Category Archives: macau

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carnevale extravaganza at venetian macau

carnevale extravaganza at venetian macau

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O Porto Interior Restaurante

Continuing my gastronomical adventures in Macau…

We were sick of staying in the Taipa area and wanted to go to our usual favourite, Fernando’s. It was a bit late and from past experience, we knew it would be too crowded to go. So, we just jumped into a cab and just asked the driver  to bring us to a good restaurant in the city. It’s a bit scary as you have no idea where he’s taking you, and if he really is recommending a decent restaurant or trying to just take you on a sight seeing tour and make a few extra bucks. Thankfully, our driver was great and brought us to an out of place restaurant in the midst of industrial buildings near the pier. O Porto Interior Restaurante.

It was really very quiet, with only 3 other tables occupied. We started off with some bread rolls and they were soo good! You can tell if bread is good or not by the sound of it, and boy, it had a crisp crunchy exterior and a warm fuzzy interior! Best bread ever! It was really hard to stop eating it, and I was worried I already had too much and wouldn’t finish the other dishes we ordered.

weird looking but most delicious bread

weird looking but most delicious bread

Clams in White Wine Sauce. The broth was delicious! It was a bit on the strong side though. You could taste the flavours of the wine, parsley, garlic, olives and fresh seafood in each shell. Will definitely order this again!

clams in white wine sauce

clams in white wine sauce

Spicy Pork Chop. Wasn’t my favourite… was good but nothing special. I think places like Tung Po in Hong Kong make it much better.

spicy pork chop

spicy pork chop

Grilled Half Chicken. Nice spiced fries, but the chicken was lacking in flavour and juice. It was decent, but Fernando’s grilled chicken is way better.

grilled chicken with fries

grilled chicken with fries

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Rice. This was soo good! And so big! It was definitely made for more than one person. Hot steaming rice with chives under a heavy layer of tender chicken pieces and portobello mushrooms and thick cream and baked cheese crust. LN particularly liked it as it reminded him of his mom’s Huehnerfrikassee. I didn’t know his German mother made Macanese dishes! Anyway, highly recommended!

baked rice with chicken and mushrooms

baked rice with chicken and mushrooms

Any restaurant recommendations for my next Macau visit?

baked rice with chicken and mushrooms
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Lunch at Bene

The weather here in Hong Kong is still horrid! I even caught a bit of a cold. But that didn’t stop me from taking a short weekend trip to good old Macau.

One of my favourite things to do in Macau is to dine! There are so many good restaurants in and outside of the popular tourist area and hotels. One of my favourites is Bene. Not only is it convenient when I stay at the Sands, the decor is beautiful and food is good. A value-for-money eatery that isn’t pretentious and very Italian.

quiet saturday late lunch

quiet saturday late lunch

bread basket with delicious condiments

bread basket with delicious condiments

spaghetti carbonara in a cheese wheel

spaghetti carbonara in a cheese wheel

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hot chocolate pie with vanilla ice cream and fruits

hot chocolate pie with vanilla ice cream and fruits

Don’t you just hate when you get so hungry after uploading food photos? LOL!

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Inside My Cosmetics Bag

As you probably already guessed, I spend a fair amount of time in front of the computer screen. Aside from blogging, much time is devoted to shopping! I like a variety of websites and spend most of my paycheck on online retail.

Today, my new makeup case came in the mail! I’m super excited about it because it’s so simple, unique and chic. Probably the only problem is that it is a bit small. It’s perfect for a weekend getaway to Macau! Holds all the must-have essentials I use everyday. Love how it has a mirror in it too!

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It’s No Secret

Yay! Victoria’s Secret is in Hong Kong! Opened it’s doors at IFC just a few days back. Girls (and boys) are excited about it! Too bad, like the Macau store, they only have beauty products and things like that at the moment. Really looking forward to when the expand and start selling undies, bras and swimwear! Everyone feels like an angel in Victoria’s Secret!

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Morton’s Macau

Who else feel hungry when it’s gloomy outside? Craving a nice slab of meat at the moment.

Dinner last week at Morton’s at the Venetian Macau. Nom nom nom…!! What I would do for this right now!!

oyster rockefeller

oyster rockefeller

maine lobster cocktail

maine lobster cocktail

double porterhouse

double porterhouse