Category: Brazilian

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Auckland’s Top 13 Buffet Restaurants

Smorgasbord, Eat-all-you can or Buffet call it whatever you want but it’s the same thing, you devour as many food items you can in one go. Surprisingly these types of establishments are not popular here in Auckland if you are comparing it to Asian countries or in America so there...

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Frango com Quiabo

If I can remember correctly I first saw this dish in one of the shows of Anthony Bourdain called Parts Unknown when he visited Brazil, most of the dishes served on that episode looked similar or have the same flavour to Filipino dishes hence I took note of them. Frango...

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Feijoada

It’s interesting how Central and South American dishes are similar to the Philippines, we may be far away geographically but the dishes and even traditions are nearly the same. I started to notice that when I do my research on a certain history of a dish, I always thought before...

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Chicken Empanada

Empanada is a baked or fried pastry stuffed with meats, vegetables or fruits. The word came from the Spanish word “empanar” which means bread. A dish that originated in Galicia, Spain and Portugal during the 1520 and was derived from the Arabic meat filled pies called samosa (similar to how...

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Moqueca de Peixe (Brazilian Fish Stew)

Moqueca is a traditional Brazilian seafood stew which has been a part of Brazil’s cuisine for around 3 centuries. It basically a mixture of fish, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and herbs such as cilantro where it is cooked slowly and without water included. The dish originated in the Northeastern state of...

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Beef Ribs Churrascaria

Churrascaria for those who haven’t heard of it is a word to define a place where meat is cooked in Churrasco style, which basically is an equivalent of barbecue. This dish originated in Brazil more specifically in the Pampa region, traditionally it is cooked using fire pits and charcoal at...

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Avocado Shake

Avocados for Southeast Asians are used to be eaten as dessert or something sweet that’s why the first time I saw avocadoes used in sandwiches and salads my first reaction would be something similar to those who are used to having avocadoes in savoury dishes reading this article. Avocado is...

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Chicharon

Chicharon, one of the best yet deadly snacks in the Philippines. Now why deadly? Because this dish/snack is made out of deep fried pork rinds but sometimes beef, Buffalo or chicken skin can be used, which means its high in cholesterol.  Now why best? Because it tastes so good, it’s...