Every place you visit has a lot to offer — its culture, its climate, its people, and of course, its cuisine. Brazil is no different, and considering the sheer size of the country, you can expect to eat your way around, sampling delicious dishes from every state, hoping your clothes will agree with your waistline!
Without further ado, here is food you’ll likely to find on Brazilian soil:
A classic — black bean stew with pork trimmings served in a clay pot. It is customarily served with kale, white rice, farofa (fried cassava flour with bacon) and some sliced oranges. The majority of Brazilian restaurants will serve it on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Pork sausages, chicken hearts, chicken wings and pretty much all types of beef cuts — churrasco is basically a massive barbecue, but eaten in style. You go inside, sit down and the waiters keep coming with the pieces of meat, cutting it in front of you on your plate, the way you like it (Mal passado = medium rare!). You’ll find it all over the country.
Moqueca de Peixe
A tasty fish or seafood stew seasoned with tomatoes, onions and coriander. The most famous ones are the Moqueca Baiana, served with palm oil (dendê) and coconut milk or the Moqueca Capixaba, which is served with urucum (annatto seeds) to give it a red color. Usually served with farofa and pirão (cassava flour sauce).