29.03.2009 - 29.03.2009 84 °F
Most people that know me know that I LOVE food, or at least most of it. Fortunately, Rio has a lot of really great options when it comes to food, from small little snack counters with empadas (which are similar, but different from empanadas), to acaì with granola, bananas, and honey, to the sucos (fresh juices), to the rodìzio of pizza, the list goes on and on!!
Every Sunday in Ipanema there's a hippie market where you can buy jewelry, paintings, clothing, hand bags, etc. After leaving the hippie market with Nora, my Finnish friend who also has a rather healthy appetite, we stumbled upon a per kilo restaurant called Aipo & Aipim. Per kilo restaurants are very common in Brazil. They are a self-service, buffet type place where they charge you per kilo, usually ranging from 2.50 to 4.50 Realis (or $1-$2.00) per 100g. So, if you were to really pile on the food, one plate would cost you roughly $5-$10.00!! Talk about a bargain! Nora and I loved this place so much we went back the next day!