Museu da Gastronomia Baiana, Salvador

(3/5 based on 55 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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  • I went to lunch at the restaurant school at SENAC on the recommendation of a friend. But I confess that I was disappointed. For R$56, there is a Bahian food buffet and a choice of desserts. To start with the star of Bahia, the moqueca, thin, tasteless and was with the dried fish. Was very disappointing. Truth be told I had moqueca everything from shredded crab the sururu, which were tasty. But no big deal. Had mini acarajé, abará, mush, 3 types of rice, farofa, Octopus, squid, chicken xinxin. In other words, had everything from famous Bahian cuisine. But with a taste more suited to people who aren't used to it, all a bit cold and nothing exceptional. As for candy, coconut Candy had too much ginger, q drop. The only exceptional thing was the quindim. Finally, I asked for a glass of water along with the drink, because I was thirsty, and informed me that it would not be possible to provide. Absurd.
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  • Great place to taste the typical cuisine. Single price to eat at home. Is very worthwhile. I nominate!
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  • You are what you eat would would be one way of describing this cuisine orientated, exhibit. If you can make the arrangements try to taste the regional food.  more »
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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