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Monday, July 7, 2008

A Lorcha
289A Rua do Almirante Sergio
2831 3193

Just a stone’s throw from the A-Ma Temple, A Lorcha seems to be the best place to eat since I’m hungering for Portuguese food again. We were lucky to get a table without any reservation as the place was fully packed.

I didn’t try the complimentary bread but they were still warm from the oven.

Call me boring, but I ordered the Char-Grilled Portuguese Sardines (HKD$82+/SGD$14.90+) again even though I just had them for lunch. These came with a potato and bell pepper salad. They were very fresh and meaty!

The Char-Grilled Perch Steak (HKD$98+/SGD$17.80+) was recommended by the waiter after we ordered some other fish dish. I’m glad we listened to him as the perch was excellent. Like the sardines, it’s very fresh and fragrant. The accompanying tomato rice had a refreshing tangy flavor.

The Lorcha Style Stuffed Squid (HKD$88+/SGD$16+) was quite interesting. I think there’s both minced meat and seafood in the squid and the sauce was very tasty. The squid was not tough at all.

Everything was good, portions were substantial but it would be even better if they tone down the saltiness of the food. This tiny restaurant is very quaint, with whitewashed walls and an arched, low ceiling. Its name, by the way, refers to a type of Portuguese boat, which is appropriate for a colony founded by seafaring explorers.


7:24 PM



In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!


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