I was intrigued when I first read Solmar’s African Chicken on the must- try food places list that Ella gave me. African chicken? In Macau? What? I had no clue at all. Sorry.
Because of this, we went to Solmar on our first day in Macau. As I have mentioned in my posts about guides to egg tarts from heaven and food encounters in Ruins of St. Paul, it is quite hard communicating with the locals. In addition to this, I also had a hard time finding the place because it was beside a construction site (with high safety fences and walls). Still, no one can stop me from trying it!
To understand what I’m talking about, I created an illustration. Below is my route going to Solmar. Click to read my thoughts while finding it. Please forgive my work.
Luckily, I got someone to write Solmar’s Chinese name.
Honestly, I can’t remember vividly our whole dining experience there. This might be because my allergy was in full blast when we were there. I was sniffing, rubbing my eyes, sneezing as if it was my last chance to do all these. I was not prepared as much as I should have been prepared. I did not take notes at all. My photos are not that impressive and other things went wrong. What I can remember is that it was such a great fulfillment when I found the place.
What I can remember is that my first impression was that Solmar’s use of dimmed lights, baroque-like paintings, and fixtures and furniture made the ambiance old and classy.
The customer service was not extraordinary. When I asked what the server what their best seller are besides African Chicken, she unenthusiastically suggested other dishes.
It was a good thing that we did not order a lot because the servings were huge. In fact, we were not able to finish all. These are the other dishes we ordered besides African Chicken.
I forgot the name but it’s similar to Yang Chow rice.
Portuguese Chicken: It tasted like chicken curry.
I am not really familiar with this type of cuisine but what I ate in Solmar was delicious. My dad, who has chicken as the bottom of the food pyramid instead of grains, liked the African Chicken. I liked it too but we both agreed that we prefer the Portuguese Chicken over the African Chicken.
My Solmar experience was not the best. Still, I would give it a second try to appreciate it more. I hope that my allergies would not kick in next time!
Address: (Written in the calling card) Avenida da Praia Grande, 512 Macau (My reference) 8 Travessa da Praia Grande
Store Hours: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Chinese Name: Please refer to the scanned calling card.
Have you been to this food place? What can you say about their African Chicken? Do you know the name of the rice dish that we ordered? Is this post helpful? Any thoughts on my route map to Solmar? 🙂
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