Gastronomy

Here are my favourite cuisines with some dishes I recommend.

Brazilian

  • 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.

Levantine

  • 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”

Japanese

  • Sukiyaki: simmered meat, tofu, vegetables and mushrooms
  • Sushi: no need for descriptions here
  • Sashimi: idem
  • Mochi: rice cake with sweet red beans filling

Portuguese

  • 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.

Spanish

  • Paella: more specifically the paella de mariscos, which is made of rice and sea food.
  • Tortilla de patatas: omelette with fried potatoes.

Thai

  • Pad Thai: stir-fried rice noodles, with eggs, tamarind juice, tofu and chicken, shrimp or beef.
  • Green curry