Posts Tagged 'Brazilian Food'

A Brazilian Xmas Dessert

The traditional Christmas feast in North America culminates in a big slice of pie and in England everyone wants to finish their meal with steaming hot Christmas pudding. But when it comes to dessert, Brazil steers its own course. No pie, no pudding. In fact, nothing that many would consider dessert at all.

My everyday padaria treat

One of the things I missed the most while living abroad was my daily trips to the local padaria (bakery). The smell of freshly baked goods and coffee, the banter with the staff, the sense of community. You don’t need

A Brazilian foodie living in London

I was born in São Paulo, brought up in a Swiss-German and Spanish-Italian mixed family. I moved to London 20 years ago and it took me a while to understand the cultural richness of my new home.

Sabor Brasileiro

One of the best bargain rodizios you will find. Sabor Brasileiro is based in North West London they have been open since 2003 and as well as rodizio offer a good buffet selection, including plenty of Brazilian fish dishes, as

Rodizio Preto

Rodizio Preto is the best restaurant of its kind in London serving good quality barbecued meats and other traditional Brazilian dishes at very reasonable prices. Friendly service and lively atmosphere. This is the closest you will get to the real

X-Burger House

Finally a Brazilian-style burger restaurant, which means a huge bun, freshly cooked meat pattie and at least 20 toppings (!) Only kidding of course, two or three toppings is normally fine with the normal cheese augmented by sweetcorn, bacon, chicken

Canela Cafe

Canela brings the culinary influences of Portugal and Brazil to Central London, offering an exciting menu different from anything else in the West End. They make a great feijoada!

Brazilian Gourmet

Brazilian Gourmet is a cafe/restaurant serving Brazilian and Portuguese specialities. We recommend the Rump Steak (Picanha no Prato).

Feijoada: National Dish of Brazil?

Brazil’s national dish is unofficial, though if you ask Brazilians what their country’s national dish is the response is almost always something called feijoada. The Portuguese word feijão means bean, so one could translate feijoada as “bean dish”, but that’s to sell it very short. Feijoada is a tableful of dishes, in fact an entire meal.

Guide to Brazilian Food and Customs

In this guide Rosana McPhee – a Brazilian living in London – talks us through the origins of Brazilian food, explaining why it is so distinctive, and also looks at the customs associated with it and how Brazilian cuisine varies