Who knew Brazilians were so into healthy food! Acai is from Brazil – which I’m sure if I had looked I could have found out, but along with lots of other new healthy/superfoods around now I didn’t really bother to find out more. But Acai is from Brazil, and they’ve got it everywhere! You can even get a bowl of pureed Acai with some bananas & granola on top for breakfast OR a big bowl of cold Acai on the beach served like frozen yogurt! It’s not the tastiest fruit around, but it’s nice to have something healthy to eat!
There are also lots of black beans here which I love – but just never really bothered to make myself at home - but I’m in luck here! It seems everyone is serving them along with rice!
I’ve also read that there is a large Japanese population which is migrated to Sao Paulo & there seems to be sushi everywhere here. We haven’t had a chance to try any yet, but will definitely be having it for dinner in the next couple of days!
They are also catching shrimps here everywhere – haven’t had those yet, but heard great things from fellow travellers!
We’ve been here less than a week now & already really enjoying the food so far. I can’t wait for the rest of Brazil – good thing we are here for almost a month!