RESTAURANTE ASIA, AVDA LAS MARINAS, 3-D, BENISSA 96 574 82 95
A billion Chinese can’t be wrong!
Situated alongside the main road between Calpe and Moraira, above the beautiful bay at Fustera, sits this long-established Chinese Restaurant.
Forget the fact that they take the bookings in a diary more than 2 years old, overlook the slightly dated décor inside, and remember that here you can still get a Menu del Dia for under 8 euros.
More to the point you can also get a choice of eight different set meals. We were all happy to go with one at 18.50 euros, and for that we got a non-stop succession of dishes, starting with salad (spicy onions and chopped chilies), chicken ‘balls’ (in fact a ball of meat still attached to the thigh bone), spring rolls and Pekin duck pancakes (very good).
This was not the end by any means – we then had dim sum followed by prawns, then by a sizzling beef platter and then by lamb in a spicy sauce. Oh, and spare ribs!
All of which were accompanied by fried rice and noodles. Small wonder that one of our number was forced to remark: “This is one substantial meal.”
For wines we had an ever-reliable Faustino V (white) and a “very drinkable” Torro de Torres (red). Coffees and brandies completed a very pleasant meal. It was never going to be the best, nor the cheapest at €31.40 p.p., but it was a good, tasty, meal in a restaurant offering value for money. Maybe next time our party of eight will not be the only diners….