Here are my favourite cuisines with some dishes I recommend.
- Feijoada: beans, beef and pork stew accompanied of several side dishes such as rice, stir-fried collard greens, peeled and sliced oranges. Considered a national dish in Brazil, it is a rather heavy meal, so Brazilians don’t have it everyday.
- “Brazilian” Pizza: In Brazil the pizza is always baked in a wood-fired brick oven. There is a great variety of toppings, oregano being usually present. But the differences lie not only in the preparation; pizza in Brazil is frequently consumed in celebrations, after successful business negotiations, etc. It is not considered fast-food.
- Kibbeh: fried meat ball; very popular in Brazil as fast food
- Tabbouleh: salad mostly made of parsley
- Shawarma: sandwich made of pita bread, sliced meat (beef, chicken or lamb) and some vegetables
- Hummus: puréed chick pea
- Sfiha: “beef pizza”
- Sukiyaki: simmered meat, tofu, vegetables and mushrooms
- Sushi: no need for descriptions here
- Sashimi: idem
- Mochi: rice cake with sweet red beans filling
- Bacalhau: Dried and salted cod fish. I usually have it in a casserole with onions, potatoes, garlic, green and red peppers.
- Caldo verde: soup made of potatoes, collard greens, olive oil and linguiça.
- Paella: more specifically the paella de mariscos, which is made of rice and sea food.
- Tortilla de patatas: omelette with fried potatoes.