Trip to Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, one of the best street food cities in the world

Posted on 11/12/2015

The city of Rio de Janeiro is known for the world famous for the Rio Carnival, but do you know it is also one of the best street food cities in the world? The next time you visit Rio, you must savor its street food and find out why it is always on the list of best street food cities by numerous websites and bloggers.

Here are some tips on what  street food you must try when in Rio de Janeiro:

  • Made of shredded coconut and cassava flour, Tapioca also known as Brazilian Crepes. It usually served during breakfast with cheese, condensed milk of butter. It can be also served as an afternoon snack with a variety of fillings.
  • Pao de Queijo or Cheese Bread is made from cassava starch and cheese. It is either be sold per piece or by weight. Great munchies while walking through the streets of Rio.
  • One of the most popular treats in Brazil, the Brigadeiro or chocolate bonbons is made of chocolate powder and condensed milk rolled on chocolate granules or grated coconut.
  • Pastry pockets filled with meat, the heart of the palm, or cheese, Pastels are best eaten while it’s hot.
  • Pipoca or Popcorn can be found in the street corners of Rio de Janiero. The difference between Pipoca and the popcorn we grew up with is that it comes in salted, caramel or half salted and half caramel flavors, usually topped with condensed milk.
  • Who doesn’t love churros! A fried dough pastry tossed in cinnamon sugar which you dip into a chocolate sauce or dulce de leche.
  • Churrasco or Barbecue are pork, beef, chicken and sausage cuts which are grilled to perfection.  The meat are skewered and roasted in charcoal embers, providing a smoky and mouthwatering aroma.
  • Great for snacking, the Aipim Frito or Cassava Chips can also be served in multiple ways. It can be compared to potato chips or French fries.
  • Made from frozen Açai fruits, Açai na tigela is a refreshing snack or dessert often served with banana, granola and guaraná syrup. It is a great energy booster especially for outdoor enthusiasts because of its proteins, goods fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and antioxidant properties.
  • Hungry for a very filling snack? Acarajés is a fried dough made from peeled beans and shrimp, and cooked in palm oil.  Best eaten with a sauce made of vatapá, pepper and caruru .

Do not miss out tasting the street food in Brazil. You might be coming back for more!

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