List of Brazilian dishes


  • Abará
    is a manga series by Tsutomu Nihei. It was serialized in Shueisha's Ultra Jump seinen manga magazine. Abara means "ribs" in Japanese. It is licensed for French release by Glénat.-Premise:Abara is set in a dystopian world, filled with large structures...

  • Aberém
  • Acarajé
    Acarajé is a dish made from peeled black-eyed peas formed into a ball and then deep-fried in dendê . It is found in Nigerian and Brazilian cuisine...

  • Acaçá
    Acetyl-CoA carboxylase 1 also known as ACC-alpha or ACCa is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the ACACA gene.- Function :...

  • Afurá
  • Americano
    Americano (cocktail)
    The Americano is a cocktail composed of Campari, sweet vermouth, and club soda. The cocktail was first served in creator Gaspare Campari's bar, Caffè Campari, in the 1860s. It was originally known as the "Milano-Torino" because of its ingredients: Campari, the bitter liqueur, is from Milan and...

  • Arabu
  • Arrumadinho
  • Azul Marinho
  • Baracoadas
  • Bauru
    Bauru (sandwich)
    Bauru is a popular Brazilian sandwich. The traditional recipe calls for cheese melted in a bain-marie, slices of roast beef, tomato and pickled cucumber in a French bun with the crumb removed....

  • Beiju
  • Tapioca biscuit
  • Bolacha sete-capas
  • Bolinho
    • Bolinho de bacalhau
      Pastéis de Bacalhau
      Bolinhos de bacalhau or pastéis de bacalhau are a typical dish made up of potatoes, bacalhau , eggs, parsley, and some other minor ingredients...

    • Bolinho de chuva
      Bolinho de chuva
      Bolinho de chuva is a specialty both in Portugal and Brazil. It is made from flour, eggs, milk and baking powder or baking soda...

    • Bolinho caipira
    • Cheese balls
    • Student cake
    • Manioc cake
  • Broa
    Broa is a type of cornbread traditionally made in Portugal and Galicia . Unlike the cornbread typical of the southern United States, broa is made from a mixture of cornmeal and wheat or rye flour, and is leavened with yeast rather than baking powder or baking soda.This yeast bread has the...

  • Brote
  • Rooster head
  • Cabidela
    Cabidela or arroz de cabidela is a Portuguese dish made with chicken or rabbit. After the chicken or rabbit is killed, they are hung up upside-down, so the blood may be captured as it drains out...

  • Canudinho
  • Cartola
  • Catupiry
    Catupiry is one of the most popular "requeijão" brands in Brazil. It was developed by the Italian immigrant Mario Silvestrini in the state of Minas Gerais in 1911. The name derives from the native Tupi word meaning "excellent"....

  • Cocorote
  • Coxinha
    The Coxinha is a popular Brazilian snack, also popular in Portugal. It is made from shredded chicken and spices , enclosed in wheat flour—variants made from potato or manioc are also common--batter, and deep fried...

  • Espetinho
  • Empada
  • Encapotado
  • Little rolls
  • Farofa
    Farofa is a toasted manioc flour mixture, though variants are made with maize flour , and flavors can vary. It is eaten in South America and West Africa, especially in Brazil and Nigeria, where a variant is known as gari. It can be found commercially produced and packaged but is often prepared at...

    • Farofa d'água
    • Farofa de içá or farofa de tanajura
  • Folhado
    • Folhado de carne
    • Folhado de frango
    • Folhado de queijo
  • Filós
  • Joelho
  • Mariola
  • Deep-fried cassava
    Cassava , also called yuca or manioc, a woody shrub of the Euphorbiaceae native to South America, is extensively cultivated as an annual crop in tropical and subtropical regions for its edible starchy tuberous root, a major source of carbohydrates...

  • Mandioca frita (Fried manioc)
  • Mentira (dish)
  • Mexido
  • Misto
    Ham and cheese sandwich
    The ham and cheese sandwich is a common type of sandwich. It is made by putting cheese and sliced ham between two slices of bread. The bread is sometimes buttered and toasted. Vegetables like lettuce, tomato, onion or pickle slices can also be included...

     quente or frio (ham and cheese sandwich, hot or cold)
  • Paçoca
    Paçoca is the name of two different Brazilian dishes:In northeastern Brazil, especially in Fortaleza, Ceará, and in Rio Grande do Norte, it's a dish made of carne de sol , cassava flour and red onions, ground together in a mortar , for which reason it's also known as paçoca de pilão in the rest of...

  • Pamonha
    Pamonha is a traditional Brazilian food. It is a paste made from fresh corn and milk, boiled wrapped in corn husks. Variations may include coconut milk. Pamonhas can be savoury or sweet, the latter being the norm in north-east Brazil...

    • Pamonha de milho
    • Pamonha de carimã
  • Pão de frios
  • Pão sapecado
  • Cheese bun
    Cheese bun
    Cheese buns, or cheese breads are a variety of small, baked, cheese-flavored rolls, a popular typical snack and breakfast food in Brazil, and also in nearby regions of Bolivia, Paraguay and northern Argentina...

  • Pastel
    Pastel (food)
    Pastel is the name given to different typical dishes of many countries of Hispanic or Portuguese origin.-Pastel in Brazil:In Brazil, pastel is a typical fast food Brazilian dish, consisting of thin pastry envelope wrapping with assorted fillings that is deep fried in vegetable oil. The result is a...

    • Pastel de angu
    • Pastel de Frango
    • Cheese bun
      Cheese bun
      Cheese buns, or cheese breads are a variety of small, baked, cheese-flavored rolls, a popular typical snack and breakfast food in Brazil, and also in nearby regions of Bolivia, Paraguay and northern Argentina...

  • Quebra-queixo
  • Quibebe
    Quibebe is a dish from Northeastern Brazil. It is a kind of winter squash soup....

  • Rabanada
  • Requeijão
    Requeijão is a milk-derived product, produced in Portugal and Brazil. It is sometimes called Requesón .It is a loose, ricotta-like cheese used to make cheese spreads. A mild, unsalty ricotta can be substituted. This variety is most often sold in the markets wrapped in fresh corn husks...

  • Risoles
  • Queijo de coalho
    Queijo coalho
    Queijo coalho or Queijo de coalho is a firm but very lightweight cheese produced in Brazil, with an almost 'squeaky' texture when bitten into. It is a popular and cheap snack on the beach in Brazil, where walking vendors brown rectangular slabs of it in hand-held charcoal ovens, often with a...

  • Queijo do Reino
  • Queijo manteiga
  • Queijo Minas
    Minas cheese
    Minas cheese is a type of cheese that has been traditionally produced in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. It comes in three varieties, named Frescal , Meia-cura and Curado...

     (in four varieties: fresco or frescal, meia-cura, curado and padrão)
  • Sequilho
    • Broinha
    • Rosquinha
  • Salgado
    Salgado is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Sergipe. Its population was 20,229 and its area is ....

    • Salgado de frango
    • Salgado de carne
    • Salgado de jamon
    • Salgado de queijo e pesunto
  • Sobá
    is the Japanese name for buckwheat. It is synonymous with a type of thin noodle made from buckwheat flour, and in Japan can refer to any thin noodle . Soba noodles are served either chilled with a dipping sauce, or in hot broth as a noodle soup...

  • Sorda
  • Tapioca
    Tapioca is a starch extracted Manihot esculenta. This species, native to the Amazon, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and most of the West Indies, is now cultivated worldwide and has many names, including cassava, manioc, aipim,...

  • Tareco
    The tareco is a little tough biscuit, make of wheat flour, eggs and sugar; that, when put into the oven, get the disk shape.It makes part of the popular culture from the Northeast region of Brazil from far. It is said that the tareco was first made in the state of Pernambuco, and then introduced to...

  • Tereré
    Tereré is an infusion of yerba mate / erva-mate , similar to mate but prepared with cold water rather than with hot, and in a slightly larger vessel...

  • Torresmo

Main courses

  • Afogado
  • Angu
  • Banana angu
    • Coconut rice
      Coconut rice
      Coconut rice is a dish prepared by cooking white rice in coconut milk or coconut flakes.As both the coconut and the rice-plant are indigenous in places all-around the world, coconut rice too is found in many cultures throughout the world .- Colombia, Venezuela, Panama and Puerto Rico:Off the...

    • Rice and beans
      Rice and beans
      Rice and beans is a very popular dish in Latin America, the Caribbean, and in communities of Latino, Caribbean or Sephardic...

    • Carreteiro rice
    • Party rice
    • Oven rice
    • Arroz de hauçá
    • Milk rice
  • Baião de dois
  • Barreado
  • Buchada de bode
  • Caldeirada
    Caldeirada is a typical Portuguese stew consisting of a large variety of fish, and sometimes shellfish, with potatoes, tomato and onion. It is made of a variety of fish differing in texture and taste...

    • Caldeirada de Camarão
    • Caldeirada de Peixe
  • Shrimp pumpkin
  • Caribéu
  • Carne-de-sol
    Carne de sol , also called jabá is a dish from northeastern Brazil. It consists of heavily salted beef, which is exposed to the sun for one or two days to cure....

  • Carneiro no buraco
  • Caruru
  • Chica doida
  • Churrasco
    Churrasco is a Portuguese and Spanish term referring to beef or grilled meat more generally, differing across Latin America and Europe, but a prominent feature in the cuisines of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Nicaragua, Uruguay, and other Latin American countries...

  • Costela no bafo
  • Cuscuz
    Couscous is a Berber dish of semolina traditionally served with a meat or vegetable stew spooned over it. Couscous is a staple food throughout Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.-Etymology:...

    • Cuscuz Branco
  • Cuxá
  • Escondidinho
  • Coconut fava
  • Green beans
  • Tropeiro beans
  • Feijoada
    Feijoada is a stew of beans with beef and pork, which is a typical from Brazilian Cuisine, is also typical in Angola, Mozambique, Goa, India and other former Portuguese colonies. In Brazil, feijoada is considered by many as the national dish...

  • Frango de cabidela
  • Frango com quiabo
  • Fubá suado
  • Galinha cheia
  • Galinhada
    Galinhada is a stew of rice with chicken, which is a typical Brazilian dish in the states of Minas Gerais and Goiás.The name comes from galinha, Portuguese for "chicken", and is pronounced .-External links:*...

  • Gamba de couve
  • Gembê
  • Ipeté
  • Lelê
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  • Leitão maturado
  • Maniçoba
    Maniçoba is a festive dish in Brazilian cuisine, especially from the Amazonian region. It is of indigenous origin, and is made with leaves of the Manioc plant that have been finely ground and boiled for a week...

  • Maria-isabel
  • Mocotó
    Mocotó is a Brazillian dish made from cow's feet,stewed with beans and vegetables. The name is derived from the Tupi "mbokotó"....

  • Mojica (dish)
  • Moqueca
    Moqueca is a traditional Brazilian seafood stew. Brazilians have been making Moquecas for 300 years.It basically consists of fish, onions, garlic, tomatoes, cilantro, and additional ingredients...

     (seafood stew, in two regional variants: Moqueca baiana and Moqueca capixaba)
  • Mujeca
  • Muma de siri
  • Panelada
  • Pato no tucupi
    Pato no tucupi
    Pato no tucupi [in English Duck in Tucupi Stew] is a traditional Brazilian dish; it is mostly found in the area around the city of Belém in the state of Pará state....

  • Paxicá
  • Peixada catarinense
  • Peixe na telha
  • Picado
  • Picadinho
  • Pirao
    • Rice Pirao
    • Meat Pirao
    • Milk Pirao
    • Fish Pirao
  • Piracuí
    Piracuí is traditionally known in the Amazon region as farinha de peixe and is traditionally made from a dried, ground fish known as bodó....

  • Pirarucu de casaca
  • Porco no rolete
  • Pururuca
    • Leitão à pururuca
  • Quarenta
  • Quinhapira
  • Quirera com suã
  • Rabada
  • Rubacão
  • Sarapatel
  • Sarrabulho
  • Cashew soup
  • Sopa de mondongo
    Sopa de Mondongo
    Sopa de mondongo is a soup made from slow-cooked diced tripe and, vegetables such as bell peppers, onions, carrots, cabbage, celery, tomatoes, cilantro, garlic or root vegetables originating from Latin America and the Caribbean.-Variations:Many variations of sopa de mondongo exist in Latin America...

  • Piranha soup
  • Sururu
  • Tacacá
    Tacacá is a soup common to North Brazil, particularly the states of Acre, Amazonas and Pará, and is well loved and widely consumed. It is made with jambú , and tucupi , as well as dried shrimps and small yellow peppers. It must be served extremely hot in a cuia.-External links:* - in Portuguese...

  • Tucupi
    Tucupi is a yellow sauce extracted from wild manioc root, which is peeled, grated and then the juice is squeezed out . After being squeezed through the tipiti, the juice is left to "rest" so that the starch separates from the liquid...

  • Tutoo
  • Bogged cow
  • Vatapá
    Vatapá is a Brazilian dish made from bread, shrimp, coconut milk, finely ground peanuts and palm oil mashed into a creamy paste. This food is very popular in the North and Northeast, but it is more typical in the northeastern state of Bahia where it is commonly eaten with acarajé, although Vatapá...

  • Xerém
  • Xinxim de galinha


  • Aluá
  • Caipirinha
    Caipirinha is Brazil's national cocktail, made with cachaça , sugar and lime. Cachaça is Brazil's most common distilled alcoholic beverage . Both rum and cachaça are made from sugarcane-derived products...

  • Caju Amigo
  • Cajuína
    Cajuína is a non-alcoholic, non-carbonated beverage made of blended cashew apples.It is traditional in the northeast region of Brazil, especially in the states of Ceará and Piauí.-External links:...

  • Canha
  • Cauim
    Cauim is a traditional alcoholic beverage or beer of the indigenous peoples in Brazil since pre-Columbian times. It is still made today in remote areas throughout Panama and South America. Cauim is made by fermenting manioc , or maize, sometimes flavored with fruit juices...

  • Chimarrão
  • Guaraná
    Guarana , Paullinia cupana, syn. P. crysan, P. sorbilis) is a climbing plant in the maple family, Sapindaceae, native to the Amazon basin and especially common in Brazil. Guarana features large leaves and clusters of flowers, and is best known for its fruit, which is about the size of a coffee bean...

  • Guaraná Jesus
    Guaraná Jesus
    Guaraná Jesus is a Brazilian soft drink produced by bv0, a Coca-Cola bottler based in São Luís. The drink is popular within the region, reportedly outselling Coca-Cola, and is made from extracts of the guarana plant, which contains caffeine , theophylline, and theobromine...

  • Quentão
  • Rabo-de-galo
  • Tiquira

Desserts and sweets

  • Açaí na tigela
    Açaí na tigela
    Açaí na tigela is a typical Brazilian dish made of frozen and mashed açaí palm fruit from the Amazonian region. Its preparation in Brazilian southern and northeastern is different from how it is prepared in the Amazonian region...

  • Ambrosia (dish)
  • Sweet rice
  • Baba-de-Moça
  • Banana sweet
  • Beijinho
    Beijinho , also known as branquinho , is a typical Brazilian birthday party candy. It is prepared and served just like brigadeiro, but instead of cocoa powder it uses grated coconut. When rolled it can be covered with granulated sugar or grated coconut. Traditionally a single clove is stuck in the...

  • Leaf's kiss
  • Bijajica
  • Biriba
    Biriba is the Greek partnership version of a rummy card game of Italian origin called :it:Pinnacola.The greek name comes probably from the italian game Biribara, or Biribisso, or Biribi, even if this game is totally different .. It is played by two to six players, with two decks and 4 Jokers...

  • Biroró
  • Bolo de rolo
    Bolo de rolo
    Bolo de rolo is a typical Brazilian dessert, from Pernambuco state.The cakebatter is made with flour, eggs, butter and sugar. This mass is wrapped with a layer of melted guava, giving the appearance of a swiss roll...

  • Manioc cake
  • Bolo Sousa Leão
  • Bombocado
  • Brigadeiro
    Brigadeiro is a simple Brazilian chocolate bonbon, created in the 1940s and named after Brigadier Eduardo Gomes, whose shape is reminiscent of that of some varieties of chocolate truffles...

  • Bruaca
  • Cacuanga
  • Cajuzinho
    Cajuzinho is a popular sweet with an almost ubiquitous presences in Brazilian parties. It is made of peanuts, cashew nuts and sugar and is shaped like a tiny cashew, although it does taste strongly of peanut....

  • Canjica
    Canjica is a white variety of corn, very typical of Brazilian cuisine. It is mostly used in a special kind of sweet popcorn and in a dish also known as canjica, a Festa Junina popular dish. Made popular in Oklahoma by Ken Davis.- External links:* ....

  • Carolina
  • Cavaca
  • Chouriço doce
  • Chuvisco
  • Cocada
    Cocada is a traditional Brazilian sweet made mainly from coconut. It originates from Bahia state. The recipes may vary, but usually use yolks, coconut milk, condensed milk, fruit syrup and sugar...

    • Cocada branca
    • Cocada morena
    • Cocada preta
  • Curau
    Curau is a Brazilian sweet custard-like dessert made from the expressed juice of unripe maize, cooked with milk and sugar.The term curau is used mostly the southern states such as São Paulo, Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul...

  • Cupulate
  • Doce de espécie
  • Espuma de sapo
  • Fios de ovos
    Fios de ovos
    Angel hair, called in Portuguese fios de ovos is a traditional Portuguese sweet food made of eggs , drawn into thin strands and boiled in sugar syrup...

  • Furundum
  • Goiabada
    Goiabada is a popular dessert throughout the Portuguese-speaking countries of the world, dating back to the colonial days in Brazil, where guavas were used as a substitute for the quinces used to make marmelada . Abundance of sugar and slave labour were crucial for its confection, in large...

  • Mané-pança
  • Manjar blanco
    Manjar Blanco
    Manjar blanco is a term used to refer to a variety of delicacies in the Spanish-speaking world. In Spain the term refers to blancmange, a European delicacy found in various parts of the continent as well as the United Kingdom. In the Americas it refers to a sweet, white spread or pastry filling...

     Manjar branco
    Manjar branco
    Manjar branco is a pure white Brazilian coconut pudding similar to blancmange. It is identical to the Puerto Rican tembleque. In Brazil manjar branco is made in a ring mold and is served with a sauce made of pitted prunes poached in port wine...

  • Maria-mole
    Maria mole is a dessert popular in Brazil that is similar to a marshmallow. Maria mole is made of egg whites, sugar, gelatin, and coconut.Usually served in November...

  • Marmelade
    Marmelade is a town and former duchy in the Artibonite Department of Haïti. It is the chief town of the Marmelade Arrondissement, which also includes the commune of Saint Michel de l'Attalaye.Marmelade is the home town of Président René Préval...

  • Mugunzá
  • Olho-de-sogra
    Olho de sogra is a Brazilian candy, consisting of a beijinho candy inside a dried plum . The final mix is rolled over crystal sugar. The name is due the shape of the candy, that reminds an eye....

     (Mother-in-Law's Eye)
  • Pave
    The codeword PAVE is a U.S. Air Force program identifier relating to electronic systems. Use of the prefix identifier is sometimes thought to be an acronym, but the various acronyms proposed do not fit with the wide range of programs it is used to identify...

  • Paçoca
    Paçoca is the name of two different Brazilian dishes:In northeastern Brazil, especially in Fortaleza, Ceará, and in Rio Grande do Norte, it's a dish made of carne de sol , cassava flour and red onions, ground together in a mortar , for which reason it's also known as paçoca de pilão in the rest of...

  • Papo de anjo
  • Chikki
    Chikki is a traditional ready-to-eat Indian sweet generally made from groundnuts and jaggery. There are several different varieties of chikki in addition to the most common groundnut chikki. Each chikki is named depending upon the ingredients used...

  • Queijadinha
    Queijadinha is a kind of sweet which originated in Portugal, and is common in Brazil. This candy was essentially improved during the colonial period in the farms of colonial Brazil and it was very influenced by the African slave culture...

  • Quindim
    Quindim is a popular Brazilian baked dessert, made chiefly from sugar, egg yolks, and ground coconut. It is a custard and usually presented as an upturned cup with a glistening surface and intensely yellow color....

  • Sugarcane brick
  • Romeo & Juliet
  • Sagu (dessert)
  • Tainha na taquara
  • Dutch pie
  • Tortéi
  • Umbuzada
  • Ximango

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