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Brazilian Food – 5 Foods You MUST EAT in Brazil

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Comida Brasileira, Brazilian Food! Brazil is full of delicious meats, fruits, and specialties. Here we go through six overall tasty treats you should have when you come to Brazil. The best of Brazilian food, so you know what to eat when you visit Brazil.
1. The Lanches: the snacks like Pao de Quiejo (cheese bread), Coixinha do Frango (fried chicken dough ball), and such that go great with a Chop (draft beer) or a Caipirinha (the local Brazilian mixed drink), and if you don’t like alcohol the drink of brazil is Guarana.
2. The Meats: Brazil is full of great meat and the most famous meats you will have at a Rodizio or Chrassasco. Here they walk around with many different types of meats from chicken hearts to ribs, but the most important is Picanha, a specific kind of Brazilian cut of meat.
3. The Fruits: Brazil is full of amazing fruit and many you might not have heard of. Visit a market and try fruit you never saw before and have juices made fresh just for you.
4. The Sweets: those fruits go well into many of the bolos (cakes) that are in Brazil, but if you want some chocolate have Brigadeiro, a chocolate made with sweetened condense milk. There are also traditional favorites like doce de leite (cream caramel) or doce de abobara (sweetness of pumpkin).
5. The Local Dishes: each region in Brazil has its own specialities so make sure you are trying what is popular where you are. The south is famous for its beef. The northeast is great for seafood. Bahia has acaraje a bean paste taco kind of dish with shrimp inside. Sao Paulo has its own mortadella/bologna sandwich, or chicken cooked in its own blood in Minas Gerais.
6. Beans and Rice: beans and rice will appear on the menu again and again and even if you didn’t order them expect beans and rice. They are a staple of the Brazilian food culture. Some typical dishes that highlight these are Caldo de Feijao which is a bean soup/stew dish you have as a starter. Feijoada which is the Brazilian bean stew you will have served with rice, kovi, fried banana and with a ice cold chop (beer).
Filmed in the Mercado Municipal in Sao Paulo, Brazil
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48 Comments
  1. Atlas genesis says

    Coxinha: wheat flour. There is no potato in the pasta.

    Pastel: the pasta is also made with wheat flour and always a little of some alcoholic beverage to form these bubbles when frying.
    Usually a glass of alcohol, but also can be cachaça
    This is the secret of the bubbles that form in the batter when frying

    Sorry my english is asleep, I need to exercise

  2. instantsurgery says

    Lmao the mom at 0:12

  3. rob379 says

    Wolter, the Mrs. looks different for some reason.

  4. Gabriel Carvalho says

    Loved the video, but some of the names in the description are misspelled!
    1-Pão de Queijo, Coxinha, Chopp
    2-Churrasco
    4-Abóbora

  5. Rebecca H says

    I vote for more Brazilian mum air time!

  6. Nancy Labauve says

    We are in Campos dos Goytacazes and just got home from lunch so this was a perfect video! Here we don’t have as many rodozios we have more chisquiean (spelling). Tried contra file but normally have either picanha or bahnanania (probably spelled wrong but it’s prime rib in the US). Definitely had both a caipirinha and a guarana. I have loved EVERYTHING I have eaten since we started living here in February!

  7. Tosh T says

    Love that you filmed at the market. Very cool. The only Brazilian I've had is rodizio style churrascaria and although delicious I'm actually weary of them. I've been to Fogo de Chao, Rodizio Grill and Texas de Brazil easily 50+ times because everyone always wants to go. What I really want to try is acaraje. This was an awesome food episode! 👍

  8. Aline Davanso says

    I’m from Brazil and your video about brazilian food is good! Congratulations!!
    I love your videos!

  9. Lucas Germano says

    Haha I loved her face when you said "Acarajé"

  10. chris Taanio says

    I am a expert in Brazillian food,

    you need to try the Taco's they are great a real Brazillion treat. btw I live in Euroland

  11. papatangovictor says

    Sao Paulo has the best pizza in the world! There are 12,000
    pizzerias and more than 1 million pizzas are consumed per day.

  12. Kris Scammer Kantu says

    Mark, you are the only travel channel I watch on YT simply because you come across as genuine and your optimistic outlook of life makes your videos enjoyable and entertaining. Thank you!

  13. Fambraga says

    Sugar kane juice is very usual as well

  14. Richard Huebner says

    Too much noise to enjoy your dialogue

  15. Nosferotika (lubbyh) says

    I’’m Brazilian and i’m so proud seeing this. Brazil surely has some of the best food in the world! Fresh fruits, brigadeiro, arroz, feijão, fresh juices… thank you for this vídeo ❤️

  16. no1reallycaresabout2 says

    Guaraná is great

  17. colin Paterson says

    Feijoada is my favourite! I've had it done Brasilian and Portuguese recipes but Brasilian with black beans is the best.

  18. ThePabloSylar says

    4:47 OLHA O TAMANHO
    AHHAHAHHAHAAHAH
    LOVE IT <3 <3 <3

  19. Takeshi Nakagawa says

    For this upload I'd like to quote Clint from LGR and his subchannel LGR Food:

    "If you aren't hungry, well I am."

    Mark, great content, like your channel, you show us to be travellers instead of tourists. Please keep it on.

  20. winter10x06 says

    Holy crap! I am from Philippines and I went to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro! Holy crap! The food was amazing! I loved most of it! That mortadella sandwich is huge! Must share! Their desserts are really sweet! They use condensed milk in almost everything! Pao de queijo: heaven! It may have taken me 34 hrs to get to Brazil from Philippines, but I would go back in a heartbeat!

  21. Lace Paws says

    I understand the culture is meat filled,
    Can you do ideas/reviews on vegan food though for those of us who like to participate in all these different places but are on a cruelty free diet please. Thanks! ( Are the rice and beans vegsn?)

  22. h lynn keith says

    Feijoada completa com couve e farofa. Otima!

  23. 道神恵 says

    I can only have foods with no cheese or dairy

  24. Igor Marques says

    You nailed it
    picanha is definitely the best meat,
    pastels are really awesome

  25. Frafiju says

    In Brazil I would eat some Lucio’os

  26. Doc Holliday says

    I'll never return to Brazil, been there 3 times, each time for 3 months at a time with the cdc and who. I was in Rio and San. The people were horrible, the crime was, someone tried to mug me in the bathroom of the airport for god sakes! There were 4 of them, I handled it but the leader will always walk with a limp. I love wolters world and their guides but not this one.

  27. Dj Chilio says

    God I need to move out of America and get some real food.

  28. Alex Rodrigues de Souza says

    That's awesome ! I'm brazillian, i live here in sao paulo and seriously you guys aim in the right spots !

  29. Rafael Coelho says

    Nice!

  30. kaylabakks says

    Mmmm Guaraná drools

  31. Eye Sis says

    Fiquei com saudades de pastel de palmito, suco de açai e pizza de brigadeiro!

  32. Guilherme Politta says

    Are you going to Curitiba too? You definitely should!

  33. Vinicius Costa says

    Who is this brazilian lady?

  34. Stephan Spielmann says

    I just returned from my yearly Brazil-visit (always the region "Sertão"). For me "Carne de Sol" is the best choice of meat on Pizza, Pastel, etc.. It's salted sun-dried beaf. Very popular in the north-east region.

  35. Daniel Barros says

    I love your videos !!!

  36. gnilttbs says

    Just a minor correction: the amount of caffeine in the guaraná soft drinks is actually negligible. The guaraná berries themselves do contain a lot of caffeine, but the amount of guaraná extract used to make the soft drink is very little.

  37. Thomas Justice says

    Can you make a video review on Vancouver Island, BC?? 🙂

  38. flaggerify says

    Açaí!

  39. Maura Specials says

    Comida brasileira rocks!!!

  40. Effie Colida says

    The video was great I am so hungry now

  41. Carla Stephany says

    hey nice! BEM VINDO <3

  42. Lorenzo S.A. says

    Nice to see that you are here! I'm not from São Paulo, but I love that place. Welcome! Cheers!

  43. Juliana Romano says

    Seja bem vindo!!! Great tips, always spot on! I am a big fan of your videos snd its so good to see you in Sao Paulo, love my city!

  44. Gunter V says

    Brigadeiro

  45. Marcus Araujo says

    Hello Mark, I'm a fan of your channel! Always with a very good and accurate info with your easy-to-listen English!

    Next time you're in Brazil, if you haven't tried yet, try some Açaí bowls, pudim and paçoca (both the northeastern dish which is astonishingly delicious and the sweet with the same name)… also perhaps you've had Farofa with your Feijoada? And one food that I miss in the US is the requeijão, a cream-cheese-like product… when you put it in a pão de queijo, it doubles its awesomeness!

    And a tip for whoever goes to a churrascaria to get your rodízio (all-you-can-eat meat in skewers): the 'tradition' is to have as dessert the Papaya Cream with Crème-de-Cassis. It works as a great 'digestif'. Greetings!

  46. Chris corbett says

    What next wolter

  47. Laura MW says

    Oh man, you made me homesick with this video!! The Brazilian food is for sure, by far, the best! And living in Europe (specially where I am now with such a boring cousin) I surely miss our good Brazilian food with all the snacks and sweets every single day. 😍😍
    Congratulations, btw. Great video, great suggestions! 👏👏👏👏👏👏

  48. G4mer RIK says

    Welcome To Brazil

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