Went to Hillside for some Brazilian food today. I’ve mentioned these places earlier in the thread, but stopped by “The Taste of Brazil” for a fast rodizio-style meal of tri-trip, picanha, chicken legs, along with Brazilian chicken salad, maduros, and black beans on the side.
They have a location in Newark as well as Hillside, and they are cafeteria style similar to Sabor in Long Branch. They vary on selection of meats, which tends to be a bit lighter than Sabor, but, for $15 all you can eat, they have a great appeal.
For dessert, I walked up Liberty Ave. to Pao de Mel Bakery, a local Brazilian/Portuguese bakery that has such offerings as brigadeiros (condensed milk chocolate truffle balls), beijinhos (coconut version of brigadeiros), and a variety of breads and sweets such as pao de quiejo (cheese bread).
I went for their pudim de pao, which is a combination of bread pudding and flan made with cheese. It is sweet, creamy, crusty, and totally delectable. They serve it from a giant tray and cut it off in large square slices. It goes quickly.
On the subject of sweets, the other day I returned to my favorite bakery in town, Alkazar, the Uruguayan bizcocho spot.