10 Famous Cuisines in Unexpected Places Slideshow

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Japanese Food in São Paolo

Sao Paolo, Brazil has the largest Japanese population outside of Japan, according to the Brazilian embassy with the first Japanese immigrants coming to work on Brazil’s coffee plantations. Besides being a showcase for the iconic architecture of Japanese-Brazilian Ruy Ohtake, Brazil’s largest city is a destination for Japanese cuisine.

Where to eat: Head straight for Liberdade, Sao Paolo’s Little Japan. Each Sunday the neighborhood is host to a Japanese market, Feira da Liberdade, where you can taste traditional Japanese dishes like yakitori (a barbeque kebab) or lamen, a type of ramen.  Eat at Aska Lamen, one of the city’s best ramen houses, or for upscale sushi head to Jun Sakamoto.

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