Some parts of the feijoada. Feijoada, the Brazilian national dish, is a black bean stew with various bits of meat mixed in; it’s served over rice. Sometimes sketchy pieces of fat or skin or cartilage appear in it. I know that the feijoada originated with the slaves receiving all the leftover bits of meat and that the original dish contained ears, feet, and tail, but… I just leave some things to the side!
Mamão (papaya). In my opinion, this fruit is just gross. I think it tastes like – I know this sounds weird – dental equipment containing plastic and rubber and gauze.
Arroz doce. It’s a sweet rice pudding served for dessert. I find it’s usually not sweet enough, and it’s served cold and has the appearance and consistency of vomit.
Rapadura (sugarcane candy): crumbly brown chunks of essentially pure sugar with a waxy/chalky consistency, too sickeningly sweet for me to stomach.
Milho verde ice cream (green corn ice cream). Ice cream should not be the flavor of a vegetable. Enough said. The Brazilians really like milho verde; there’s a type of pudding made out of it too, which I could also do without.
Caldo de cana (sugarcane juice): Tried it once and I just think it tastes bad. I dislike the smell too.
Brazilian milk. So I finally got to the point where I liked drinking plain milk in the U.S. (1% or 2% generally) and then I came here and I don’t know what it is about the milk in Brazil, but to me it tastes gross. I don’t mind it if it’s mixed in with a fruit juice or used in cooking… but there’s no way I’ll drink it plain.