Visiting Sao Paulo? Well, there are a wide variery of restaurants in the city, and in the hotels to taste international cuisine, but there are a number of dishes and flavours you should taste during your visit to this important metropoli in Brazil. Take a look to some incredible flavours!
Feijoada is the brazilian most typical dish. This rich bean and meat stew is served with rice or farofa (made from toasted cassava flour) and a regular part of most Brazilians plans.
It’s a mix of black beans and several cuts of meat with the more traditional ones containing almost every part of the pig, yet it’s more common to find ones with just rib meat, sausage, and meaty chunks. It’s served with farofa (cassava flour), shredded kale, rice, and oranges to squeeze over the top. Food doesn’t get much heartier than this.
You cannot leave São Paulo and not taste the Coxinha. This dough-based snack is filled with shredded chicken, then breaded and shaped to resemble a drumstick, before being deep fried into a crispy and golden treat.
The churrascaria is may be, the most famous type of restaurant in Brazil. They usually called Rodizio, which means "rotation". Ib`s basically meat that servers bring around to each of the tables at the restaurant. At a churrascaria , guests pay a flat fee upon entering the restaurant and receive a card that is green on one side and red on the other. If the guest turns the green side over, waiters bring huge racks of grilled meats to each table, allowing guests to pick as many meats as they would like, while the red side will stop the flow of meat from arriving. Fogo de Chao is one of Rio's most famous churrascarias.
The Pao de Queijo (Cheese Bread)
A popular breakfast item for the brazilians is the pao de queijo, a stuffed bread roll made from tapioca flour and filled with melted cheese. You can find the pao de queijo throughout Rio, but the most famous franchise is Casa de Pao de Queijo where the pao de queijo always tastes flaky and hot. It`s amazing!
Cold Fish Pie (Pastel de Bacalhau)
Made using mashed potatoes, salted codfish, eggs, parsley and onion, these deep-fried fritters make a delicious treat that even the fussiest eater will love. It goes without saying that these piping hot, savoury bites are perfect with an ice cold beer.
Caipirinha and Cachaça Drinks
Brazil’s most famous drink, Caipirinha, is a light and refreshing cocktail prepared using cachaça, lime juice and sugar. For the non-traditionalist, most bars also offer concoctions using different fruits, flavours and styles of presentation.
Cachaça is the spirit of Brazil, made from fermented sugarcane juice, and the key ingredient in a Caipirinha. Cachaça is a complex drink with different flavours and many individual ways of making it. As a result, there are more than 5,000 brands of cachaça in Brazil but the first one was Ypióca, launched between the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century.
A ubiquitous snack in Brazil, Cassava are made from tapioca, thinly sliced and then deep fried into a crisp and lighted salted chip. This delicate, crunchy chip has a slightly nutty flavour and can turn out to be very addictive.
The brigadeiro is made by combining condensed milk, cocoa, and butter, and rolled into balls and surrounded with chocolate sprinkles. The brigadeiro is Brazil's most famous dessert, enjoyed everywhere from birthday parties to family reunions, across regions and regardless of socio-economic level. These little chocolate balls are definitely a must-eat while in Rio.
Cocada is a coconut lover’s dream come true. Strips of toasted coconut are cooked down in sugar until they fuse together into a sticky sweet. Simply divine!