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 What is a Rissóis?

Rissóis (pronounced "ree-soarsh") is the Portuguese name for a croquette. They are a savoury filled pastry, shaped like a half-moon, coated with breadcrumbs, and then deep-fried to golden perfection. Loved in Portugal for their exquisite taste and versatility, Rissóis are a culinary delight often enjoyed during celebrations and special gatherings, bringing people closer together with each delicious bite.



SP Originals was started in 2020, by Head Chef and Owner Sofia Pestana, who wanted to combine her love of cooking, with her pride in her Portuguese heritage. 


From a young age, Sofia found herself in the kitchen, helping her Avò (grandmother)  roll out pastry for the beloved Rissóis. These early experiences ignited her love for food and cooking.  


In her journey as a trained chef, Sofia honed her skills through study and working in various kitchens. She delved into the nuances of food and its role in weaving cultural connections. She continuously saw how food was the universal language and key ingredient for creating memorable moments.


Inspired by her personal experiences, family traditions, culture, and cherished memories of cooking with her Avò, Sofia embarked on a mission to share Rissois with a broader community and bring her unique twist to them along the way.


From humble beginnings in the heart of Sofia's home, SP Originals has blossomed into a bustling cafe, catering and wholesale business, with its very own storefront in the Inner West suburb of Burwood. 


So come explore SP Originals, the go-to choice for adding flavour to every moment, be it a casual get-together or a significant celebration. Visit our store and add a one-of-a-kind burst of flavour to your delicious memories!

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