Brazilian Akara: 11 Brazilian Foods You Must Try ~ WalkBrazil4K Travel Blog

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Brazilian Akara: 11 Brazilian Foods You Must Try

We have awesome Brazilian foods and my favorite is rice and beans and with some spaghetti and beef, we also have some foods that we eat in Africa, like Garri Akara and puff puff.

What is it: Fried cassava flour. It can include egg, bacon, and other add-ons. It's usually sprinkled over rice and beans.

Tastes like: Nothing you've ever tasted. Come on, it's fried cassava flour, but it's still


What is it: A superfood berry used to make fruit bowls and smoothies. Pro tip: Blend with bananas and strawberries and top with granola and honey.

Tastes like: A granola bowl, sans yogurt, plus berry goodness.


What is it: Chocolate truffles are made with condensed milk instead of cream and covered in chocolate sprinkles.

Tastes like: A Nutella ball sprinkled with chocolate.


What is it: A baked casserole usually made with chicken, olives, hearts of palm, corn, and other fillings. You can sub chicken for beef, shrimp, or any other type of "meat."

Tastes like: A chicken pot pie without the creaminess.


What is it: A salad made of chicken, ham, raisins, carrots, apples, olives, and mayonnaise, and topped with shoestring potatoes.

Tastes like: A sweet chicken salad with shoestring potatoes.


What is it: Fried yucca sticks.

Tastes like: Hearty French fries.

  Mandioca Frita(fried cassava) 

What is it: A black-eyed pea ball fried in palm oil, usually stuffed with shrimp and vinaigrette.


What is it: A shrimp stew cooked in coconut milk and palm oil. Add veggies such as peppers and tomatoes to complete.

Tastes like: Clam chowder if it were cooked in coconut milk, minus the clams, plus the fish...and the vegetables.


Moqueca de Camarão

What is it: A black bean stew with various types of beef and sausage.

Tastes like: A hearty black bean chili.


What is it: Little rolls of bread with cheese baked into it.

Tastes like: Yup, little rolls of bread with cheese baked into it.

Pão de Queijo(puff puff)

What is it: A traditional sandwich with roast beef, mozzarella cheese, tomato, and pickled cucumber served on a French roll. Pro tip: Cut out the excess dough from inside the roll.

Tastes like: A yummy roast beef sandwich



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