Tourists will find many interesting and unusual dishes in Brasilia, the likes of which are not available in any other country in the world. Many national dishes are incredibly simple, and there is a reason for that â many of them were invented by local farmers centuries ago. Rice with beans is one of such dishes. Nowadays, this nutritious dish has become a typical garnish to many meat and fish dishes. Local restaurants can also offer rice with various sauces as the main dish. Hot sauces are very widespread in the country.
Farofa is an interesting local specialty. This roasted cassava flour dish is incredibly popular and available in restaurants of a different level. Seafood is a typical ingredient in the regional cuisine. For example, Vatapa is a very popular dish in the country. It contains shellfish and fish of different types. Everything is cut into small pieces and boiled in oil. Vatapa also contains coconut juice and bread slices, so the ready dish is very nutritious.
Shrimps are used to cook one more popular dish, Caruru. This food is made of shrimps with a special sauce, a local plant named okra, and chili pepper. Some upscale restaurants specializing in the regional cuisine offer alligator meat to its guests. This meat is considered one of the inimitable national delicacies. Food with alligator meat is usually referred to as Jacare. Cooking this kind of meat requires chefs with a special qualification. Alligator meat is quite coarse, so it has to be cooked in a particular way to make it as juicy and tender as possible.