Brazil has many great places to visit and amazing sites to see but another thing about visiting Brazil is the food that they have. It might not be known as a place with great food but if you go for the traditional Brazilian food you will find yourself some real treats.
In Brazil, eating is an event, which makes the Rodizio a popular place to visit. The word Rodizio means rotate and when it’s associated with a restaurant it means all you can eat, and tends to be a barbeque. If you go to a Rodizio you should be prepared to eat a lot of meat, it’s not for the faint hearted or for vegetarians. There is a buffet to get the accompaniments to your food, such as salad and sauces and once you are sat down the waiters will start to bring you your food.
They will bring many different types of meat to you. There will be at least 10 different types of beef, chicken, pork and some extras such as chicken hearts. All the food is barbequed. You can sit there for as long as you like and you will get a card that you can turn over to indicate whether you need more food. If it’s on red the waiters won’t bring food if it’s on green they will keep coming.
As well as going out for barbeques they are also very popular at home. At home barbeques, you will also find lots of meat, there will be Farofa, which is a accompaniment to meat which has a rough breadcrumb like consistency and you will find that Brazilian eat it with many different foods. To make your food even more tasty you can add Manteiga de Garrafa (Bottled Butter) to your food.
A type of food that can be used as a main course or as a side order is Salpicao. It’s similar to Coleslaw but is served warm and has meat, such as ham and shredded chicken in it and can also have fruit in it.