How the Japanese came to Brazil

Malcha’s is a falafel shop owned by a woman who left Yemen to settle first in Israel and then Brazil. Her small restaurant is located in a São Paulo neighbourhood known in the 19th century as Italian, in the 20th century as Jewish, and in the 21st century as Korean and Bolivian. The menu is written in Portuguese, Hebrew, and Korean. The packed lunch hour is just a small indication of how the long history of immigration to Brazil has created an immensely multicultural society.

The World Today Published 5 June 2014 Updated 2 October 2020 2 minute READ

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