One of the cousins that I’m staying with is a big fan of caldo de mocotó (cow hoof soup–yeup, you read that right). He can rattle off the best places to get it and when we all went out on Sunday night he lead us straight to a restaurant that served a buffet of six different soups. It was on my list of 100 Brazilian Dishes to try so, heck, why not?
The verdict? I like it. It’s basically a thick beef broth. Sort of like a lighter French onion soup. My guess is that when cold it congeals into a block, but lets not think too hard about that because served warm its hearty and delicious!