After the game ended I walked around with some friends and we stumbled upon a food cart that sold falafel sandwiches.
It turns out that the food cart had just opened up that day and that the owner spoke English.
It can be difficult to find good street food as a vegetarian in Brazil so I knew I had to make a video to show you this place.
We also took this opportunity to have the owner of Falafeando explain an important word that you should use when ordering street food in Brazil.
When you order street food in Brazil you should ask them to make it “bem caprichado,” or ask them to “capricha para mim.”
Caprichar is a difficult word to translate into English. It means something like, “do a really good job preparing it,” or “be a perfectionist in doing something.”
Caprichar can be used in many situations beyond just ordering food. It can be used in other situations when talking about appearances or manner of preparation.
Before making this video I googled “bem caprichado” to see what came up. If you want a good laugh you might do the same.
Have you ever ordered something caprichado? What other ways have you heard this used?