Monthly Archives: July 2011

La Femme Mange Japanese food in Brazil

Did you know that Brazil has the largest Japanese population in the world outside of Japan? And that in Sao Paolo, one could even find entirely Japanese neighborhoods as well as a famous weekly fair selling authentic ethnic products and … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Meat in Brazil

Meat lovers are bound to have a field day in Brazil. From the country’s most beloved Saturday lunch to its best-known culinary export, eating in Brazil, while not always the case, is often meat-based. And as they say, when in … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange by the kilo at por quilo restaurants

One of the dining phenomena we’ve noticed throughout Brazil is the proliferation of por quilo (by the kilo) restaurants, essentially casual places where the food is ready-made and served buffet style. Priced by weight, you get what you pay for, … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange Café da Manha at Confeitaria Colombo

After a week in Brazil, one can surmise that Brazilians like their breakfasts big. Unlike Parisians, who begin their days with just a coffee and a tartine or a croissant, our morning meal has consistently included the following: The titular … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange alfresco at Mini Palais

About alfresco dining. I admit my feelings are mixed about eating outdoors. Back in tropical Singapore, it is perennially too muggy to enjoy a meal in the aircon-less state. And in more temperate climates, quality terrace spaces are in short … Continue reading

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La Femme Boit du cafe at Coutume Cafe

Coffee drinkers, take note. The coffee list in typical Parisian cafes is depressingly brief. There is the ubiquitous cup of cafe, i.e. espresso; a long black i.e. Allonge; or a cafe creme, weakened by lots of steaming milk (but usually … Continue reading

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La Femme Mange pulled pork sandwich at Blues Bar-B-Q

While tourists come to Paris looking for, rightfully so, the superlative duck confit or the swoon-worthy foie gras, we who are here all year round are constantly on the lookout for greater variety beyond French food. So when an American … Continue reading

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