈𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 | March is gonna be awesome with the release of Sixteen Oceans by Four Tet. The London producer - Kieran Hebden - has sixteen tracks ready to put us to dance. One of the first singles to come out is "Baby", a mix of lush and ambient sounds combined with typical Four Tet dance elements that are elevated by the vocals of Ellie Goulding. The video is a journey through some of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet Earth. 

𝐌𝐞𝐚𝐥 | Try it with English muffins

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