Saturday, 22 September 2012

Restaurants- Lemongrass

We had wandered past Lemongrass on last Saturday stroll round the city centre and noticed both the cheap prices and the fact that it was packed out.  Both good signs in my book.

Friday evening rolled around and it seemed the perfect time to give Lemongrass a try.  I was starving, the lunch at school having produced a particularly revolting lunch.

The menu is simple.  You choose your base; noodles, rice etc (at around €5) and then what you would like with it such as chicken, tofu, vegetables, squid, the list goes on.  You'll pay no more than €2 for each topping.  Finally you add your sauce which is free of charge.  There's something for everyone- curry, sweet and sour, teriyaki, lemon sauce.  They also do pad thai and chicken tempura which is what we went for.

The portions were huge, the chicken tempura delicious and the sweet and sour sauce I choose was perfectly sticky and sweet without being overpowering.  The egg fried rice was plentiful as you can see and I didn't come close to getting through it all. I tried a little of Rich's pad thai (not something I've had before) and loved it.  The service was friendly enough (not something I've seen much of here yet) and very fast too. 

It's a cheap place to eat (our bill came in at €20 including drinks) and it's central location on Calle Ribera means it's busy and buzzing on a Friday night by 10pm.  They open until midnight Sunday to Thursday and 1am on a Friday and Saturday.  It's safe to say we will return. 

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