There are lots of Baltimore-area food trucks that serve largely American-style food, like burgers, cheese steaks, grilled cheese sandwiches, bbq, etc. They're all terrific, but sometimes I want something more exotic. More...ethnic. Like traditional Brazilian food.
The first time I tried Darua, I was attempting a vegan diet. Lucky for me, Darua offers a pastel, or hand pie, filled with a medley of tender and juicy vegetables like corn, peppers, onions, collards, and summer squash, all very fresh-tasting. The crust was crisp and light, and made with a dash of the Brazilian sugar cane liquor, cachaça. I had mine with a side of collards; the generous portion of greens was flavored with garlic and only lightly sauteed, which means they were still a bit chewy and bitter. Personally, I prefer long-cooked collards, but these were actually very good.
Darua Food Truck
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