What to eat in Manaos, Brazil - RipioTurismo DMC for Brazil
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What to eat in Manaos and Amazonas?

Local cuisine in Manaos and Amazonas area is rich and varied, and can be found in many restaurants and hotels. Of course you will find international dishes, but there are some local flavours you should taste during your visit

 

Tapioquinha

The Tapioquinha is a glutinous pancake made from manioc starch, usually buttered and filled with tucumã palm fruit and farmer’s cheese.

 

Tacacá

It`s a typical amazon local soup. It`s a typical dish of the gastronomy of the state of Pará, in the north of Brazil, although it is also very popular in other Amazonian states, where it is prepared with variations. The recipe is historical heritage and builds collective identity, but it also hides a dangerous poison that only a few women know how to deactivate. The word that gives its name to this delicacy comes from Nheengatu, a Tupi-Guarani language that was widely spoken in the Amazon before European colonization. In the tacacá, the Amerindian elements of its origins are recognized, but Portuguese and African contributions have also been identified that finished shaping its identity.

 

Pamonha, local dishes in Manaos, Brazil - RipioTurismo DMC for Brazil

Pamonha

A dish made from green corn and coconut milk boiled in corn husks. The pamoña is a pasta made with fresh corn, wrapped in leaves. It is the same as a sweet humita, and it is very popular in Brazilian cuisine. It is common to find the pamoña at the Festa Junina.
The word that gives its name to this delicacy comes from Nheengatu, a Tupi-Guarani language that was widely spoken in the Amazon before European colonization.

In the tacacá, the Amerindian elements of its origins are recognized, but Portuguese and African contributions have also been identified that finished shaping its identity.

 

Bolo de Macaxeira

it`s a tasty glutinous translucent cake made from manioc.

 

Sugar cane juice

A local juice extracted from pressed sugarcane. It is consumed as a beverage in many places. Sugarcane juice is obtained by crushing peeled sugar cane in a mill and is one of the main precursors of rum. It`s a typical juice in the area.  The region is also known for its exotic fruits like creamy white cupuaçú and iron-rich açaí.

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