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Monday, July 7, 2008
289A Rua do Almirante Sergio
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.
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