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Mar 4, 2009 12:23 AM

Is Feijoda available in HK?

I've been craving for some feijoda for a while and I even wrote to the Brasilian HK Association asking for recommendations. But all they can give me is a tourist trap in Venetian Macau - FOGO SAMBA. Are there really no places in HK that serves good Brazilian food?

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  1. no there isn't one have to settled for the Portuguese version (no need to travel to Macau though)

    There are Filipino places that serve something very similar (black turtle beans, cured meats and "trimmings", slowly stewed)

    1. You can try Macau Restaurant, which has locations all over Hong Kong. They serve okay Macanese-Portuguese food, although if they have feijoada it would be slightly different than the Brazilian version.

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      1. re: AppetiteforChina

        Thanks for your suggestion. But I think澳門茶餐廳is a far cry from anything Brazilian. I am looking for authentic Brazilian feijoada completa accompanied by rice, collard greens, farofa etc.

      2. realistically if there was an authentic Brazilian restaurant the association would know.

        so you can settle for the Mexican (izote, agave, icaramba) or Portuguese (Nino's)...or find a friendly native family to cook one for you haha

        1. I asked my Brazilian friend here in HK. She said basically what others have said: Have your Brazilian friend do it! =:o) She said there was a Brazilian restaurant in the InterContinental up in Shenzhen, but hadn't gone there.

          Also, FWIW, she said the barbecue at The Venentian's place was great.

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          1. re: DaveStPaul

            Thanks so much for asking. My feijoada chase seems so far away as my only Brazilian friend is living in London. I've been asking around as well and found that my closest bet in finding authentic feijoada is actually in Tokyo!

            1. re: golfess

              btw golfess, feijoda seems more a recipe based dish (as supposed to exotic ingredients or cooking skill) so why try making it yourself?

                1. re: Sher.eats

                  Soak beans overnight in large container. Next morning, cook beans for 4-5 hours at low heat. Place ham hocks, chorizo, ribs and Canadian bacon in deep pan with plenty of water and bring to a boil. Change water and bring to a new boil, repeating the procedure at least three times to tenderize cured meats and remove excess fat. ...
                  Step number 1 is already giving me a headache.

              1. re: golfess

                Or if Tokyo's too far away, you can come to Singapore, we've at least a couple of Brazilian churrascarias here which offer feijoada (with pig ears, tails, etc), complete with farofa on the side :-)

                1. re: klyeoh

                  i might be coming for F1....will you be around? September 27th weekend...

                  1. re: Sher.eats

                    Unless I'm back in the US - yes, I should be around in Singapore during that period. We can arrange a Singapore Chowdown then - Iggy's, Gunthers, Les Amis, etc. Keep in touch.

                    1. re: klyeoh

                      Thanks! That's a closer option! Where in Singapore are those Brazilian joints hiding?

                      1. re: golfess

                        I don't know if they serve feijoda but the Brazilian restaurant that I have visited in Singapore is Brazil Churrasco Sixth Avenue:

                        1. re: FourSeasons

                          The other one is Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria with 2 outlets: one at Vivocity Mall (Pasir Panjang Rd) and Chijmes in the city centre (near Swissotel/Raffles Hotel). Both have Brazilian passadors (some whom I recognized as originally working for Brazil Churrasco at Sixth Ave more than 10 years ago!)

                          Here's a weblink to Carnivore:


                          1. re: klyeoh

                            Thanks FourSeasons and Klyeoah, but both restaurants seemed to be serving BBQ only...

                            1. re: golfess

                              They include a self-serve buffet spread, with feijoada. The passadors will come to your table to carve the meats on your plate.

                              Have a look at the description on the Carnivore website :-)