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This is the nearest you'll get to actually dining in the Far East! That's to say the cuisine served at this marvelously authentic Southeast Asia-themed restaurant has been personally selected by Kiko... Read More
This is the nearest you'll get to actually dining in the Far East! That's to say the cuisine served at this marvelously authentic Southeast Asia-themed restaurant has been personally selected by Kiko Martins, one of Portugal's most celebrated chefs, and certainly one of the most travelled. The menu features dishes from countries across the region, places that include Laos, Korea, Thailand and Japan. But here's the thing: Asiático's chef Guilherme Cruz and his team have skilfully interpreted Martins' selections to create a fusion of tastes that marry Far East flavors with those of Iberia and beyond. A perfect example is the signature Alaskan king crab served with Iberian pork, mushrooms and sake dumplings. The Laos ceviche is an intriguing combination of tuna, coconut, lemongrass and Kaffir lime, with added spices to give it a tangy edge. Dessert choice is equally exotic, with treats such as the wonderfully named Mount Fuji: brownie, green tea mousse, hazelnut and cherry. Wines (all Portuguese labels), whisky and saké feature on the drinks list, as do alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails (try the coconut passion).
- Bairro Alto/Principe Real's Best Restaurants: "Order a bottle of 'Chef Kiko'. It's chef Kiko's personal wine!"
- Best for Bairro Alto/Principe Real's Best Restaurants Because: With O Asiático renowned Portuguese chef Kiko maintains a tradition of surprising diners with an original and innovative menu of exotic, wholesome cuisine.