Amazon Fruit: to taste the typical cuisine of Pará | Florianópolis

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I was excited to find a diner / restaurant selling paraense food in downtown Floripa, because it's a cuisine that I had very little contact to date. Amazon Fruit is on September 7th Street, next to Lojas Americanas.

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The specialty is açaí direct from Pará, as well as typical fruit juices and paraense lunch. I went to taste the lunch and also the crab nail (R $ 5).

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The nail (affectionately called by the paraenses), resembles a drumstick. The stuffing is made with the fleshy part of the crab's leg and the dough is also different in texture and flavor with crab stock and mashed potatoes.

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From the "drumstick" beak comes a crab leg, which is where we take it to bite.

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To drink, I tried the cajá juice (R $ 6), also known as taperebá and it was love at first sip. Cajá is a typical North and Northeast fruit and belongs to the same botanical family as cashew. I felt a slightly acidic refreshing taste with a sweet touch that reminded me of cashews, but without that tongue-locking sensation.

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For lunch, they serve Pará dishes that vary according to the day of the week. First, I tasted vatapá (R $ 19), a full-bodied shrimp cream accompanied by white rice. For those who like spicy, you can put pepper sauce with tucupi.

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We can add cassava flour with soybean, a kind of coarser flour that is also sold there and adds a crunchy texture to the dishes. There are also Bragança and tapioca flours.

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We arrived at tacacá (R $ 20), my biggest curiosity. The dish is a broth made with tucupi, dried shrimp, tapioca gum and jambu. Jambu is a typical Pará plant known for bringing different sensations to the mouth, such as numbness and tingling.

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It is taken by taking the cumbuca directly to the mouth. The first flavor was that of tucupi, a stronger citrus than lemon. Then the shrimp, which was too salty for my taste buds. The jambu was the surprise of the dish; I was chewing the leaves, hoping to feel some different sensation that only came to an end: intense tingling throughout the mouth at the beginning of the throat. It's interesting, a totally different experience.

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looks so tasty and yummy!❤️❤️