As you may or may not know, Brazil is hosting this year's World Cup! As the folks here at Skout are grinding away behind our computers to give you the best product out there, we are secretly wishing we were on a Brazilian beach with a caipirinha in hand. For now, we'll be using Skout's travel feature to fly to South America. What would be first on our bucket list? THE FOOD OF COURSE! Here are five must-try dishes for anyone visiting the country! Feijoada: Feijoada is sometimes described as the national dish of Brazil. While there are different variations of it, it usually consists of beans, beef and pork. It's best prepared in a clay pot, and usually served with rice and other sides.
Churrasco: Churrasco is a Spanish term for grilled meat. In Brazil, it's specific to barbecues. "Churrascaria's," which are restaurants that serve the grilled meat can be found outside of Latin America. Waiters carry around the meat, and slice it directly onto your plate.
Tapioca: Brazilian tapioca is a starch extracted from the cassava plant, and can be used for an assortment of dishes both sweet or savory. A common way to prepare the tapioca is to cook it as a flatbread resembling a grainy crepe, and then adding fillings/toppings such as chocolate, condensed milk and fruits.
Bobo de Camarao: This dish consists of shrimp in a predominately cassava and coconut milk puree. Although it can be eaten alone, it's often served with rice.
Coxinha de Frango: Coxinha de Frango is Portuguese for "Little chicken thigh" which is what the dish resembles. Shredded chicken, onion, tomato sauce, parsley, and scallions is wrapped in a flouer dough and fried.