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Acarajé in Salvador, Bahia

by Nomad Cook


Acarajé is a popular dish in the city of Salvador da Bahia. However, its origins were back in Africa some centuries ago, and when Portuguese colonizers brought slaves from there. They brought their traditions and food to the new land. The Brazilian version is a bread made of black-eyed-peas deep fried in Azeite de Dendê (palm oil) and filled with Caruru (seasoned Okra), Vatapá, cooked shrimps, Vinaigrette salad, and 5-out-of-5 stars spicy sauce.

This time, I visited Salvador in the Brazilian state of Bahia, in the northeast of the country to try Acarajé. After cooking and trying the delicious Feijoada, Coxinhas, Moqueca, Pão de Queijo, and Feijão Tropeiro, many of my Brazilian friends told me that I should go to this city because that’s one of the places of Brazil that is famous for its spicy food, and as a lover of that kind of taste, how could I refuse going there?

The City of Salvador

Salvador is a beautiful place with lovely beaches; it’s famous for the Carnaval party that people throw there, not much touristic and with great weather. There are some beautiful islands that you can visit by boat like the Morro de São Paulo, that I recommend you to go and spend at least a couple of days there. Salvador is one of the hottest places that I visited during this trip. You can see in the video how sweaty I am, but also with great views of the ocean and great for nightlife.

Thanks to Masia for the warm welcoming. Thanks to my friends Indira, Luah, and Ali for the additional help to make this video possible. The video is in Portuguese, but it has subtitles in English and Spanish. Thanks for watching and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel if you liked this video.

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