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Posted on Jul 14, 2012

The Brazilian Food Kobi Likes

The Brazilian Food Kobi Likes

 

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So I spent two long months away from my family to sell the family car. In my journey, I crossed the southern countries of South America. I had crossed through Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, and then, I entered Brazil. There is no doubt that the Argentinean cooking is awesome, especially if you go to any Parilla (pronounced Parisha which refers to an open fire grillAsado).  I personally really loved eating there. I ate there almost every night in my 2 weeks stay in Argentina. and guess what? I even managed to collect 2-3 kg to my awesome body. In addition to the delicious meat,  I deserted with real fruit ice cream every, every, every night.   But then came Brazil.  Though I did not spent long time in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, one thing I can brag about is the food.

I wanted to share with you a bit about the foods I fell in love with while traveling solo. On the one hand, I just loved the food and their amazing taste; on the other hand, I used the food as comfort to help me deal with the challenges of not being with my family. So, the food…..

No matter what kind of restaurant you’re attracted to, there is definitely something for you in Rio de Janeiro. This exciting Brazilian city is home to over 900 restaurants, ranging from five-star fine dining facilities to those designed to fit a more frugal budget. In addition, the restaurant choices reflect the diversity of Rio’s population. Here you can find great cuisine from Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia all in one location. If you’re looking to book travel to Rio soon, prepare yourself for an excellent dining experience anywhere in the city.

There are several different restaurant styles in Rio. The two most popular styles are the buffet, where customers pay a varied price based on the weight of their plate, and the prix fixe style, where customers pay a flat rate and are able to eat their fill (like the Argentinean parillas but only better). The most common type of the these restaurant serves churrascarias, a style of barbeque that servers bring out to their guests until they are full. This type of skewered meat includes local steaks as well as fresh grilled vegetables to satisfy any visitor’s appetite.

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While meat is a popular choice for a meal in Rio, there are also a lot of vegetarian options (Gabi loves vegetarian food and we often look for this choice). Rice and beans, like most Latin countries, are very common in Brazilian cuisine, and with a variety of other dining options available, vegetarians tend to have no problem finding a delicious meal in Rio. However, if you are a vegetarian, it is important to clarify that you do not eat chicken or fish, if applicable. Most Brazilian chefs will consider “vegetarian” to mean that you do not eat red meat.

Rio is also well-known for its exquisite seafood. The city’s proximity to the ocean makes it an excellent location for sampling the local fish, shrimp, lobster, and more. Some of the most popular seafood dishes include Vatapá, Moqueca de peixe, and Cururu de camera, all of which can be found at local seafood restaurants in Rio. And best of all, the seafood in Rio is guaranteed to always be fresh and flavorful.

There are hundreds of options to choose from, ranging from local cuisine to more exotic dining experiences. We have always been huge lovers of food, and really truly adored the Latino food. So, you’ve got to go and taste for yourself the wonderful flavor combinations that make up the rich cuisine of one of South America’s hottest destinations.

I want you to know that I enjoyed all of this amazing Brazilian cuisine so much; I am almost ready to say that they are better than my very own home-made burgers that I made for Adir’s birthday in Ecuador, and almost, almost better than Israeli  Madbukah. Just almost.

So, you must have some favorite foods from your travels. Tell me what made your mouth sizzle and pop? What food from the road have you died for again? Tell us and we’ll gain five pounds together, just thinking about it.

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  1. Hey, I just found your blog through the Triberr tribe. This post just made me hungry for so many things.. jaegerschnitzel from a mom and pop restaurant in a small village in Germany, Turkish street food from Germany, conch chowder and/or fritters in Tortola, BBQ on top of Vail mountain, lobster rolls from this awesome food truck in Fort Williams Park (Maine), steak carpaccio from Lalla’s in Monterey (Cali), Pho in Coeur D’alene (Idaho), the tasting menu at Hugo’s in Portland (Maine), anything from a bakery in Europe, I could go on but I suppose I should stop! Your post made me want to head to Brazil right now!

    Oh, and fresh made coconut ice cream from a place in Cane Garden bay on Tortola.

  2. Mmmmm looks so good! I am still “trying” to be a vegetarian on this trip but failing miserably.
    It’s funny the attitude that chicken is not meat! We encountered that here too.

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