Brazilian cuisine is as diverse as its people, a mixture of traditions and ingredients guaranteed to make your mouth water . .. To help you become more familiar with Brazil's culinary identity, we have selected 5 essential dishes for you to try during your next trip to Brazil !!
Feijoada Feijoada is regarded as Brazil's national dish and was invented by slaves, who had to make use of ingredients frowned upon by the rest of the population. This typical Brazilian dish consists of a mixture of black beans, smoked meats, pork and other ingredients, and is usually served with rice, sautéed cabbage, orange and farofa, which is toasted cassava meal. If there's one dish you really can't miss during your trip to Brazil, it's this one . ..
Moqueca Typical of the Espírito Santo region, moqueca is a fish or seafood stew with coconut milk, palm oil and seasoning. This dish is typically prepared and served in a clay pot and is bound to make you come back for more !!
Pão de queijo Soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, pão de queijo [cheese bread] is recognised as one of the greatest symbols of Minas Gerais cuisine. .. made only with manioc flour, eggs and cheese, this appetiser appeared on farms in Minas Gerais and soon conquered the palate of the Brazilian population (and ours too . ..).
Acarajé Typically Afro-Brazilian, acarajé is a black-eyed bean fritter, fried in palm oil and filled with shrimp, vatapá (shrimp and peanuts), caruru (shrimp, okra and cashew) and pepper sauce. But be careful. .. the word acarajé derives from “akara” (fireball) and “jê” (eat) – if you don’t like hot and spicy food, this might not be the ideal dish for you.
Brigadeiro To round off the meal, there's nothing better than a good brigadeiro !! This cake is originally from Brazil, and is the country’s most popular dessert. It is made from a mixture of condensed milk, butter, cocoa powder and granulated chocolate . .. Interesting fact: this cake was created to be served at fundraising events for the presidential campaign of Brigadier Eduardo Gomes, hence its name !!