The last five years have seen Rio's dining scene take on increasingly diverse flavours and influences, and Rio de Janeiro Pan-Asian and Pacific Rim restaurants are now relatively easy to find in the city's more upscale neighborhoods.
Body-conscious residents of the city's beach neighborhood have enthusiastically welcomed Asian cuisine, and chic dining spots such as Cais do Oriente, in Centro, and Zaza Bistro Tropical, in Ipanema, are very much names to drop among foody circles.
Lounges and bars have also been quick to latch onto the trend for Pan Asian and Pacific Rim food in Rio de Janeiro, often serving light dishes from these parts of the world as healthy nibbles to accompany cocktails.
With the local cuisine dominated by heavy rice, beans and meat, Pan-Asian restaurants in Rio de Janeiro are providing a tasty and healthy alternative and their popularity looks set to grow and grow as the locals' appetite for exotic dishes increases.
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