Brazil’s most popular street food, pastel, is a treat you will never forget! Crispy, deep fried and bursting with delicious fillings. Absolutely irresistible!
If you’ve ever been to Brazil, you know we adore our pastel. You will find it at the feira(our farmer’s market), the pastelaria (shops that sell only pastel), beach kiosks and at bars. I have never met a Brazilian who doesn’t indulge in these bad boys every now and then. And they go great with either a glass of cold beer or with sweet caldo de cana (freshly pressed sugar cane juice).
WHAT IS PASTEL?
It is deep fried dough filled with assorted fillings. Similar to an empanada? Yes, but not the same. Much crispier and much better! Sorry, hermanos.