One of my favorite things about being in Brazil is the food. It’s true, everywhere I go in the world there are places I like to eat. In the picture above, I’m eating açai, which is a fruit from the Amazon. It is served frozen with granola, honey, and bananas on top. Kari is drinking a milkshake called kayapó, which is basically a strawberry shake with pineapple and coconut. Both taste really good, and I would get the shake it is wasn’t for my body’s aversion to dairy products￼.
We also have been getting ice cream from a place called “Acerolândia.” Acerola is a type of fruit that looks like a cherry but is somewhat bitter. The best ￼description I can give is the taste of cranberries, but that’s not a very good likeness, either. The ice creams they serve are fruit flavored, and I was eating morango (strawberry) and graviola.
Another popular food here is a coxinha. ￼Basically a coxinha is tear drop of fried dough filled with shredded chicken, typically eaten with ketchup on top.
￼Another favorite that we’ve come across here is the churro. Churros are deep-fried dough rolled in coarse sugar and filled with either doce de leite (basically caramel) or chocolate. The doce de leite is by far the better one.
As you can see by the fact that I’m wearing the same shirt in all of these pictures, we had all of these various foods in the same day! I’m just thankful that the food here is so good!