What is Beiju?
Beiju is a Brazilian snack made from tapioca starch of the cassava root. The tapioca is cooked like a pancake then wrapped around a choice of filling, such as ham and cheese, Nutella and strawberry, or banana with condensed milk and coconut. Tapioca comes from the north of Brazil but gained popularity in Rio for being a tasty, healthy, and gluten free alternative to bread. It is usually sold in mobile stalls.