PEr FYI

August 1, 2016

Restoran De Costa’s 8 Portuguese Seafood, Melaka…you’re likely to choke on the bill

Seafood is many a Singaporean’s best friend.

But seafood junkies should be careful not to stray too close to Restoran De Costa’s 8 Portuguese Seafood in the Portuguese Settlement, Melaka, as you’re likely to choke on the bill.

To add insult to the ludicrously overpriced dishes, what’s especially heinous about many of the things they serve here is that they aren’t that good. And when you ordered for a samll portion, they unscrupulously serve and bill you for a large plate. I was royally underwhelmed by the experience.

It’s not worth the time or money. Restoran De Costa’s 8 is among the worst food deals in Melaka. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

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March 20, 2011

Sea Terrace, Melaka…unfailingly fresh seafood Portuguese style

I’m not Portuguese. I don’t live in Melaka. But I dine here quite a bit.

This Portuguese-style seafood place at the Portuguese settlement opens only at night and tends to fill up pretty fast, so it’s best to go early.Most of the dining takes place by the waterfront with a view of the sometimes trecherous surf with closely packed tables. Service always seem rushed.  There is a whole row of shops selling the same stuff (read: expect lots of touting the moment you step out of your car) but this is the best of the lot.

While the cooking here can be uneven and the quality of the food mixed, the seafood is unfailingly fresh. I love the otak-otak in Portuguese sauce and sambal prawns but the supposedly most famous dish here is the BBQ fish. Dessert, well- I usually can’t handle it after dinner otherwise I’ll have to open my pants but I ask for fresh coconut juice.

The prices have been the main draw in previous times but have risen sharply over the last couple of years. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

November 30, 2010

Sea Terrace, Melaka…a little pricey lip smackingly delicious portuguese seafood

This is a MUST GO place in Melaka for good old-fashioned good cooking. Delicious and fresh. The sambal (chili sauce) here is simply lip smackingly delicious, regardless if you cook fish, prawns, otah in it.

All the times I’ve been to this sea-side restaurant in the Portugese Settlement, it is always crowded and packed with people. So, the strategy is to go very early, like 6pm.

The prices were reasonable a couple of years ago but has moved up considerably nowadays. This is still the true truth because I am still saying it as it is…

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