Luckily, the opportunity arose and a couple of friends and I headed to Mundo a week after it had opened (I know, I know- this post is REALLY LATE- about a month or so... I've been busy!)
When stepping in, I was quite taken aback by the size and style of the restaurant. I am not sure what I was expecting, but I didn't expect it to be so cosmopolitan. The high ceilings with chandeliers were definitely a surprise. Hopefully this nice fit-out is to discourage bogans from coming in with the soul aim of eating every piece of meat in the place- as I'm sure will happen at some time or other.
One of the cute-to-boot owners of Mundo, Shirley, introduced herself and poured our water- which she kept doing religiously for the whole night. I'm a fan of Shirley. You can never have your water glass topped too many times.
We all chose to have the all you can eat BBQ Option for $29.50- this includes all you can eat accompaniments, meats and salads. There are other options available such as the tasting plate but everyone goes to Churrasco for all you can eat, don't they?!
The accompaniments were brought to our table and we were told that if we needed anything- ANYTHING at all, just to let the staff know. They refill the sides when needed. Now, this was really nice, but at times I felt like the service was a little too attentive (just asking if generally everything was ok). This eager beaveness, I'm sure, was all part of the opening week jitters, and a much lesser crime than the alternative, being ignored.
There were quite a few accompaniments including:
*Pao de queijo or cheese bread = little chewy mounds of cheesy doughy balls. These were a little too chewy for me, and didn't really have much flavour- but I really don't like typical cheese bread anyway.
* cassava chips- a little oily but crunchy on the outside. ( I am a lover of cassava but for those of you who have not had the pleasure of meeting this beautiful root vegie- it has a yammy texture and originates in Africa. Tapioca pearls come from Cassava's which you may have seen used in various desserts.
* Salad- a very simple but welcome addition. I cannot eat all meat without having some serious vegies or salad;
* a salsa- again, simple and a little watery but fresh;
The BBQ'd veggies; zucchini, tomato and capsicum were nicely charred and really helped me feel better about so much meat consumption.
It's a shame that we missed out on the Brazilian sausage and Chicken thigh, as I loved loved loved the chicken at my last Churassco experience. The meat coming around tended to be the same three types- we would have loved to see some more variety.
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