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Tarta de Santiago

"Gordita makes a splendid version of the Galician almond cake Tarta de Santiago, with its dramatic design. Would you please publish the recipe?" Michael MacDermott, Taringa, Qld REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

Curry recipes

It's time for you to find a new go-to curry recipe. Here are 20 curries - from a Burmese-style fish version to a Southern Indian lobster number - we think you should try.

Pea and ham soup

Bread and butter pudding

Just what you need on a cold winter's night; a bowl of luscious pudding. Make sure to leave room for seconds.

New Indian restaurant breaks new ground in breakfast and lunch

Cafe Southall, a contemporary all-day Indian eatery from the family behind Bombay by Night, opens in St Kilda.

Bali's new wave of restaurants, hotels and bars

The restaurant and hotel scene on Australia's favourite holiday island has never been more exciting and Australian chefs, owners and restaurateurs are leading the charge, writes Samantha Coomber.

Autumn's most popular recipes 2017

As the weather started to cool down, your stoves were heating up with spicy curries, hearty breakfast dishes and comforting bowls of pasta. You balanced things out nicely with some greens but dessert wasn't entirely forgotten. Counting down from 30, here are your 2017 autumn favourites.

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The best restaurants in Rio de Janerio

Oro's oyster and ponzu

Oro's oyster and ponzu

Indulge in Rio's diverse dining experiences, from pan-Asian plates, to rooftop restaurants, and classic chilli dogs.

Mee
Japanese dining is popular in Brazil's southern states, with large populations of Japanese immigrants. While São Paulo is the undisputed sushi capital of the country, Mee in Copacabana is one of a few places in Rio where the raw seafood is top-notch. Chef Kazuo Harada calls the menu pan-Asian, but his sashimi and nigiri are highlights. Ave Atlântica, 1702, Copacabana, +55 21 2548 7070, kenhom.com

Lasai

Squid with green beans, grains and ink at Lasai.

Opened in 2014 by chef Rafa Costa e Silva, who worked for years as Andoni Luis Aduriz's right-hand man at Mugaritz in Spain, this is the best looking and most atmospheric of Rio's high-end restaurants. Tasting menus start with snacks served at the rooftop bar with views of the Christ the Redeemer statue. Try to book at the kitchen counter, the best seats in the house. Rua Conde de Irajá, 191, Botafogo, +55 21 3449 1834, lasai.com.br

Olympe
Thomas Troisgros has been gradually assuming management of the family restaurant as his father, Claude, son of French culinary pioneer Pierre Troisgros, devotes more time to hosting TV cooking shows. His daring combinations include indigenous ingredients in dishes such as fresh heart of palm with corn ice-cream and açaí-crusted lamb with manioc (cassava) gnocchi. Rua Custódio Serrão, 62, Lagoa, +55 21 2539 4542, olympe.com.br

Oro

Oro's sandwich cervantes.

This new incarnation of chef Felipe Bronze's celebrated restaurant opened in April in the upscale Leblon neighbourhood. He's known for his eye-catching platings - steamed-bun sandwiches perched atop a tree branch, for example. He has shifted the focus of his cooking in his new premises to fire; every dish has an element of grill or smoke, and a cast-iron wood oven and yakitori grill are in full view of the dining room. Rua General San Martin, 889, Leblon, +55 21 2540 8768

Galeto Sat's
Cariocas are mad about grilled galetos, or young chickens, and they argue as passionately about who serves the best in town as they do about who plays the best football. Galeto Sat's is a favourite, a hole-in-thewall diner where the shabby décor and cramped tables lend the air of just another drinking hole serving cheap food. It's cheap, but the signature galeto is one of the city's best dishes: crisp, golden skin and richly seasoned juicy flesh, with a side of egg farofa, a variation on the typical Brazilian dish of toasted manioc flour. Waiters are fast and knowledgeable, and the vast cachaça selection has won several prizes. Rua Barata Ribeiro, 7D, Copacabana, +55 21 2011 2012

Da Roberta

Da Roberta's classic chilli dog.

In an unlikely spot - a street lined with mechanic workshops - the grande dame of Rio's food scene, Roberta Sudbrack, recently opened this sandwich shop in a trailer. Everything is made in its tiny kitchen in full view of diners, who eat while standing on the footpath or perched on a few stools. Sudbrack, the chef-owner of an eponymous fine-dining restaurant in the city, applies the same rigour in training staff across both establishments, and her obsession in sourcing high-quality ingredients from small producers translates into hot dogs and pastrami sandwiches of unmatched quality. Rua Tubira 8/loja A, Leblon, +55 21 22391

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