--By Josie Wu, translated by
Brazilian Marcelo opened Oi! Ze!
because of a fateful romance in Paris with a Taiwanese
girl. Most know much more about Brazil's football
and Carnival than its food. That country, once
colonized by European nations for 200 years, is
a melting pot of races. Its cuisine, influenced
by European and African cultures, is rich and
colourful as a result. Instead of sugar, chili
is an essential seasoning for Brazilian food,
which tends to have a heavier flavour. Marcelo
prepares jars of chili sauce in the shop. Feijoada
(NT$599), a poverty cuisine slave Dish, is made
with salted, smoked pig's tail, pig ears, pig's
foot, salty bacon, smoked sausage and black beans.
All of these are cooked for hours with a few pieces
of orange and shredded cabbage. Corn Stewed Pork
Chop (NT$200), Bolinho (NT$100), Bife Acebolado
(NT$180) and barbecue are all traditional dishes.
For even more Brazilian passion, order Caipirinha
(NT$160), a sugar cane drink.
Ze! means "Hi, my friend!" in Portuguese.
If you want traditional Feijoada, don't forget
to make reservations in advance.
Baked Pork (NT$299), Camarao Alho e olio (NT$300)
and Pao de Queijo (NT$150).