*This restaurant is now closed*
I’ve always associated churrasco with Brazilian cuisine but a visit to Boteco Brasil changed all that. Boteco Brasil is a new authentic Brazilian restaurant that is the brainchild of Fabio Ide, Chef Jaque Borges, DJ Luane de Lima and Arlen Gaspar. The Brazilian owners wanted to create a restaurant that shows off the flavors and culture of their native land.
Pao de Queijos (P190). A typical cheese bread snack in Brazil that I guarantee you will not stop eating. They use cassava flour so there’s a nice chewy texture.
Casquinha De Siri (P490). Crab shells stuffed with crab meat, coconut milk, tomatoes, parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. The taste was very familiar, probably because of the use of coconut milk. It is simpler than the Filipino version in ingredients and differs in texture with this one grittier because of the bread crumbs.
Coxinha Com Catupiry (P295). Oddly shaped, fried home made cassava dough stuffed with shredded chicken and Catrupiry (Brazilian cream cheese brand).
Pair your food with their multitude of caipirinha like this Strawberry Caipirinha (P195). All the caipirinha variants are made with imported Cachaca 51.
Feijoada (P495). This is Brazil’s signature stew, much like our adobo, with different families having their own versions. A black bean stew with pork, bacon, and Calabresa (pepperoni). The dish is served with rice, , kale, orange slices, fried banana, fried cassava and farofa (toasted cassava flour). Using the rice as base, you’ll add the different parts to properly eat it. This was my hands down favorite dish of the meal.
Stroganoff de Frango (P320). Chicken cubes, mushrooms and corn in a tomato cream stew topped with crunchy shoestring potatoes. Another dish that needs rice to be properly enjoyed, similar to how we eat Filipino food.
Os Melhores (P150). A trio of Brazilian desserts, passion fruit mouse, coconut fudge, and chocolate ball. My fave of the three is the coconut fudge.
They’ll be offering churassco during weekends in the future but it’s already a great time to visit Boteco Brasil to take a peek into what Brazilian cuisine is all about.
Boteco Brasil2/F BBZ Building
Kalayaan Ave. cor. Rockwell Drive
Makati City, Philippines
Contact No. (632) 777-3600
Operating Hours: 4PM to 2AM Monday to Saturday
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