Famous Feijoada

One of the most traditional Brazilian meals you can have is Feijoada.  Feijoada is a stew of black beans, beef and pork, normally served with rice, chopped fried collard greens (couve mineira), and farofa. This dish is VERY filling! Located in Ipanema, Casa da Feijoada will fix you up some of Brazil’s best feijoada.

They start off by giving you a small cup of black bean soup (which is delicious) and some sausage bites.  I for one am not usually a sausage fan, but here it is incredible! After a few rounds, they bring out the large boiling pot of feijoada (we ordered ours sans ears, feet etc— FYI if you get it with ‘all the fixins- those will be included!  The sides that accompanied this massive dish included more black beans, rice, fried collared greens, yuka fries, farofa and pork rinds (personally not a fan, but people seemed to like them).  At the end of the meal they bring over a small ‘sweets plate’ which at first looks like a tasting plate of 3 brightly colored weird substances….. Which turned out to me sweet pumpkin (my favorite!), purple banana mash and of course dulce de leche (very popular dessert in Brazil).

Be a real Carioca and wash it all down with a caipirinha!  If you go to Brazil, Feijoada is dish you must try!


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