Lucky for me, my sister’s place in Chicago is near a Brazilian restaurant! Sabor Express offers an array of classic Brazilian cuisine and a variety of “Brazilian style” hot dogs, each designated by a destination. Now, nearly two years in Brazil and I had never heard of a Brazilian style hot dog. But then again, as a friend of mine once pointed out, Chinese food to a Chinese guy is just… food.
So day 173 of my Brazilian challenge, Chicago edition, I decided to indulge in “The Rio.” This was a dog topped with mustard, ketchup, mayo, corn, red onion, tomato and cheddar cheese. And yes, true to Brazilian cuisine, the cheddar cheese was not really cheddar, but a processed, yellow imitation.
The combination was good, but as you can imagine, messy. I needed a knife and fork to finish.
Next time I think I’ll be trying the Sao Paulo. Perhaps it will be slightly less chaotic.