Good food, good company and good conversation: those are three of the top ingredients for a lovely evening out with your best mates. But where to meet, exactly?
Are you looking for a cozy place to have lunch or dinner and are up for changing up your meal choices? Do you like a rustic environment that’s suitable not just for eating, but for chatting with friends, or perhaps having a meal solo with a good book in one hand and your fork or cup of coffee in the other?
There is perhaps no Brazilian street food more delicious and well-known than the world-wide famous coxinha. The coxinha is traditionally formed to resemble its main ingredient: chicken. The golden, crunchy outside of the coxinha surrounds a layer of soft dough filled with moist shredded chicken, tomato, onions, parsley, scallions, and sometimes different cheeses. The doughy pocket is closed off and deep-fried, creating a crispy, mouth-watering snack that can easily be eaten in three or four bites. In Brazil, everyone has their own way of eating a coxinha. Some people prefer to eat coxinha at breakfast. For others, it is strictly a lunch or dinner snack. Others won’t eat a coxinha without some red-hot pepper sauce on the side to dip each bite.