Simple food, Brazilian style

TAKEOUT

October 25, 2006|By SAM SESSA | SAM SESSA,SUN REPORTER

Aquarelas Brazilian Restaurant

1622 Eastern Ave., Baltimore -- 410-276-6012

Hours --10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays

BEST BITE

Our favorite dish was the feijoada, $8.40, a traditional meal of black beans, pork, white rice, dried meat and chopped green vegetables. The surprisingly soft chunks of pork came in a side container mixed with hearty black beans. For us, the only drawback was the occasional bone in the pork, which came as a surprise. It would have been nice if the menu or server had warned us in advance. Otherwise, we thoroughly enjoyed it.

ALSO TASTED

For an appetizer, we tried the crescent-shaped chicken pastei, $1.58. It's made of crumbled meat folded into dough and deep-fried. It was crisp and moist but, thankfully, not too greasy.

The tender grilled sirloin, $10.50, was cut into strips and grilled. Long pieces of lightly breaded fried plantains and garlic green beans came on the side. And while we're not huge fans of string beans, we thought these were pretty tasty.

The restaurant boasts about its flan for good reason. This caramel custard, $2.10, was light and sweet and came with some shredded coconut on top.

Know of a good carryout place? Let us hear about it. Write to sam.sessa@baltsun.com.

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