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EATING OUT
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WHEN YOU EAT OUT IN BRAZIL IT CAN RANGE FROM, LANCHONETES,
SNACK BARS TO GOURMET RESTAURANTS.

TYPICAL MEALS
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FISH DISHES:
AMONG THE BRAZILIAN APPETIZERS ARE DEEP FAT FRIED SHRIMP
AND BEAN PATTIES AND ALSO FISH BALLS AND SAVOURY PIES
OTHERWISE KNOWN IN BRAZIL AS SALGADOS.
FISH IS ONE OF THE MAIN DISHES IN BRAZIL AND IS CAUGHT
FRESH FROM THE ATLANTIC. BOILED FISH FILLETS, EITHER
ROASTED OR MARINATED WITH FRESH VEGETABLES IS ONE OF THE
FAVOURITES. THIS DISH IS SEASONED WITH SPICES SUCH AS
PEPPER, CORIANDER AND URUCUM AND SOAKED IN FRESH LEMON OR
OR LIME JUICE. URUCUM IS A FRUIT WHICH GIVES A RED COLOUR.
FISH STEW, CALLED MOQUECA CAPIXABA MADE WITH GARLIC, ONIONS,
TOMATOES AND SPICES IS SERVED WITH ONION GRAVY.
ANOTHER SPECIALITY IS MUMA DE SIRI, A SORT OF PORRIDGE, MADE
WITH SMALL CRABS, ONIONS, TOMATOES AND SERVED WITH RICE.
SEAFOOD PIE, IS A FAVOURITE AND IN BRAZILTHEY CALL IT TORTA
CAPIXABA. THIS IS MADE UP OF FRESH FISH, SUCH AS LOBSTER,
OYSTERS, CRAB, SHRIMPS, FRESH FISH, ONION, TOMATO AND SPICES,
AND IS SERVED WITH RICE AND FRIED MANIOC FLOUR.
CARURU, OKRA AND OTHER VEGETABLES MIXED WITH SHRIMP,
ONIONS AND PEPPERS.
SOME OTHER SPECIALITIES ARE SHARK, VATAOA, CHICKEN STEW
KNOWN AS XINXIM, ACARAJE WHICH IS A FRITTER.

MEAT DISHES:
THE NATIONAL DISH IS CALLED FEIJOADA COMPLETA. THIS IS A
VARIETY OF SALTED AND SMOKED MEATS, COOKED IN SPICES, FRESH
VEGETABLES AND BEANS, AND IS SERVED WITH TOASTED CASSAVA
FLOUR, EGG AND SHREDDED KALE. ADDED TO THIS ARE ORANGES TO
GIVE IT A SWEET TASTE. SOME OTHER SPECIALITIES ARE TUTU,
CHURRASCARIAS, PATO NO TUCUPI. PATO NO TUCUPI IS DUCK
SERVED IN A SAUCE MADE WITH MANIOC JUICE AND PEPPERS.


TYPICAL DRINKS
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THE MOST POPULAR APERITIF IN BRAZIL, IS THE CAIPIRINHA AND
IS VERY SIMILAR TO THE MEXICAN MARGARITA. IT IS HOWEVER
MADE WITH FIREWATE/CACHACA, DISTILLED FROM SUGAR CANE.
COCKTAILS SUCH AS BATIDA AS CREAMY COCKTAIL CONSISTING OF
CACHACA, SUGAR, ICE AND FRUIT JUICE.
WHISKY, GIN AND VERMOUTHS ARE MADE LOCALLY, AND LOCL BEER
IS ONE OF THE BEST. BRAZILIAN WINES ARE REFRESHING AND
TASTY. SUCOS, ARE FRUIT JUICES.
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS THE BRAZILIAN COFFEE. ASK FOR A
CAFEZINHO, WHICH IS A DEMITASSE OF SWEET, STRONG COFFEE.
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