Welcome to Brasil! – Cabana, Manchester
Me and my friend Katie were on the prowl for food (as usual) and, well, it was ‘cheat’ day…so we went all out in the Brasilian hang out – Cabana, Manchester.
Whilst we mulled over what we were going to eat, we ordered ourselves a couple of Blueberry & Acai Caipirinha’s.
Refreshing, sweet, & 2 for 1 on Happy Hour – winning!
It’s easy to forget you’re in grey, raining Manchester when you’re there, surrounded by muti – coloured chairs & tables, listening to the music of Brasil.
We finally settled on what we wanted to eat. It took all of our will power not to order the whole menu.
It really is that good.
For starters we were on; Guaca – Molho – a homemade light & zesty Guacamole served with crunchy yellow corn chips, Chargrilled Pitta Bread with Chimichurri Dip (I would put this dip on all of my food if I could, it’s amazing), and finally Crunchy Fried Rice Balls (these are MOUTH WATERINGLY GOOD), crisp rice bolinhos stuffed with melted parmesan cheese and served with malagueta mayo.
OH MY GOD JUST TAKE ME BACK.
Starters inhaled, we ordered our second cocktail (a tangy, fresh Daiquiri) and waited for our mains to arrive…but before they do, please don’t judge. We were starving.
This time we filled the table with a vegan & veggie friendly Vegoada, and a pulled pork sloppy Jose (it’s as naughty and sloppy as it sounds – lush).
The Vegoada (Katie’s dish, she definitely has more food control than me) is inspired by the owner’s trip to Santa Teresa – it’s a veggie friendly version of the classic Brasilian stew. A big scrummy bowl of black beans, plantains, aubergines & peppers, served with biro biro rice.
I over indulged in the Pulled Pork Sloppy Jose, abrioche bun overflowing with spicy (but not too spicy) malagueta pulled pork, which WILL make you drool, homeslaw, and malagueta mayo. All served up with fries & slaw.
If I had only one food to take on a desert island, I think this would be it.
It’s probably worth mentioning that whilst we were sat there, struggling to move after eating our own weight in Brasilian awesomeness, we noticed a delivery guy come in to pick up an order.
So I’m guessing if you live close enough to Manchester centre, they will deliver to you – you lucky, lucky people.
Until next time Cabana!