Foods of Brasil!

Natalie Kirunda - Brazil


March 6, 2020

Nearly seven months in Brasil and here are my favorites 🙂 I’ve the chance to discover new foods through restaurant dates with friends, and pleasant family lunches & dinners 🙂 both my parents are awesome cook (s/o to them)


  1. COXINHA

~In the form of a teardrop, and filled with shredded chicken or meat- all fried dough bread

  1. BRASILIAN CHURRASCO (BBQ)

~Lots of grilled meat, sausage, grilled cheese on a stick 

  1. BRIGADEIROS

~Super sweet small chocolate balls

  1. PÃO DE QUEIJO

~Cheese Bread

  1. FAROFA

~Corn flour mixture eaten with lunch and/or dinner

  1. ACARAJÉ

~Known in the state of Bahia, this dish is west african influences and it includes a deep-fried dough, shrimp, tomatoes 

  1. EMPADÃO

~Creamy and delicious pie filled with corn, shredded chicken and more

  1. TAPIOCA

~Brasilian pancake. 

Serves as a good snack at any time of the day, and they come sweet or savory. 

  1. PUDIM DE LEITE 

~Brasilain Flan. Savory dessert 🙂

  1. ARROZ COM FEIJÃO

~Rice with Beans is usually eaten with most meals in my house (no wonder I don’t fit in my jeans anymore)

  1. PASTEL

~Fried dough filled with meat, or chicken sometimes corn and cheese

  1. CALDO DE CANA

~Sugar Cane Juice; absolutely love this 

  1. AÇAÍ

~One of the best things I have ever had! Acai is always a feel good snack whenever and wherever. I did not like acai first couple times I tried it, but it has grown on me and it’s one of my favorite go to snacks at least once a week (rip bank account)

  1. GUARANA

~There’s always one person at the table who has this beloved drink. First week at our hotel (for welcome week in Brasil) and once I tried guarana, I thought it tasted like medicine. And from then on, I never really drank it, but the soda also grew on me with time 🙂 Now I love it!

  1. PAÇOCA (PEANUT CANDY)

~First candy I had in Brasil (thanks Vitor- my amazing Team Leader) Pacoca is all peanut butter heavy but in a good way. The trick is to open the package without breaking the candy, because it’s so fragile.

  1. BOLO DE CHOCOLATE

~I can't even express my love and obsession for chocolate cake! It was the first “brasilian food” I experienced coming into my host family, and from them my host mom realized my crazy love for this cake! 

  1.  SAGU COM CREME

~Love this little desert. Super sweet and the creme adds a creamy texture (soo good!) 

  1.  SEM NAÇÃO SMOOTHIE

~Absolutely the best smoothie I have ever had!! Strawberries, vanilla ice cream, banana, mixed to make the best snack ever. No lie I would buy this drink at least once a week (before language class) or on my way home from work (sometimes I would have it twice a week) that’s how good it is!!

  1. BIS CANDY

Second candy I had in Brasil (s/o to Vitor again)

  1. SUCO DE MORANGO 

~Strawberry Juice. My absolute favorite juice 🙂 Don’t really have strawberry juice in the states 🙁 so living it up with my strawberry juice boxes in Brasil.

PS:

To anyone who visits Floripa, try everything that you are not allergic to 🙂 

Natalie Kirunda