Food

10 Brazilian Foods that You Need to Try

One of the things, I miss the most about Brazil, besides family and friends, is the food! But luckily for us here in Atlanta, there are tons of Brazilian restaurants and shops! If you ever go to Brazil or want to go to a Brazilian restaurant here, you should definitely try these 10 picks that are my favorites.


Uma das coisas que eu mais sinto falta do Brasil, tirado claro a família e os amigos, é a comida! Mas sorte grande dos brasileiros que moram em Atlanta, é que aqui temos alguns restaurantes e mercados com comidinhas que amamos tanto! Fiz uma lista das minhas comidas, petiscos, sobremesas e bebidas que mais gosto e dicas de lugares para comer por aqui.

Brazilian Churrasco

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A typical “Brazilian barbecue” will be made by family and friends, beer, caipirinha (Brazilian cocktail made of cachaça, lime, sugar) and a charcoal grill. The meats are seasoned with no more than coarse salt, you will also see sausages, queijo coalho (squeaky cheese-on-a-stick), garlic bread and chicken hearts. For sides we have farofa ( yuca flour that is sautéed with bacon, sausage and light seasonings) and vinagrete salsa.

Where to eat: Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Feijoada

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The most famous Brazilian dish, feijoada is a stew of black beans, sausages and cuts of pork. Rice, kale, orange slices, farofa and pork scratching are served on the side with a great caipirinha.

Where to eat: Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Coxinha

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Raindrops shape of fried dough filled with chicken and a very creamy cheese called “catupiry”, that is somehow like a cream cheese. It has a crispy texture outside and it is soft inside, it’s hard to stop at just one.

Where to eat: Brazilian Bakery Café

Pastel

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A pastel is a stuffed pastry that is deep-fried, it is filled with either a sweet or savory filling, the most traditional ones are beef and cheese, almost always served with a glass of caldo de cana (freshly pressed sugar cane juice).

Where to eat: Brazilian Bakery Café

Pão de Queijo

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This is so much more than just cheese bread. They are crispy on the outside, squidgy on the inside and filled with cheesy flavor, they are great to eat with requeijão, a Brazilian kind of cream cheese!

Where to eat: Brazilian Bakery Café

Brigadeiro

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It is more than just a chocolate fudge ball made of condensed milk, butter, cocoa powder and covered in chocolate sprinkles, it is the most popular and beloved ‘candy’ of Brazil.  There are also white chocolate versions, Nutella and much more!

Where to eat: Brazilian Bakery Café

Açai

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Served as a sweet, you eat like frozen sorbet or a smoothie. Pro tip: blend with banana, granola and my favorite leite ninho, that is a dry milk.

Where to eat: Brazilian Bakery Café

Mousse de Maracujá

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Passion fruit mousse, made of condensed milk and passion fruit. One of my favorite desserts, you can also put some chocolate in it!

Where to eat: Brazilian Bakery Café

Quindim

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Quindim is a baked dessert made of egg yolks, sugar, and ground coconut flakes. It is soo sweet but also sooo good!

Where to eat: Brazilian Bakery Café

Caipirinha

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The caipirinha is a simple cocktail made of cachaça (Brazilian distilled spirit made from the fermented juice of sugarcane), lime and sugar, and it is as refreshing as it is potent. Like I said before, great to drink with a churrasco or a feijoada!

Where to eat: Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

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Guaraná

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Guaraná soda has a sweet taste, fruity and it is made of the seeds of guaraná plant. Essentially, the seeds are dried, ground, and brewed into tea or processed as an extract.

Where to eat: Brazilian Bakery Café

If you like some of the foods, I can do a post of some recipes so leave a comment bellow if you want it!

Food

Early Dinner at Doraku Buckhead

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A couple weeks ago, me and my husband were at the Lenox Square, here in Atlanta and we wanted to eat sushi sooo bad! We were looking at Yelp to find a nice Japanese restaurant near the mall and we found the Doraku at Buckhead! That day we had a late and big breakfast, so at 5pm we decided to have a late lunch/early dinner, when we arrived at the restaurant it had just opened, and we were glad it wasn’t full because we were way to hungry to wait! One thing that is super nice if you go to their happy hour that is every day from 5pm to 8pm you have discounts in some menu items we also got the house wine for half of the price because was Saturday happy hour!

Me and my husband share all the plates we ordered so we could try a little bit of everything. As appetizers we ordered the Edamame Hommus ($6.95), that is seasoned with roasted sesame and yuzu, served with toasted brioche, that it was so good, if you go there you should definitely try it. After we ordered a salmon hand roll ($4 on happy hour price), the Chef Selection of Sushi+ Sashimi ($31) and the White Dragon Roll ($11.95), my favorite one was the roll that combined a lot of different flavors and it was delicious, but all the food tasted great and it was super fresh! For dessert, we got the Brownie Tempura ($7.50) that is to die for, one of the best desserts I ever had!

We loved everything about Doraku, the food, the service, the decor and of course the happy hour discounts! We would come back again and hopefully soon!! If you are looking for fresh, authentic Japanese restaurant and delicious food, you should check out Doraku in Buckhead!


Algumas semana atrás, eu e meu marido estávamos no Lenox Square, que é um shopping aqui em Atlanta e nós queríamos muuuito comer uma comida japonesa! Começamos a olhar no Yelp (parecido com o TripAdvisor mas só de comida) para encontrar um restaurante bom perto do shopping e acabamos achando o Doraku em Buckhead! Naquele dia tínhamos tomando um café da manhã tarde, quase um brunch e quando deu 5 da tarde estávamos morrendo de fome e decidimos comer um “almo-janta”, quando chegamos no restaurante tinha acabado de abrir para o jantar e ficamos super felizes por ainda estava vazio, afinal estávamos com muita fome para esperar! Uma coisa muito legal nesse restaurante é que todo dia das 17h até as 20h tem o happy hour, onde você tem desconto em alguns pratos do menu e nós também tivemos metade do preço do vinho da casa porque esse é o especial do happy hour de sábado!

Eu e meu marido decidimos pedir alguns pratos e dividir entre nós, assim poderíamos experimentar um pouco de tudo. Para o aperitivo pedimos o Hommus de Edamame ($6.95) que é feito com gergelim torrado e yuzu na torradinha de brioche, que é surpreendentemente delicioso, se você for no Doraku, super recomendo pedir. Depois pedimos temaki de salmão ($4 no valor do happy hour), a Seleção do Chef de Sushi+Sashimi ($31) e o shushi Dragon Roll ($11.95), que na minha opinião foi o melhor de todos, vários sabores diferentes que juntos ficaram incríveis, mas todos os pratos estavam muito gostosos e os peixes super frescos! Para sobremesa, pedimos o Brownie Tempura ($7.50), que é maravilhoso, uma das melhores sobremesas que eu já comi!

Nós adoramos tudo no restaurante Doraku, a comida, o serviço, a decoração e é claro também o descontinho de happy hour! Com certeza vamos voltar e eu espero que seja logo logo!! Se você está procurando por um japonês autentico, com comida deliciosa e um preço justo, o Doraku em Buckhead é uma ótima opção!

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Photos – Courtesy of Doraku Buckhead

DORAKU
265 East Paces Ferry Rd – Atlanta

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Anniversary Dinner at D.O.M.

On our 6 months anniversary, me and my husband were back to São Paulo, so we dicided to celebrate this special day at an amazing restaurant that we wanted to go for a while, the D.O.M. restaurant, run by the Brazilian chef Alex Atala and it is on the list of the S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants. The restaurant offers a Brazilian cuisine, bringing the Tupinquim ingredients that were overlooked by or unfamiliar to other renowned chefs, such as priprioca, black rice and palm heart, all the foods surprise and stimulate the palate, a mix of intense and unexpected flavors forming the perfect match! Not only a restaurant but a gastronomic experience. The food, the presentation of the dishes, the decor and the service, make the experience unique and incredible. We opted for the Menu Maximus with wine pairing, a tasting menu with 13 main dishes, 1 pre-dessert and 2 desserts, they also have the options of a fewer dishes and the vegetarian menu, all of them you can have the wine pairing or not.


Para o nosso 6 meses de casados, eu e meu marido estávamos em São Paulo e decidimos comemorar esse dia tão especial em um restaurante incrivel que já queríamos ir a um tempo, o D.O.M. do chef Alex Atala, que está na lista S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants, feita anualmente pela revista britânica Restaurant Magazine. Não apenas um restaurante mas sim uma experiência gastronômica, resgatando os sabores mais autênticos da cozinha brasileira, um mix de sabores intensos e inesperados formando uma combinação perfeita! A comida, a apresentação dos pratos, a decoração e o serviço, fazem com que a experiência seja única e incrível. Optamos pelo Menu Maximus com harmonização, um menu degustação com 13 pratos, 1 pré sobremesa e 2 sobremesas, também tem a opção com menos pratos e a vegetariana, todos podem ser com harmonização ou não.

Fotor_15100879243486Starting with a candy of lime and cachaça (it is a distilled spirit made from fermented sugarcane juice from Brazil) / Começado com uma bala de cachaça e limão

Fotor_151008795588796 Pepper Sorbet / Sorbet de Pimenta

Fotor_15100880416759 Shrimp, dendê mayonnaise and “biquinho” pepper / Yucca farofa with mullet botarga / Fried oysters with sagu / Camarão, maionese de dendê e pimenta biquinho/Farofa de mandioca com botarga de tainha/Ostra empanada com sagu

Fotor_151008807603188Crawfish, zucchini and cashew nuts / Lagostin, abobrinha, castanha de caju e redução de puxuri

Fotor_151008811326391Sea bass, acai and baniwa pepper / Robalo, açaí, cará e pimenta baniwa

Fotor_151008815172459 Yucca bread, roasted and caramelized garlic, curd with olive oil and cheese bread / Beiju de mandioca, alho assado e caramelizado, coalhada com azeite e pão de queijo

Fotor_151008817789996Palm heart, vatapá ( it is a Brazilian dish made from bread, shrimp, coconut milk, finely ground peanuts and palm oil mashed into a creamy paste) and coconut milk / Palmito, vatapá e leite de coco

Fotor_151008822437323.jpgShrimp and yucca / Camarrão e mandioca

Fotor_151008825662993Fettucine with yanomami mushrooms / Fettucine com cogumelos yanomami

Fotor_151008828775316Chicken with okra / Frango com quiabo

Fotor_151008831975162Lamb with zucchini / Cordeiro com quibebe de abobrinha

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Fotor_151008843353820Pre dessert: Curd mousse, cashew and wine syrup / Pré sobremesa: Mousse de coalhada, caju e calda de vinho

Fotor_151008846439858Dessert: Priprioca – Lemon Ravioli with Banana / Sobremesa: Priprioca – Ravióli de limão com banana ouro

Fotor_151008849344518Dessert: Grilled Mango with puxuri cream / Sobremesa: Manga na brasa com creme de puxuri

Fotor_15100885243253Because it was our wedding anniversary, we still got a little cake! / Como era nosso aniversário de casamento, ainda ganhamos um bolinho!

Fotor_151008855596047To finish, my husband ordered a hot tea that came with these incredible sweets, but we could barely taste it, we had eaten all the delicious food that I showed you! / No final, meu marido pediu um chá que veio acompanhado desses docinhos incríveis mas mal conseguimos experimentar, já tínhamos comido todos os pratos deliciosos que eu mostrei para vocês!

The tasting menu of the D.O.M. restaurant varies daily, probably you will not get the same dishes that I tasted. But one thing I’m sure, you will have an incredible and unforgettable gastronomic experience!


 O menu degustação do restaurante D.O.M varia diariamente, por isso pode ser que você não terá os mesmos pratos que provei. Mas uma coisa tenho certeza, certamente você terá uma experiência gastronômica diferenciada, incrível e inesquecível!

D.O.M.
R. Barão de Capanema, 549 – São Paulo – Brasil

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Dinner at Atlas Restaurant

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Located in the heart of Buckhead, inside the St. Regis Hotel, is the Atlas Restaurant, a mix of American cuisine combined with European influences, where it brings a fresh, innovative approach to traditional dishes. The chef, Christopher Grossman has crafted a daily-changing menu that is driven by partnerships with some local farms.

The decor is so beautiful with an amazing art collection, the service is outstanding, but the real winner is the food! To start, they offered you some delicious little breads with butter (tip: try one of each, you will not regret!) and for starters, we also got the Yellow Squash Soup ($16) and the Crispy Gulf Oysters ($17), it was so good! For main course, the hole table ordered the same dish, the Pan-Seared Rabbit Loin ($39) that went great with the red wine, it was an explosion of flavors and I definitely recommend this dish! But a dinner is not complete without a dessert, so the chosen one to finish this delicious dinner was the Ginger Cheesecake, that was an amazing surprise!


No coração de Buckhead, no Hotel St. Regis, se encontra o restaurante Atlas, um mix da culinária americana com influencias europeias, onde trazem uma abordagem inovadora para os pratos tradicionais. O chef, Christopher Grossman criou um menu que é ajustado diariamente, impulsionado por parcerias com fazendas locais.

A decoração do restaurante é linda com uma coleção de arte incrível, o serviço e o atendimento são excepcionais, mas o vencedor com certeza é a comida! Para começar, são oferecidos pãezinhos variados com manteiga (dica: experimente pãozinho um de cada, você não vai se arrepender!) e para entrada pedimos a sopa de abóbora ($16) e as ostras fritas ($17), estava muito bom! Para prato principal, a mesa toda estava com o mesmo paladar e todos escolhemos o coelho ($39) que ficou incrível com o vinho tinto que pedimos, o prato tem uma explosão de sabores e com certeza recomendo! Mas um jantar não é completo sem uma sobremesa, então o escolhido para finalizar esse jantar maravilhoso foi o cheesecake de gengibre, que foi uma surpresa deliciosa!

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Photos – Courtesy of Atlas Restaurant

ATLAS BUCKHEAD
88 West Paces Ferry Rd NW – Atlanta

 

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Breakfast at Brazilian Bakery Café

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Last weekend, me and my husband decided to eat a real brazilian breakfast (almost lunch!), we really wanted to eat the pão francês (“French Bread”), that it is a fresh crispy bread, and what better place than Brazilian Bakery Café in Marietta? There, the brazilians fell at home, a lot of brazilians, people speaking portuguese and also your mouth will begin to water as soon as you walk to the display cases, they are filled with Brazilian pies, cakes and the savory fried pastries, the best one is the coxinha, a Brazilian chicken croquette.

What I miss the most on the amercian breakfast is a fresh crispy bread, here everyone eats a lot of bagel and toats, so I ordered the pão na chapa, a fresh french bread, with butter on a hot grill and my husband got the bauru, the same bread with grilled ham, cheese and tomatoes, everythting was delecious and it had the taste that “feels like home”. We did not resist, so we also got the coxinha and we bought some french bread to take home for our breakfast the next day. They also serve on Satuarday, a super brazilian dish, the feijoada, a flavorful stew of beans and pork that you eat with rice, farofa and kale.


No final de semana passado, eu e meu marido resolvemos tomar um café da manhã (quase almoço!) realmente brasileiro, queríamos muito comer um pão francês fresquinho e que melhor lugar do que o Brazilian Bakery Café em Marietta? Lá, você realmente se sente em casa, muitos brasileiros, todo mundo falando em português e é claro, um lugar que dá água na boca só de ver as comidinhas que você acha em padarias brasileira, como empadas, pães de queijo, coxinhas, brigadeiros e tortinhas de morangos.

O que eu mais sinto falta no café da manhã americano é ter um pão crocante, aqui se come muito bagel ou pão de forma, então eu pedi um pão na chapa e meu marido um bauru, estava uma delicia com aquele gostinho de “parece de casa”. Mas não terminou por aí, não resistimos e também pedimos uma coxinha, e para levar para casa compramos alguns pãezinhos para nosso café da manhã do dia seguinte. E uma dica para brasileiros em Atlanta, no sábado, eles servem feijoada, não experimentamos ainda mas vimos várias pessoas comendo, o cheirinho e a cara estava ótima!

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Photos – Brazilian Bakery Café Instagram

BRAZILIAN BAKERY CAFÉ
1260 Powers Ferry Rd SE – Marietta

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Dinner in São Paulo at Siló

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Me and my husband are back to Brazil for a couple of days, he came for work and since I was waiting for my work authorization, I decided to come with him and visit our families and friends and enjoy our time here. And what’s better than get together with the family and to eat a great food? Last weekend we went to this super nice restaurant, Siló Forneria, a modern place with apparent pipes, entrance with natural light and rustic walls, but the real highlight is that some of the foods are cooked in the wood oven and everything is absolutely incredible.

We had a big table and for the entrance we ordered the meat empanadas and the “pastéis” of shitake, that it was to die for, so incredible! For main course, I ordered the pizzetta of prosciutto di Parma and my husband the bovine rib, which were so good! The tuna with sesame crust, the entrecote and the brie risotto were other dishes served to our table, all the plates had a great presentation and tasted delicious, especially with the red wine we ordered! For dessert, we got the cacao crepe with dulce de leche that was great but really sweet.

Siló is a great restaurant to go with your family or even for a date, the food is fantastic and the decor is really nice, we will definitely come back again!


Eu e meu marido estamos no Brasil por alguns dias, ele veio para trabalhar e como eu ainda estava esperando minha autorização de trabalho (já chegou!), decidi vir com ele e visitar nossa família e amigos. E que melhor maneira de estar junto com a família e com pessoas que gostamos do que comer uma comida deliciosa? No fim de semana passado fomos no restaurante Siló Forneria que fica na Vila Nova, onde a decoração tem um mix de moderno com rústico, com tubulações aparentes, entrada de luz natural e paredes rústicas, mas o maior destaque fica para as comidas que são feitas no forno a lenha, são incríveis!

Estávamos com uma mesa grande e de entrada pedimos a empanadas de carne e os pasteizinhos de shitake, que são de comer rezando! Para prato principal eu pedi a pizzeta de presunto Parma, que é de tamanho individual e o meu marido pediu a costela bovina, tudo estava muito bom! O atum com crosta de gergelim, o entrecôte e o risoto de brie, também foram os escolhidos da nossa mesa, todos os pratos estavam com a cara ótima e realmente estavam muito gostosos, especialmente com o vinho tinto que tomamos! Para sobremesa pedimos o crepe de cacau com recheio de doce de leite que estava ótimo mas é bem doce.

A Siló Forneria é um ótimo restaurante tanto para ir com a família como para um jantar a dois, a comida é incrível e a decoração é linda, nós com certeza voltaremos de novo!

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SILÓ FORNERIA
R. Diogo Jacome, 360– São Paulo – Brazil

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Lunch in Miami at Suviche

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Launched in 2010, Suviche is the perfect combination of Japonese and Peruvian cuisines, with four locations in Miami including Wynwood, Brickell, Miami Beach and most recently Las Olas, the restaurant offers a variety of flavorful sushi rolls, ceviche and Peruvian specialties. Two locations, Wynwood and Las Olas, also have a Pisco Bar. Why the name is Suviche?  “Su” denotes the sushi portion of the menu, and “Viche” is because it has a lot of kinds of ceviche in the menu. We went o the Wynwood location, the patio was so cozy with swing sets, couches and a big Wynwood type mural, a very inviting decoration.

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We were there for lunch and we end up choosing to orderd dishes to share, we got the Naural Ceviche, white fish  Traditos, Nectar Roll and Tropical Roll, everything was so delicious and fresh! For dessert, we ordered the classic Peruvian Suspiro Limeno, a kind of dulce de leche-meets-custard combination topped with meringue and sprinkled with cinnamon.

We loved everything about Suviche, the decor was so cool and the food was delicious! I wish we have one in Atlanta! But for sure is a great excuse to go back to Miami!

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SUVICHE
2751 N Miami Ave – Miami