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Meatballs

Lancashire
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Meatballs

Hi we tried the most amazing meatballs at a Belgian beer bar in Spain and are looking for somewhere in Bruges that has fantastic meatballs, I have tried one minnewater but they are closed for holidays, does anyone have any recommendations?

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1. Re: Meatballs

Meatballs are more associated with Liège, in Wallonia; not Flanders! It's a bit like looking for Lancashire hotpot in Somerset...!

There is a national chain that does only meatballs, http://ballsnglory.be/?lang=en - but its branch in Brugge, which was at Langestraat 93, has closed down.

Nevertheless, these restaurants in Brugge apparently have meatballs on the menu:

- https://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDir…

- https://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDir…

- https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-…

Barcelona, Spain
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2. Re: Meatballs

Albóndigas (meat balls in Spanish) are very much a Spanish dish - more so than a Belgian one I'd say. So that specific bar might have been serving them because you were in Spain, not because it was a Belgian bar. Do you remember how they were prepared?

Edited: 29 January 2017, 06:46
Champlon, Belgium
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3. Re: Meatballs

Do you mean "boulettes"? Boulettes sauce tomate are almost a national Belgian dish, but other sauces - Orval and Liègeoise are perhaps the most common after tomate - are sometimes offered too.

In Brugge they would be called Ballekes in tomatensaus (or Orval saus or Luikse saus).

Lancashire
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4. Re: Meatballs

Walked to the second one on that list and it looked perfect they had 2 set menus both having exactly what we wanted, meatballs and Flemish stew but it's closed Sundays, absolutely gutted it looked perfect 😩

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