Ali Curry House

Ali Curry House is an extremely average Portuguese/Macanese restaurant that also dabbles in other international fare such as spaghetti, curry and laksa.  I don’t know if they’re trying to go more fusion by adding an Asian slant into traditional local dishes, but whatever they’re doing isn’t working.

Ali Curry House Macau interior

The African Chicken ($78) was unlike any other African Chicken I’ve ever had, so much so that I’m not even sure it was African Chicken.  Far too spicy, it was more akin to an Indian curry, and not a particularly good one at that.

Ali Curry House Macau African Chicken
African Chicken

The Minchi ($78) was even worse, a sad collection of dry burnt pieces of meat mixed with potatoes, a severe mangling of one of my favorite Macanese dishes.

Ali Curry House Macau minchi
Minchi

At least I had better luck with the starters.  Both the Seafood Soup ($28) and Smoked Salmon Salad ($78) were well put together and tasty, so my dinner there wasn’t a total wash.

Ali Curry House Macau Seafood Soup
Seafood Soup
Ali Curry House Macau Smoked Salmon Salad
Smoked Salmon Salad

As for other positives, prices are extremely good with most mains in the $78 to $98 range, while the location is very nice, on the beautiful Avenida de Republica on the southern tip of the Macau Peninsula.

Ali Curry House Macau outside

Quite a few tables are outside as well, a welcome change in a city that doesn’t have enough outdoor seating, particularly in areas close to the Historic Centre.

Ali Curry House Macau outdoor patio

It’s just a shame that the food tops out at decent and nothing more.  If you’re in this part of town and want to eat, a much better option is to try Henri’s Galley located right next door.

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