Land of many intertwined cultures and idioms, Brazil is composed of a remarkable number of Asian descendants and immigrants. Due to this fact, yakisoba is one of the most popular foods you can encounter at festivals, in markets, and on the streets. The dish itself is rich of vegetables, pork, chicken or fish. This dish is one of the most popular East Asian meals in the country, along with sushi and Brazilian pastels.

Bobó De Camarão

Its origins reside in Afro-Brazilian culture, and this dish is mostly served in the North and East coast, from the region of Bahia to the state of Rio de Janeiro. This soup is made of manioc, shrimp, tomato sauce, coconut milk, and parsley. Once cooked and ready to be served, its density gets very thick and it is usually served with farofa, a typical flour mixture.


Originally a Russian food, Beef Stroganoff has been popular around the world for decades It is a dish of sautéed pieces of meat in a cream sauce. The Brazilian version of Beef Stroganoff is cooked with tomato sauce (or ketchup), sweet canned corn,  and batata palha (a type of slimmer and smaller french fries).

Pão De Queijo

Little balls of bread that taste like cheese: pãos de queijo are extremely well known in Brazil, since they are simple to cook, appreciated by both children and adults, and can be a side dish for salads, soups, meat, and fish.


The word joelho literally means "knee". Although the origin of its name is vague, this is an Italian-Brazilian sandwich that contains cooked ham, cheese, and oregano

Quebra Queixo

Hard to chew as a gobstopper, this piece of candy is made of sugar and cooked coconut. It is usually consumed by children and its name recalls its physical characteristics - quebra queixo literally means "crack jaw", meaning that this sweet is so hard that if chewed it might be able to crack your jaw.


High in calories and sugars, cocada is one of the most famous Brazilian sweets.The most common flavors are passion fruit, condensed milk, coconut, and goiaba.


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A typical latino food, churros are popular in all South and Central America. They are basically fried bread sticks, covered with sugar and can be filled with different cremes, like dulce de leche and chocolate. 


The esfirra (or esfiha) looks like a wrapped sandwich. The inside usually contains spinach, meat, tomato, cheese, and so many other foods. They can either be made as a wrapped sandwich or a circle shape, where the stuffing is in the center.


Brought by the Arabs (like the esfirras), they are small fried or boiled salty cakes made of beef, aromatic spice, and semolina (or bulgur).

There is so much more to discover in Brazil. Its foods vary from region to region, from city to city, and from culture to culture. A great colorful and tasteful mixture is waiting for you in Brazil!