O Oriente no Porto, Porto
Posted on 07 / 13 / 2012
I went for lunch today. As per the response to a previous reviewer, the info on happycow today is a little out of date in that they don't open for lunch until 12.30 (not 12 noon).
The lady who runs it is absolutely lovely. I rocked and I was asked if I'd like tea or a fruit drink. I went for the fruit drink but when I said I was a vegan grade vegetarian she said there's milk produce in the fruit drink they had today (I think it was a lassi) and said I had the tea. I was then given a bowl of blended bean soup (delicious) followed by a main course of a pastry savoury of some sort served with pasta in a coconut milk based sauce and salad. Dessert was a small vegan jelly. Total cost for all this, 5 euros, I was stunned as this is a bargain and a half. The food was good too and I bought a couple of the pastry things as extra to take away for my train journey to Lisbon.
The location is excellent, walking distance a few mins up the hill from where all the bars are on the riberia. Its maybe a 5 min walk from Sao Bento station. As I said the lady who runs the place is very nice and she also speaks some English (my Portuguese is, lets says, sub optimal).
I was going to rate this place as a 4 but until I was told what the bill was, that is serious value for money
Bargain priced, Vegan grade vegoism, Lovely staff