100 Brazilian Dishes – Part 2

Two weeks ago I started counting how many foods I had eaten on Onivoro’s list of 100 Brazilian Foods. It’s taken a bit of research on my part to figure out how many of them I’ve actually eaten, plus include “food-porn” photos for all my foodie friends.

Here’s foods #51-100, with some of my all-time favorites in this second half. I like to save my favorite foods on my plate for last.

For those of you just finding this post, click on the images for descriptions/recipes.

100 Brazilian Dishes to Try (continued):

https://i0.wp.com/coffeetraveler.net/wp-content/photos/1005_Pingado_1.jpg 51. Pingado de padaria (served in Brazilian diners, hot milk with a little of coffee. Traditionally eaten with a crispy bread roll and butter.)

52. Quindim (egg-yolk-based sweet)

53. Cajuzinho (cashew-nut sweet)

54. Sorvete de milho (sweet corn ice cream)

55. Sarapatel (very common in Bahia)

56. Bolinho de chuva (Literally “rain balls”?)

57. Caruru (a type of stew, also common in Bahia)
58. Frango com quiabo (chicken with okra)

59. Leitão à pururuca (pork dish, suckling pig to be specific)
60. Canjica doce (sweet corn pudding with milk and peanuts.  Delicious.  Often served in the June festivals — festas juninhos — or to new mothers)

61. Pinhão (made with a type of pine nut, usually baked, common in the South)

62. Vinho quente (hot wine; actually I’m surprised this made the list. No one in our town had ever tried mulled wine before when I made my American recipe)

63. Cachaça artesanal de qualidade (artisan quality cachaça, or sugar-cane rum. They say that like tequila the really good stuff is completely different from the cheap version.  You can’t be in Brazil long without trying cachaça , but I can’t say that anything anyone has served me was of high quality so I’ll keep this one on the to-do list.)
64. Pão de queijo (Cheese bun. mmmm, sold almost anywhere.  Sits like a brick in your belly and leaves your tastebuds crying for more.)

65. Caldeirada de tucunaré (?)

66. Moqueca (very common in Bahia, a fish stew with lobster and shrimp, coconut milk and other goodies)
https://i1.wp.com/www.maria-brazil.org/newimages/mandioca_frita.jpg 67. Mandioca frita (fried yucca/cassava; one of my favorites)
https://i2.wp.com/4.bp.blogspot.com/-0qsai6N1ZDc/T0kFSdKuTtI/AAAAAAAAAHo/ZXZhizL00Xk/s320/broa+de+fuba+cremosa.jpg 68. Broa de fubá (a sort of pastry made from corn flour)
https://i2.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Jack_Fruit_Opened.jpg/220px-Jack_Fruit_Opened.jpg 69. Jaca (Jackfruit–the world’s largest fruit. Stinky and sticky, and it’s worth it.)
https://i1.wp.com/www.almanaqueculinario.com.br/imgs/massas/sonho-de-padaria-2651.jpg 70. Sonho de padaria A cream puff, basically. The one I had didn’t live up to its name (“Bakery Dream”), but I’m willng to try as many as needed to make me change my mind.
https://i2.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3c/Cupuassu.jpg/220px-Cupuassu.jpg 71. Anything made with cupuaçu (a fruit) (Like açai, it’s another one of those Brazilian superfruits. I tried a açai/cupuaçu slushee. Cupaçu is lighter, some liken it to a pear type flavor.)
https://i2.wp.com/3.bp.blogspot.com/-ESBc3EtwWMs/UF2vt07Rh_I/AAAAAAAABHM/LOrBySugV7s/s400/0%5B4%5D.jpg 72. Requeijão cremoso (the Brazilian version of cream cheese, the taste is the same but the consistency is more like sour cream)

73. A whole cumari pepper (hot)

74. Churrasco grego (literally Greek BBQ)
https://i1.wp.com/1.bp.blogspot.com/_cy9ZXh-k9H8/SSovrtmCbyI/AAAAAAAAFug/9b_HytEdpXo/s320/queijo_minas_frescal1.jpg 75. Queijo de Minas fresco (fresh cheese from our state of Minas Gerais, exported as a delicacy to other parts of Brazil)
https://i2.wp.com/ccook3.vila.to/receita/misto-quente-f8-4538.jpg 76. Misto quente (a grilled ham and cheese sandwich that somehow tastes better in Brazil)

77. Caldo de piranha (“piranha broth”???)
https://i1.wp.com/www.portal2014.org.br/midia/noticias/thumb_copa_e_cozinha__minas_recebe_o_classico_doce_de_leite_x_dulce_de_leche_1572009-15468-1.jpg 78. Doce de leite mineiro (also known in Spanish as dulce de leche–sweetened milk spread–from Minas Gerais. It’s a little lighter in color and less caramel-like in Brazil than in other Latin countries, but essentially the same recipe. Love this stuff. Here in Minas Gerais they sell it with lumps of other fruit jellies (guava! passionfruit!) in the middle. Oh my. My favorite thing to do is spread it on a slice of the queijo de minas. Or, ahem, just eat it straight from the jar. Shh.)
https://i1.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/15/Brigadeiro2.jpg 79. Brigadeiro (the classic Brazilian sweet, chocolate with chocolate sprinkles)
https://i2.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/31/Malpighia_glabra_blossom_and_fruit.jpg/220px-Malpighia_glabra_blossom_and_fruit.jpg 80. Acerola (a small berry-like fruit, similar to a cherry with a center like a rose hip, with lots of vitamin C. Makes delicious juice.)
https://i1.wp.com/4.bp.blogspot.com/_BZtHg1bZpco/TPvYhElG1PI/AAAAAAAAAgc/9tScAuzKslE/s320/bob%25C3%25B3+de+camar%25C3%25A3o.jpg 81. Bobó de camarão (a shrimp stew, or similar)
https://i1.wp.com/brcdn.ar-cdn.com/Recipes/XLarge/8e916701-94a2-4386-b950-43da84a18c7c.jpg 82. Pudim de leite condensado (condensed milk pudding, like a flan but more consistent and sweeter. love love love)
https://i1.wp.com/tdg2.imguol.com/images/recipes/000/000/364/45542/45542_highlight.jpg 83. Manjar de coco (a very sweet coconut pudding; I’m pretty sure I’ve had this one. It tasted like it had tapioca in it, but I learned in reading the recipes that it’s just coconut with some corn starch as a thickener. In any case, I went back for seconds.)
https://i2.wp.com/www.guaranaantarctica.com.br/Util/img/ico/icoGuaranaRedesFooter.gif 84. Refrigerante de guaraná (Guaraná soft drink. The flavor comes from an energetic fruit native to Brazil. Can anyone get out of Brazil without drinking this? It’s the only option in lots of places.)
https://i2.wp.com/recipes.portugueseblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/images.jpg 85. Coxinha (street/fast food, with chicken filling rolled in potato/yucca and bread crumbs and fried)
“Anatomy of a Coxinha: Chrunchus, Mashus, Chickenus Cutis, Cheese Awesomnus”

86. Caldo de mocotó (mocotó is the marrow from the hoof of a cow, calf, ox, used to make a broth)
https://i1.wp.com/tdg1.imguol.com/images/recipes/000/078/065/19607/19607_highlight.jpg 87. Romeu e Julieta (“Romeo and Juliet;” a slice of goiabada, guava jelly, and cheese served as a dessert.)

88. Chimarrão (like the Argentinian mate)

89. Virado à Paulista (?)

90. Jabuticaba no pé
Two for the harvest, two for me…
(Jabuticaba fruit picked straight from the tree. This fruit grows on the branches and trunk of the tree. We make liquor from it.)
http://goiabadademarmelo.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/bala_coco.jpg?w=300&h=220 91. Bala de coco de festa de aniversário (birthday coconut sweets, very typical, usually served alongside the brigadeiro. We also have a guy in town who’s putting his kids through school selling these on Saturdays. We eat our fair share of these delicious treats–anything for a cause, of course.)

92. Bolinho de bacalhau (cod croquette)

93. Beirute (a meat sandwich)

94. Caldinho de feijão (black bean soup)

95. Melão produzido em Mossoró-RN (melon from Mossoró, Rio Grande do Norte, in the North)
https://i2.wp.com/www.saojuliaopi.com.br/capa/MILHO.jpg 96. Milho assado (corn roasted on the cob; a regular snack from street vendors or on the beach)

97. Batata doce assada (baked sweet potato, which is the only type of baked potato that they do. Folks were amazed by my American-style baked russets.)
https://i1.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/0c/Caipirinha2.jpg/220px-Caipirinha2.jpg 98. Caipirinha (alcoholic beverage made with cachaça, lime and sugar; the national drink of Brazil.)

99. Geléia de mocotó (Bone marrow jelly. It’s sold in our local market and is considered a delicacy, and I think it’s going to take me some time to work up the courage to try this one.)
https://i0.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/54/Twin_Cashews_From_Kollam_Kerala.jpg/220px-Twin_Cashews_From_Kollam_Kerala.jpg 100. Caju, the fruit, not the nut. (Cashew. Did you know that Americans eat only the stem of this fruit? The fruit is bitter, the juice is out of this world)

So what’s the final count? 44 out of 100. Almost half. Not too shabby for my first year. 66 to go!


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