The Amazonian cuisine is a national highlight, for being one of the only ones in Brazil that has little Portuguese and African influence, maintaining the indigenous origins. Precisely for this reason, the local gastronomy of the Amazon is active in the national and world environment.
Rich and exotic, regional cuisine can even be considered one of the fabulous tourist attractions in this destination. Thinking about it, we have briefly listed five typical dishes not to be missed for you to try in the Amazon. Make a note of them!
Tips of typical dishes of the Amazon
The X-Caboquinho is the main order of the regional coffees of the Amazon state. It basically consists of French bread, curd cheese, tucumã and fried banana.
On October 23, 2019, X-Caboquinho was recognized as an Immaterial Cultural Heritage of the city of Manaus, with the objective of encouraging the perpetuation and cultural preservation as a legacy.
The tapioca is one of the favorite items for the breakfast or afternoon of the amazonenses. Generally, the options of flavors can vary according to the preference of who consumes. The most traditional is with tucumã and cheese qualho or mozzarella, but has others more elaborate as pirarucu shredded, black olives and catupiry cheese.
In the Amazon, the tapioca recipe of tucumã takes a special touch because it is quite stuffed.
The tacaca is a type of soup made with tucupi sauce (a yellow sauce made of wild manioc) and gum (tapioca flour), which has effects that interrupt the acidity, accompanied by salted shrimps and jambu leaves, which give the sensation of a slight anesthesia in the mouth. Generally served in a gourd with coconut shell.
The most famous tacaca tent in the Amazon is Gisela’s tacaca, which is sold in a tent in front of the Teatro Amazonas, Historic Center of Manaus.
Açaí is one of the most popular fruits in Brazil because it is served well chilled and has an unmistakable flavor, and can be taken in the form of juice, ice cream and creams.
In the north of the country, the consumption is made in the form of a very cold juice, which can be consumed with tapioca or manioc flour.
Finally, one of the greatest symbols of regional cuisine in the Amazon. The roasted tambaqui is one of the faithful companions during the Sunday lunch of the Amazon people.
Fillet of tambaqui is a typical dish of Manaus, served in most of the city’s restaurants. The best known accompaniment is rice or baião, flour, banana of the earth and sauce.
The favorite form of manauaras for the consumption of this fish is with manioc flour, well seasoned with tomato, green smell, coriander and others.
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