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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Solmar
512 Avenida Da Praia Grande, Macau
2888 1881


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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WELCOME!

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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