I seem to be in some sort of Brazilian food vortex.
Today I walked into what I anticipated to be the worst Italian pizza place in the USA and instead found a Brazilian restaurant and grocery. Saturday I stumbled across a place that sells Salgadinhos, Brazilian snacks
The pizza guy said about 8,000 Brazilians live in my neighborhood and there are about a dozen Brazilian stores.
Ya know, I lived here over a year and had no clue about this. Maybe my Spanish isn't as bad as I thought. Maybe everyone's been speaking Portuguese.
I know nada about Brazilian food. This is uncharted food territory for me. Nada probably isn't the correct word in Portuguese either.
So, the pizza place is selling amoung other things something called Brazilian Marmitex (da rosa).
The English ain't so great here. I guess I could order it and be surprised, but I'd appreciate any info I can get.
Could not find much on the web. There's this link below, but it doesn't seem to say too much.
Somewhere else it defined Marmitex as a small round aluminum cooking pan with closeable lid commonly used by Brazilian workers.
Whatever this is it costs $8.50 with dessert and soda.
Anyway, also given that I may have a wealth of Brazilian food around me, what are interesting things to seek out? What Salgadinhos (snacks) are the best? What should be avoided? I know I like those little cheese puffs.
Thanks for any help out there.