Rio de Janeiro Cuisine
Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Rio de Janeiro is complete without tasting the local food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Rio de Janeiro to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.
- Aipim frito: fried yucca root, a standard snack with beer.
- Bolinhas de bacalhau: cod balls.
- Carne-de-sol: or "sun beef", heavily salted beef, exposed to the sun for one or two days to cure.
- Casquinha de Siri: a typical Brazilian dish made with crab meat, coconut milk, palm oil, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and bread crumbs.
- Coxinha:is a popular Brazilian snack.
- Empada: shrimp cup pastry.
- Heart of palm: the center of a Palm tree’s trunk.
- Pastel de Camarão: shrimp pie.
- Pastel de Carne: meat pie.
- Pastel de Forno: oven baked folded pie with various flavor fillings.
- Patanisca de Bacalhau: fried cod.
- Salsichão: a big hotdog link on a stick, grilled then pointlessly dipped in vinaigrette and farofa.
- Caldo de Camarão: Brazilian shrimp soup.
- Caldo de Feijão: bean soup.
- Moqueca de camarao: traditional seafood stew.
- Sopa Leão Veloso: fish and shrimp stew.
- Brazilian Cobb Salad: hearts of palm, corn, black beans, avocado and cashews.
- Prato de Verão: tropical fruit dish made of various fruits, ham, cheese and maybe a boiled egg.
- Salada de Chuchu: chayote salad.
- Salada de Palmito: salad of hearts of palms.
 Main courses
- Açaí na tigela: is a typical Brazilian dish made of frozen and mashed açaí palm fruit from the Amazonian region.
- Bacalhoada: baked salt fish with vegetable.
- Bobó: a dish based on mandioca purée.
- Buchada de bode: buchada goat, or simply buchada.
- Farofa: a toasted manioc flour mixture.
- Feijoada: pork and bean stew.
- Filé à Oswaldo Aranha: steak dish.
- Frango à Passarinho: crispy chicken pieces.
- Isca de peixe: deep fried and breaded tiny fish.
- Linguiça acebolada: sausage and onions.
- Moqueca Capixaba: seafood stew.
- Picadinho de Milho: Brazilian chopped beef with corn.
- Picanha à Brasileira: skillet sirloin.
- Prato Feito: beans, rice, meat (chicken, steak, fish or pork), salad and fries or potatoes.
- Torresmo: pork rinds.
- Torta de Frango: Brazilian chicken pie.
- Tutu a Mineira: Brazilian bean puree served with rice, pork and others.
- Beijinho: is a typical Brazilian birthday party candy.
- Biscoito Globo: oven baked fluffy manioc flour biscuit.
- Bolo de Macaxeira: sweet cassava.
- Brigadeiro: is a simple Brazilian chocolate bonbon.
- Creme de abacate: avocado cream.
- Chikki: also Pé-de-moleque ("urchin foot").
- Cocada: is a traditional Brazilian sweet made mainly from coconut.
- CuzCuz tapioca: tapioca pudding made with condensed milk and coconut cream.
- Danoninho: a thickened-up yogurt so small you must eat with the tiniest spoon available.
- Garoto: bonbons and miniature chocolate bars.
- Geleia de Mocotó: sweet bone-marrow jello.
- Maria-mole: is a dessert popular in Brazil that is similar to a marshmallow.
- Olhos de sogra: Mother-in-law's Eyes.
- Paçoquinha: ground peanut candy bar.
- Pudim de Clara: soft and creamy pudding made from eggs and sugar.
- Pudim de Leite: caramel pudding.
- Quindim: egg yolk dessert.
- Requeijão: it is a loose, ricotta-like cheese used to make cheese spreads.
- Rocambole: dolce de leche filled pastry roll.
- Sagu de Vinho: red wine tapioca pudding.
- Sequilhos de Coco: coconut and cornstarch cookies.
- Torta de limão: lime and condensed milk dessert.
 Fast food
- Bauru (sandwich): a sandwich made with melted cheese, roast beef, tomato and pickled cucumber in a French bun.
- Sanduíche natural: simple sandwich lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and ham and or variations of these, without any condiments.
 Street food
- Acaraje: peeled black-eyed peas formed into a ball and then deep-fried in palm oil.
- Bolinho de Aipim: deep-fried cassava dough with a ground beef center.
- Cachorro Quente de Forno: oven baked hotdog in croissant shaped bread.
- Croquete de Carne: oven baked whole-wheat dough with ground beef center.
- Pão de Batata: potato bread with chicken, sausage, or ground beef center.
- Pao de Queijo: Brazilian cheese buns, or cheese breads made of cassava manioc or corn flour.
 Drinks (Non-alcoholic)
- Ades: tasty soy milk juices made from various fruits, found in supermarkets.
- Caldo de Cana: juice of raw sugar cane. Sugar cane juice with lemon or pineapples.
- Coconut water: the clear liquid inside young coconuts.
- Guarana: soft drink from guarana.
- Mate gelado: iced mate tea.
 Drinks (Alcoholic)
- Batida: is a Brazilian cocktail made with the national alcoholic drink cachaça.
- Batida de Côco: coconut milk, rum, sugar and other stuff blended into a milkshake.
- Cachaca: he most popular distilled alcoholic beverage in Brazil.
- Caipirinha: is Brazil's national cocktail, made with cachaça, sugar and lime.
- Cerpa: traditional beer.
- Devassa beer: popular beer in Rio de Janeiro.
- Skol: is the most popular beer in Brazil.