Barbecuing meat is something the Brazilians do very well. Picanha is the top part of sirloin steak, which has a thick layer of fat ensuring that the charred, smoky meat just melts in the mouth.
2- Pastel dequeijo
Brazilians love their deep fried food and this is no exception. Served hot as an accompaniment to drinks, the pastéis can be stuffed with any number of savoury fillings, from chicken or ground beef to heart of palm or melting cheeses.
Kibe are little meaty snacks originating from Lebanon. Bringing a Middle Eastern influence to Brazilian street food, the patties are formed from a mixture of minced beef (or lamb) and bulgur wheat. Seasoned with plenty of herbs and spices, fried kibe are found most often served by street vendors.
Literally meaning ‘little cod balls’, they are salted cod and potato, fried to ensure a perfectly golden and crisp exterior while the inside remains deliciously soft and fluffy.
Often considered the Brazilian national dish, feijoada is a rich, hearty stew usually made with black beans and several different cuts of pork, including various offal. Caldinho de feijão is a lighter version, more like a rich bean soup that is commonly sold in steaming mugs or bowls when the weather’s a little cooler.