Museu da Gastronomia Baiana, Salvador
(3/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
Food lovers must stop at Museu da Gastronomia Baiana, where Brazilian culinary specialties are highlighted downstairs, and served buffet-style to hungry visitors upstairs. The museum is free, air-conditioned, and presents authentic Bahian cuisine that you can try right on the spot, freshly prepared by students attending culinary school here. This food is considered the best in the country. Pop in to try acarajé, small fritters made from black-eyed peas and onions fried in palm oil, and slathered with spicy vatapá (shrimp paste). No trip to a food museum/restaurant is complete without dessert, of course. The Bahia region is famed for its sweet tooth, so try some local candy or ice cream on a hot day. To visit Museu da Gastronomia Baiana and get the most from your holiday in Salvador, create itinerary details personal to you using our Salvador itinerary planner.
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  • My last time in this restaurant disappointed me a lot. I took a friend from São Paulo to meet the local typical food, but I started to wonder. I went to efó, a sacred food that is part of the "food for oil", sacred foods of the orishas. I asked a waiter who had never heard of such food. Strange, since it is a common food to who knows of the typical delicacies. Was ask the chefs who replied not knowing what it was. Well, that's how a cooking school teaches its students the culture of the Earth? Then I saw another disgrace: a "fried" or "frying pan", delicacy perpetrated with beaten eggs as the main ingredient. ' because it was served as "fish eggs". That is, a plate being termed as another. I was very upset with the decline of the place, which was supposed to be the flagship of the Bahian cuisine. Oh ... to whom it may concern, the efó is made with a very common leaf in Bahia, called "cow tongue".
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  • Located in Pelourinho, has a small collection of pieces, but well arranged Bahian cuisine and its history. Admission is free and you'll see a collection of tools used to make Bahian delicacies.
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  • I recommend to all lovers of gastronomy. The space is very well organized and has the history of cooking rich illustrated site
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  • Only in portugese. Small and not very interesting things on display. But it's free and if you're in the area; why not.
  • Gostaria de saber como faco pra doar uma faixa e o avental que ganhei, no concurso do programa da Ana Maria Braga o melhor pudim do Brasil. sendo finalista ao melhor pudim de laranja da Bahia.
  • Muito simples apesar de bem organizado