These are typical of the region of Salvador da Bahia. It is better to be informed before trying them, as palm oil, even in small quantities, can cause digestive disorders in sensitive people. In the typical restaurants of Salvador, where the meal is accompanied by a spectacle of Capoeira, there are often two buffets: one with dishes prepared with palm oil, and the other without. Meat and fish are served with chilli, peanut and coconut milk sauces.
Meat and fish are served with rich sauces flavoured with pepper, peanuts and coconut milk.© Paul Brighton / 123RF
It is better to know what you're doing before trying them, as palm oil, even in small quantities, can cause digestive problems in certain people.© Glowimages / age fotostock
In Salvador's more traditional restaurants, where the meal is accompanied by a capoeira show, there are often two buffets, one of which consists of dishes prepared with palm oil.© Lamberto Scipioni - age fotostock
Don't forget to try the moqueca, a dish consisting of fish, shrimps, spiny lobster, octopus and crab cooked in palm oil and coconut milk.© Heinz Leitner / 123RF
Xinxin de Galinha is prepared by browning the chicken in the same oil and adding peanuts, shrimps, cashew nuts and coconut milk.© Panya Jampatong / 123RF