10 Brazilian dishes that will make your tastebuds excited
As we are huge foodies, we decided to write about the best Brazilian dishes to try while you're in the country. We comprised a shortlist of must-try foods including snacks, mains and desserts that you can follow no matter the length of your stay.
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Pão de Queijo
This appetizer consists of small dumplings with cheese. However, they are gluten-free as they are made with tapioca flour, eggs, and Brazilian cheese.
Another popular appetizer in Brazil is the Salgado. This is a deep-fried pastry that can contain different fillings, such as chicken, meat, cheese, or vegetables.
Another great snack to try out in Brazil is the empada, a little pie that also has different fillings.
Farofa is a yucca flour crumble that usually accompanies the main dishes. It is usually very salty in order to enrich the taste of meat but it may contain other spices, onion, garlic, sausages, raisins, and smoked meat too. You can try to make your own farofa following this recipe.
This is one of the most traditional Brazilian dishes, and it is basically a black beans stew. However, the stew also includes pieces of meat, usually pork. The most traditional feijoadas include pig organs as well. The dish is usually served with rice, crispy pork lard and fried kale, and farofa.
Our favorite Brazilian dish is picanha, or barbecue steak. This specific steak is the top sirloin cap of the beef and it is grilled only with salt. The key point here is that the fat melts and gives a great taste to the entire steak. It comes with farofa, rice, fries, and salad.
Moqueca is another traditional Brazilian stew. However, it is nothing like the Feijoada as here the main ingredients are seafood and fish. The stew combines the exotic seafood flavors with coconut milk, tomatoes, onions, red palm oil, and coriander. Brazilians have it with farofa and rice.
A very popular breakfast dish or snack is the tapioca crepe. You can find it at every corner and may choose the salty or sweet version. You can try to make your own by following this recipe.
This is one of the tastiest superfoods out there. We served it with granola and fresh fruits for breakfast, but you can find it all day on every corner.
A very tasty traditional dessert consisting of chocolate milk, cocoa, and butter balls, topped with chocolate sprinkles.
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