Beer-Lover’s Tip: Brazilians typically drink Pilsners, so if you want a brew that will compliment the snacks, I would recommend going with crisp, filtered pale ales like Stella or Heineken.
Watching fútbol requires two crucial elements that are never to be forgotten: beer and snacks. Some of these Brazilian dishes are easy to throw together and others take awhile, but I can assure you that there is something on this list for your foodie heart to nom on.
The perfect summer snack for the Cup. Churrasco in Brazil refers to barbeque, so pop some meat on a skewer and you’re cookin.’
In Portuguese it literally means “little chicken thigh.” I dare you to find something wrong with shredded chicken, battered and fried to look like a chicken leg. Yeah, that’s what I thought.
Put down the ketchup. This super-condiment is made with okra, onions, shrimp, palm oil, and toasted nuts. Talk about an upgrade.
4. Pão de queijo
Simple but delicious rolls baked with cheese inside them. For those of you who are down with cheesy sticks, this is your go-to.
Lets talk about deep fried patties made of black eyed peas, then stuffed with shrimp, peanuts, and other local ingredients. Ambitious, but will earn you major kitchen-cred.
If the dark day comes when your team loses, it’ll be time for some serious Brazilian comfort food. Feijoada is Brazil’s national dish, a savory stew of black beans and meat. You can simmer together.
7. Fruit Plate
Throw together some Brazilian staples like mango, guava, pineapple, passion fruit, oranges, and plums for a colorful (and healthy) dish to nosh on.
Truffle-like chocolate balls made of condensed milk, butter, and chocolate powder, then rolled in sprinkles. If you can get them to look like soccer balls, you’ve nailed it.
9. Bolo De Rolo
First of all, it’s fun to say. Second of all, it is thin sponge cake rolled with guava filling: utterly nom-worthy.