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Tuesday, July 8, 2008
512 Avenida Da Praia Grande, Macau
For our final meal in Macau, I chose this oldest Portuguese restaurant in the city which is popular among locals and tourists.
The complimentary bread looked dry but I wouldn’t know since I didn’t try.
Since we are at a historical restaurant, I have to order the specialty—the African Chicken (HKD$108+/SGD$19.60+). This dish borrows ideas from both the African and Indian traditions of using spices. It’s excellent! The chicken is very tender and fragrant and the sauce is tasty and not too spicy.
The Portuguese Style Baked Fish (HKD$85+/SGD$15.40+) was very good too. The fish is so fresh and juicy and retains its natural flavor.
You can expect some sort of rice dish when my parents are around. The serving of the Solmar Fried Rice (HKD$60+/SGD$10.90+) was extremely generous. There were a lot of prawns and scallops in it too.
For desserts, I decided to have the disgustingly fattening and high caloric Sawdust Pudding a la Solmar (HKD$40+/SGD$7.20+) again since it’s also one of their signature items. The serradura here has a very silky and smooth texture and it tastes a little like ice cream mousse.
I like the interior of the restaurant which features leather chairs and well known white tiles. It’s quite classy and has a toned down elegance.
I can see why this traditional restaurant has a loyal customer base. The fantastic food, generous portions, reasonable price and friendly staff really make this a restaurant worth going. My parents and I agreed that this is our favourite Portuguese restaurant out of the few we’ve tried.
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