February 23, 2004

Food in Brasil

Ben and I try to eat cheaply for all of our meals. Generally, that means avoiding touristy restaurants and looking for places where locals eat. Brazil has alot of "pay by weight" restaurants that are cheap. These places have lots of selection and we can eat well there for less than $10 CAN combined. In other restaurants, we will order one entree or one appetizer and share. Portions are huge and sometimes we will have leftovers which will be a surprise for anyone who is familiar with Benīs appetite. We usually eat rice, beans and meat with some combination of tomato, green pepper, cucumber and onion. The meat is generally breaded or salted beef or chicken but we have also had a fish dish. The beef seems to be the safest choice as we have had some questionable chicken and fish. Local beers are less that $0.50 CAN, often cheaper than water. All of our breakfasts thus far have been provided by the Pousadas we stay at. They generally consist of coffe or tea, fresh squeezed juice, piece of fruit, bread with jam, cheese and butter and a piece of cake. Some are better than others. A couple of the Pousadaīs have had freshly deep fried bananas in the morning. Mmmm, tasty.

Ben hasnt had any stomach trouble, but Iīve felt a little ill on more than one occasion.

Posted by bforsyth at February 23, 2004 12:27 PM

just wait till you guys get back, the hong kong chinese place (http://www.foodinspectionweb.vcha.ca/Main-History.asp?MAINID=7A09068D-9B04-11D3-BAA8-005004AE1145) has 6 new combos (7-12a-c) specifically designed to tempt your taste buds and trouble your stomach. howie and I went there for lunch today, and we were just talking about how hkc would probably be responsible for steeling ben's stomach against food-borne illness. I guess we were right =) how do I paste a link into the body of a comment? just wrapping it in html doesn't seem to work..

Posted by: r. at February 23, 2004 02:10 PM

like this

Posted by: mike at February 24, 2004 03:15 PM

to be fair I changed the rules for allowing html in comments after ritchie had posted.

Posted by: benf at February 25, 2004 12:52 PM

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Posted by: r. at February 26, 2004 12:51 PM