Right next to General Osorio square in Ipanema (i.e. Ipanema metro station) a tiny Amazonian eaterie has just opened.
If you won't be able to travel to this beautiful region while in Brazil maybe you can get a taste of its (great) food ....
Here's the review I found in VEJA Rio magazine :
This is the only place in Rio where you can have açai in its original recipe : i.e. without water and xarope de guaraná. In Northern Brazial the origial recipe comes with tapioca. Of course you can also find açai in typical Rio style with banana, strawberry (morango) or granola.
And where else can you try ice-cream in bacuri, cupuaçu, graviola or taperebá?
Or drink muruci or bacuri juices?
Also try the food: tapioca na chapa, tacacá (a soup made of tucupi, goma de tapioca, jambu and dried shrimp or the vatapá paraense, much lighter than the baian one (which I love anyway)
And don't miss the Guaraná "Jesus" from Maranhão
The resturant doubles up as a tiny shop where you can buy amazonian food (carne de caranguejo desfiada, maniçoba, tucupi). and articrafts.
Rua Teixeira de Melo, 37, Ipanema
Other Amazonian / Northern Brazilian restaurants in Rio
Palaphita Kitch (great location in Lagoa)
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, - quiosque 20 (Parque do Cantagalo)
elefone: 2227-0837 ou 7841-7843
Rua Gilberto Cardoso, s/nº loja 4 (Cobal do Leblon...very informal...)