a cosmopolitan country, the majority of Brazil's main
cities offer tourists a wide variety of international
cuisines. As it happens, eating out in Brazil is also
a very affordable experience, with superb service. However,
most visitors to a country want to delve into the local
dishes at least once during their stay, and the following
are some the national Brazilian foods you"ll see in nearly
any restaurants in Brazil:
* Feijoada - the national dish of Brazil, this Brazilian
food will be served to you whether you chose to eat in
one of the many Brazil restaurants, or if you are more
adventurous and chose to eat on the street. Feijoada is
a delicious combination of rice, black beans and pork.
Having said that you can get this traditional Brazilian
food in any restaurant, the best time to eat this in any
restaurants in Brazil is on a Sunday, as this the traditional
time to eat this.
* Caipirinha - caipirinha is the national drink that
is normally drank by diners in most Brazil restaurants
prior to eating their Feijoada. Caipirinha is a potent,
delicious lime and sugar can drink - very refreshing for
* Caldo - Caldo is a soup dish that restaurants in Brazil
normally serve before the main dish - Feijoada.
Beside these national dishes and drink, restaurants in
Brazil cater for the serious meat eater, known locally
Churrascarias - an all you can eat meat restaurant! However,
Brazil is probably as famous for its coffee as it is for
Carnival and no trip to Brazil would be complete without
at least one sample of the local brew. Visitors need to
be aware though that Brazilians take their coffee very
strong, sweet and in small cups. Also, Brazilian culture
dictates that if someone offers you a cup of coffee, you
cannot refuse such an offer.
As a tropical country with dense forestation, it should
be no surprise that Brazilian food also comprises of a
vast array of wonderful, tasty, splendid fruits of types
and sizes. So, whilst in a Brazilian restaurant, try out
the cupuacu, bacuri, caju, umbu and acai.
Brazilians are fairly favorable to the idea of going
to a Brazil restaurants specializing in sweets (desserts).
Here, ordinary Brazilians take themselves off to a lanchonetes
(snack bar) or paradise (bakery) to savor some of the
finer elements of Brazilian food.
If you are traveling in or around the Manaus area, make
sure you take full advantage of eating some of the local
Brazilian food, as the Brazilian food in this region has
been heavily influenced by African cuisine.
Finally, Brazilians end to enjoy drinking chooppe when
socializing. Choppe is a locally brewed beer, which has
a heavy Germanic influence in its taste. Beside this,
Brazilians out enjoying themselves like to drink Caipirinha.
So, no mater where you dine out in Brazil, and regardless
of whether or not you want to eat Brazilian food, restaurants
in Brazil are both inexpensive and the center of some
great socializing - so enjoy a night out in one of the
many Brazil restaurants!