Bah BQ Brazilian Churrasco
Bah BQ Brazilian Churrasco

Bah BQ Brazilian Churrasco

With Rio playing host to the World Cup and Brazil being a hot contender to take out the prize, I was craving Bah BQ Brazilian. All this FIFA world cup action was making me hungry!!

FIFA Basil World Cup Logo

FIFA Basil World Cup Logo

Brazil has 19 World Cup appearances, played 96 matches, won 66, drawn 15, lost 15. Such amazing statistics! They have won the World Cup 5 times, 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002.

With all eyes on Brazil Mr GG and I decided to immerse ourselves in Bah BQ Brazilian.

Brazilian Cow Sculpture

Brazilian Cow Sculpture

Upon arrival I did a quick walk around the busy restaurant talking photo’s as I usually do.

“Honey!!” I said taking a seat at our table.

“I just had a hot Brazilian man ask me if I’d like a piece of Brazilian meat!”

“…and I am quite sure he wasn’t referring to the BBQ.” I said.

Mr GG just laughed.

They’re a cheeky bunch these hot blooded Brazilian men! No wonder they have so many World Cup wins, it’s the passion obviously.

Bah BQ Bar

Bah BQ Bar

My focus was brought back to food when a platter of condiments were placed on the table.

Brazilian BBQ Condiments

Brazilian BBQ Condiments

On the right is a dish consisting of cassava which has been roasted with bacon and ground to a powder. It’s suggested this makes a excellent accompaniment to the skewered red meats.

Brazilian OPA Bier

Brazilian OPA Bier

Mr GG loves sampling beers from around the world.  He was pleased to see OPA Bier on the menu and ordered an OPA Lager.  The waitress poured an OPA Pale Ale and upon realising the error quickly poured a second Bier, the lager.  Hubby was pleased with this little mistake as it allowed him to compare the two beers.

Brazilian OPA Bier - Lager v's Pale Ale

Brazilian OPA Bier – Lager v’s Pale Ale

When I had trouble deciding on a drink I was encouraged to try the Caipirinha.  We were told Caipirinha is Brazil’s national cocktail.

When I heard this I asked hubby, “Does Australia have a national cocktail?”

He thought for a moment and said “hmm, no… just beer.”

I tended to agreed and nodded. “It’s a little bit sad really,” I said.

Brazilian Caipirinha Cocktail

Brazilian Caipirinha Cocktail

I took a mouthful of my Caipirinha. Wow!! Delicious, but it nearly knocked my socks off! It tasted similar to a Mojito but with more sugar and no mint. I asked about the ingredients and found it’s made with Cachaça.  Cachaça is a Brazilian spirit derived from sugar cane. The cocktail consists of Cachaça, sugar and lime which is muddled and poured over ice.

Brazilian Cassava and Polenta Chips

Brazilian Cassava and Polenta Chips

Our first side dish was a bowl of fried polenta, cassava, pao de queijo and spiced crumbed banana.

The fried polenta chips were heavenly with sticky sweet hot chilli sauce, an absolute taste sensation.

Hubby was quick to covet the Pao de queijo.  Pao de queijo are little cheese buns which are crispy on the outside and amazingly soft and light on the inside. The pao de queijo are very similar to the French gourgeres.

Brazilian Rump Steak

Brazilian Rump Steak

Skewered meats of all varieties circled the busy room. Rump steak was the first to be sliced for us to try. The outside of the rump was charred and caramelised.  It had been seasoned with one of Bah BQ spice rubs and the flavour was intense. The reverse of the slice of rump was lovely and pink. The meat was still quite rare so it was moist and flavoursome, exactly how I like my meat. The flavour was so good I couldn’t bring myself to use the dipping sauces.

Brazilian rice with toasted Almond

Brazilian rice with toasted Almond

Cassava chips are Brazil’s answer to our potato chips.  I think the texture and flavour of the cassava chip is far superior. They are so much lighter and crunchier than potato chips.

Brazilian Chicken Wings & Drummettes

Brazilian Chicken Wings & Drummettes

You are guaranteed never to go hungry at a Brazilian.  BBQ chicken wings and drummettes were the next skewer.  The chicken had been marinated then cooked over the coals. The meat was smokey and moist and fell from the bone.

Brazilian Bah BQ Chorizo

Brazilian Bah BQ Chorizo

Look at the sticky, spicy sauce glistening on the chorizo sausage.  Such a feast of flavours. The garlic and spice in the chorizo was pure magic to my mouth.

Rocket & Parmesan Salad

Rocket & Parmesan Salad

After realising the only greenery I was consuming was in my drink, I thought I should try the rocket salad.   It was such a simple but good dish. Fresh rocket, freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a little olive oil.

The meat was coming around at an astonishing rate so I had only managed to drink about one centimetre of my drink.  Hubby asked me if I liked my cocktail.

I told him I loved it! Then in my best Brazilian accent I said “Maybe I am not as, strong for the alcohol as the lovely Brazilian ladies.”

Hubby laughed, “I doubt it,” he replied.

Brazilian BBQ Haloumi

Brazilian BBQ Haloumi

At that point a plate of Haloumi  was set down on the table before us.  It was so deliciously salty and crumbly.  Our conversation was halted as we savoured the cheese.

Brazilian BBQ Pork Belly

Brazilian BBQ Pork Belly

BBQ Rump steak with a garlic sauce that you could smell from a metre away was next to be sliced onto our plates! It was absolutely sublime.

A plate of cubed pork belly was the next delicacy to arrive. The pork belly had a perfectly crackled, crispy top and strips of delicious meaty, fatty goodness below.

Brazilian Slow Cooked Beef

Brazilian Slow Cooked Beef

These slow cooked beef cubes had spent 5 hours cooking to reach the perfect, melt in your mouth stage. Served in a sticky reduction sauce, they pulled apart with the touch of my knife.

Brazilian Black Bean

Brazilian Black Bean

Whilst a slice of pork scotch fillet was being placed on my plate I asked about the Brazilian black bean accompaniment.  I learned the dish is called Feijao.  I asked the waiter what the ingredients were because it was a surprisingly rich and meaty dish. The waiter explained that the dishes uses pork cuts such as trotters and pigs ears which are slowly cooked with the black bean and allowed to soften down into a flavorsome gelatinous comfort food we were enjoying.

Brazilian Potato Salad

Brazilian Potato Salad

I only had a small scoop of the potato salad.  There were so many delicious Brazilian meats on offer I knew I wouldn’t be able to try many more if I over indulged in the potato.  As expected the potato salad was lovely and creamy.

Hot Brazilian BBQ Prawn

Hot Brazilian BBQ Prawn

My restraint with the potato salad was rewarded immediately. As a hot Brazilian man with a prawn skewer arrived at the table… oh hang on, that was a Freudian slip, a Brazilian man with a skewer of hot BBQ prawns arrived at our table.

BBQ Brazilian Pineapple

BBQ Brazilian Pineapple

We finished the meal with grilled pineapple.  The pineapple had been cooked over the coals and dusted with a sugar and cinnamon mixture.  There is nothing as sweet, tender and fruity as grilled pineapple.

The Bah BQ Brazilian Churrasco has such a colourful and lively atmosphere. I noticed so many of the girls flirting with the handsome Brazilian waiters and barmen.

Cheeky Brazilian Chef

Cheeky Brazilian Chef

 

They may have had very little English but the passion for what they are doing and the fun nature was evident in the service.

I couldn’t resist ask the guys how they think Brazil will go in the World Cup.  All of a sudden we were speaking a universal language. One waiter told be his family in Brazil say the atmosphere is electric!

“They must win” he said.

When I asked Jose, one of Bah BQ’s partners what he thought about Brazil’s chances of winning the world cup he said.

“We will win for sure! Brazil is a strong player of the football, and we have the stadium as our 13th player.”

Brazilian Bar BQ Decor

Brazilian Bar BQ Decor

Brazil is playing Cameroon tomorrow, Tuesday 24th at 6.00 am. I certainly have the impression that any thing less than a World Cup win on Brazilian soil would not be well regarded.

Whilst I’m not at the world cup, I have certainly had a taste of Brazil and World Cup fever at Bah BQ Grill.

BAH BQ Brazilian Grill Signage

BAH BQ Brazilian Grill Signage

Gourmet Getaways would like to thank Jose and Bruno from Bar BQ Brazilian for their generous hospitality.

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Bah BQ Brazilian Churrasco

35 Albany Street
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
02 9966 8203
 

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  1. Alesah Villalon :

    I tried Brazilian meat-all-you-can once and it was amazing! I certainly looked for the pork belly (which is your favourite!) and was certain it’s nearly impossible for you to miss it, LOL. Love that long skewer of prawns, “juicylicious”!

  2. What a fabulous evening you enjoyed! I could eat here every night of the week.
    Have a beautiful week ahead Julie.
    🙂 Mandy xo

  3. Bahahahaa!! hot Brazilian man and a hot piece of Brazilian meat 😛 I can’t stop giggling!!
    x

  4. See what I have to put up with!!

    Lucky I accompanied my wife to dinner that night!! Bloody Brazilians

  5. Awesome! (And not just those handsome Brazilian men – lol!) We’ve been following World Cup action (my son is a soccer player, but it’s just plain exciting to watch, even if you don’t have a little soccer guy in the house!). But gee, I sure wish we had a Brazilian restaurant nearby to really celebrate the action – Bah BQ is a totally excellent name, BTW! Gorgeous food, gorgeous men, plus a delicious Caipirinha … what’s not to love?!?!

  6. Great company…great food. What a lovely evening! Now I wish I had Brazilian for dinner.

  7. Love your Brazilian welcome to the restaurant 😀

  8. oh la la Julie, if I understand well, you have to go with your boyfriend or husband to the brazilian restaurant! because is so caliente ! It must be an electric ambiante! Everythings looks so good!
    Now that the Spanish team is out, I think Brasil will be the winners ! xo

  9. Love grilled pineapple at the end of churrasco!

  10. Wow, what a feast! You need to bring a big appetite, right? I’ve made caipirinhas…boy, are they potent!!

  11. I love that you’re totally getting around Sydney and not just sticking to the one area! And lol at the Brazilian man offering you meat! 😮

  12. Lol…Those hot blooded Brazilian men were pretty happy about you taking their photo! Glad you were able to focus on the food (most important). Looked yummy. And thanks for the quick facts about the World Cup, could come in handy at the moment! I know nothing about it except that I would like to learn more about Brazilian food after this 🙂

  13. Dear Julie,

    The ‘Brazilian meat’ looks good! I tend to eat too much at churrascos.

  14. I love Brazilian places like this!

  15. Woah never tried Brazilian food before but it looks so tasty ! Loving the look of the meat on the skewers – so pretty 🙂

  16. It’s a shame we don’t have a national cocktail and I’d have to agree with your hubby that our substitute is definitely beer. I love these churrascco restaurants. They are always full of lively energy and lots of fun. It’s so true though that the only greenery you consume is probably in your drink! And you certainly never leave hungry. My favourite is definitely the pineapple! xx

  17. HAHAHA I just love the banter between the two of you. The menu *ahem* certainly looks enticing, such tasty men I mean meat…

  18. Oh this all sounds very delicious indeed Julie! My carnivorous BigJ would adore this place for sure 🙂

  19. Yum, everything looks so delicious. There’s a Brazilian restaurant around the corner from me in Paris, but it doesn’t open until 8:00 pm- almost my bed time!

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