The first Tucano’s recently opened its door in Jakarta, serving true-blue Southern Brazilian barbecue cuisine, famously called churrasco. Big chunks of meat from shrimps to sausages to wagyu beef on skewers is a Brazilian tradition dating back to early 1700 that was famously coined by the Gauchos (cowboys) or nomadic horseman from Southern Brazil. The restaurant itself has made its name in Japan from 2005, serving Southern Brazilian cuisine to the Japanese people, who are also very attached to this South American cuisine simply because, in early 1900, Brazil has seen a surge of Japanese immigrants migrating to make this South American country their home. As two traditions collide, the churrasco has become well-known in Japan.
At Tucano’s guests are invited to celebrate the Brazilian barbecue festivities by selecting which choices of menu that they would like to enjoy, from variety of beef cuts to shrimp, sausages, and roast pineapple, the server will continuously supply you with an endless selection of meat because dining at Tucano’s means giving guests the choice to enjoy their all-you-can-eat churrasco selection. You can also choose a variety of side dish and salads from their all-you-can-eat counter where you can find some authentic Brazilian selections like asa frango picante (spicy chicken wings), feijao vermelho cozido com carne (red bean with beef stew), ensopade de Carne (Brazilian beef stew) and many others.
Some of the cuts that you are invited to enjoy through their churrasco selection are alcatra (top sirloin), fraldinha (bottom sirloin), carne de peito (brisket), carneiro (lamb), frango (chicken), camaraon (garlic shrimp), abacaxi com canela (barbecued pineapple with sugar cinnamon), linguica (beef sausages) and one of their top selection the famous garlic steak.
All churrasco selection is prepared on an open-flame grill by the restaurant’s executive chef, Aldecy Da Silva Bastos, flown straight from Brazil to bring the authentic home-made Brazilian food to Tucano’s. Having worked in kitchens in Brazil and Japan for more than 15 years, Chef Aldecy is always keen to introduce new menu to diners that are excited about the Brazilian fare, and having been influenced by his passionate home-cooking, Chef Aldecy always bring something fresh and new to the table! just make sure you’re around to experience new Brazilian home-cooking, and never be too shy to ask the chef, “what’s new?”
To close a fantastic evening of dining at Tucano’s we highly recommend you to try the authentic Brazilian cocktail Batilda de coco and Batilda de mango. And for those looking to sit down and enjoy glasses of beer, then the restaurant’s selection of free flow Bali Hai draught beer for 2 hours will get things started! Add Rp. 210,000 (but keep in mind, that it is only valid for churrasco dinner package only). Or you can opt for the free flow wine and house spirits? Then you can have that too for an additional Rp. 310,000.
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