The Must-eats in Macau (澳门之 — 必吃)

We were extremely well-fed in Macau.

And now it’s my turn to feast readers’ eyes (not stomach) with food photos. *Evil grin*

在澳门的4天,我们每餐都被喂的饱饱的。现在是时候让读者们大饱眼福了。但想要口福的,就只能给个坏笑说声抱歉咯~

Chinese Cuisine  (中餐)

Peking Duck 北京烤鸭

Peking Duck
北京烤鸭

First meal in Macau was at the Beijing Kitchen in City of Dreams.

I have had the authentic Peking Duck in Beijing before, and this was equally good! The duck was cooked in the traditional wood fired oven to preserve its tenderness and flavour. Crispy skin + tender duck meat + crunchy cucumbers + sweet black sauce = instant satisfaction!

我们在澳门的第一餐是在一间名为“满堂彩 ” (位于新濠天地君悦酒店)的北方餐厅。

最令人难忘的是那里的北京烤鸭,其地道口味可媲美最正宗的北京烤鸭!这里的烤鸭都是用传统的果木烤炉烘烤出来的,既保留了鸭肉的鲜美,又烘出了酥脆的外皮。一个字: 赞!

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Shrimp Roe Noodles

Something I’ve never heard before – Shrimp Roe Noodles.

I could only associate shrimp and fish roe with Japanese sushi and maybe with Italian pasta, but with Chinese noodles….??? The chili-powder-lookalike in the above photo was the shrimp roe paste that adorned the famous bamboo noodles sold by Wong Chi Kei Noodle & Congee House. Hmm…a Chinese interpretation of the Western Angel Hair Arrabiata, no?  ;)

The noodles taste similar to wonton noodles in Singapore, but more springy and tangy due to its unique handmaking process. The salty seafood taste of the shrimp roe gives a good balance to the starchy noodles.

没听过也没吃过的虾子面原来长这样!

位于议事亭前地的黄枝记已经有过半百年的悠久历史,许多游客都是冲着它的手打竹升面而来。看似新加坡的云吞面,但面条偏细,而且口感更为弹牙。

The famous Wong Chi Kei wanton noodles 有名的黄枝记云吞面

The famous Wong Chi Kei wanton noodles
有名的黄枝记云吞面

Non-greasy, refreshingly light in taste, the Wong Chi Kei wanton noodle soup makes a good brunch option, especially if you are about to start the day exploring the Senado Square area, as the stall is right opposite the Senado Square fountain.

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We are Chinese, we eat everything — Pig intestines, liver, stomach, beef meatballs, raw egg? Sure, let’s mix them up and here we go, congee for supper! :D

华人以不挑食著称。我虽然是个挑食的华人,不过这碗刚出锅的猪杂粥对背着相机与脚架走了一整天的我,还是有足够吸引力的。

在议事亭广场后方,位于新马路附近,有个名为“三元粥品专家” 的驰名粥店。别被它的店名给误导了,这里的粥可不止三元哦。他们的粥之所以这么受欢迎主要是因为里面鲜美又大颗的猪肉丸与牛肉丸。采用上等的牛柳与猪后腿肉制成,难怪吃起来口感QQ嫩嫩。

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Supper, Part 2!  There’s always additional room for dessert.

Just a minute’s walk from the Congee stall, a bowl of heavenliness was waiting for me. A plain-looking bowl of sweet ginko with white fungus, you might say. There is something unique about this simple Chinese dessert – the soup. Unlike the ordinary sugar water, its soup base is a lot thicker and stickier, yet not overwhelmingly sweet.

好吃的传统华人甜品!我点的是莲子白果木耳(热)。一点也不夸张,这真的是我喝过最好喝的糖水!从碗里的泡泡变能猜想得到这晚糖水是有些粘稠的,跟我平时喝的稀释糖水很不一样。虽然粘稠,但不腻味,也不会特别甜。最重要的是内料够足,实在是物有所值!

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How can one miss out on the famous Portuguese Egg Tarts of Macau? Also, have you tried their Bird Nest Tarts?? :)

Shredded bird nest embedded in egg white fillings, I found this out-of-the-box creation almost, if not as delicious as the original ones shown below. I wondered if they used real bird nests as ingredients though… they tasted the same as the agar-agar jelly pieces that we normally find in fake bird nest drinks :P

葡式蛋挞谁都知道,但燕窝蛋挞大家都尝过吗?

佩服店家门的创意,蛋白加上燕窝丝便成了另一个生意点子。味道吃起来跟原味的葡式蛋挞很相似,但稍微淡些,也许是少了焦糖的缘故。

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The original Portugese Egg Tarts! Oozing awesomeness in every bite! :D :D

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Tray after tray the egg tarts were swept away by tourists and locals alike. Lord Stow’s Bakery is extremely famous, they have already set foot in HK, Philippines, Thailand, South Korea and Japan!

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Pork Chop Bun

We were also introduced to another local favourite – Pork Chop Bun from Tai Lei Loi Kei.

To be honest I didn’t fancy the bread for it was too hard for my liking. But the marinated pork chop was rich in flavour, probably the reason why it got so phenomenally popular.

又一个当地小吃 - 猪扒包

坦白讲,我并没有很喜欢这个“中式汉堡包”,因为我嫌它的面包太硬。至于猪扒嘛。。调料的确调得很入味,但我想不明白为什么就凭这点这个猪扒包便能红的不清不楚。呵呵。

Portuguese Cuisine (葡式美食)

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Once a Portuguese colony, but only about 2% of Macau’s population today is Portuguese. Yet, it isn’t hard to find an authentic Portuguese restaurant around, just like the one we went to – O’Manuel Cozinha Portuguesa. The place looks more like a dining room of a hospitable local host than a restaurant. Despite its small size, I love the coziness of the mahogany-framed furnishing.

 Appetizer – Clams in Lemon Sauce. Rich seafood taste with a tinge of sourness, refreshing! This was my favourite dish of the meal.

虽然葡萄牙人口只占澳门总人口的百分之二,这里却不难找到正宗的葡式美食。我们来到了阿曼诺葡国餐,与其说是餐馆,到不如说它更像个好客厨师的自家客厅。温馨的木制装潢以及墙上挂满的葡萄牙饰品,不禁让人倍感亲切。

我们点的开胃菜是柠檬蛤。带有清新柠檬味的汤底很有效地掩盖了海物中的腥味,再配上少许的辣椒,这道爽口的开胃菜是我的心头爱!

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Duck Rice – the Portuguese version.
葡式鸭饭

We had the same question marks over our heads when this was brought to the table – where’s the duck meat??

Somewhere hidden in the rice.

 I found the rice a little over-baked, too hard for my liking.

当服务生把这道菜端上桌时,我们无法将它与我们脑海中的“鸭饭”作联想。鸭肉在哪里啊??哦,原来是被“藏”在了米粒之中。

有趣归有趣,但我觉得这个鸭肉烤饭有点烤过头了,像锅巴似的米粒不太讨好我的胃口。

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Portuguese Stew (cozido à portuguesa) - a concoction of salted meat and boiled vegetables. It was said that the composition is solely dependent on the chef’s imagination and budget. Once a favourite food of affluent farmers, it later reached the tables of the urban bourgeoisie and restaurants.

I think my blood pressure went instantly over the rooftop when I took a small bite off the sausage. Way too salty, way too salty.

原是只属于富裕的农家们的餐桌美味,葡萄牙炖饭逐渐地演变成了大众普食。腊味在葡萄牙人的心中扮演了重要的角色,各式各样的腊肠与腊肉配上白饭,不仅方便又很简单。 我拿了一块腊肠,尝了一口。。好咸哦!!

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Grilled Cod Fish

Something about Portuguese cuisine – olive oil and garlic are most commonly used ingredients, seen from this grilled cod fish we had. Being a seafaring nation with an established fishing industry, fish and seafood are akin to Portuguese table staples. The ubiquity of cod in Portuguese cuisine is best represented in the saying that there are 365 ways of cooking cod, one for each day.

橄榄油和大蒜是葡式料理中被广泛使用的成分。作为一个航海与渔业发达的国家,鱼类和海鲜是葡萄牙人的餐桌上的主食,尤其是鳕鱼。有句话说,葡萄牙人总共有365种烹饪鳕鱼的方法,每日一换。

Fusion Food (多国籍料理)

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Deluxe Sashimi
特盛刺身

I think I’m getting more adventurous with food. I used to repel sashimi as I would somewhat associate that with an act of barbarism. With a pat on the shoulder, I overcame my fear at Sky 21. In fact, I actually quite liked the premium sashimi platter presented in front of me, particularly the shrimps and sea urchin. :)

我已经越来越敢于尝试新的食物了。以前的我是很少吃生食的,总觉得那是个有点野蛮的行径。不过这次的澳门之行,我发现了Sky 21的特盛刺身实在好味!尤其是鲜虾与海胆,入口即化,并没有浓浓的生肉味。回到新加坡后,我很想再次回味一下生鱼片的美味,便在Millenia Walk 的一间日本餐厅点了生鱼片套餐。呃,实在是差强人意,失望透顶!在这里就不点名批评到底是哪家餐厅了。但这也证明了生鱼片的是一道很讲究的食品,不是谁都能做得好的。

 

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Tom Yum Goong Fried Rice in Young Coconut
东阴功炒饭酿椰子

The traditional Thai Tom Yum Fried Rice with a Coconut-y twist~! Very generous in portion and seafood.

泰式东阴炒饭的新式烹饪法 – 椰子炒饭!

 

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Imagine this as a Macau version of the Equinox in Singapore, Sky 21 combines fine dining, pubbing, clubbing into one. Its modern Pan-Asian menu offers a plethora of flavours from Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Macanese, Indian and Indonesian cuisines. We sure had a good time drinking, dining and pampering both our gastronomic and photographic desires, at one of the hippest spots in town.

集餐饮、泡吧与夜店于一体,Sky 21是个极具现代感的高空聚会与娱乐场所。其富有新意的食谱泛概了来自日式、泰式、中式、澳门式,与印尼式的混合口味。时尚的室内装潢、绚丽的灯光、270度的户外高空景致,想不陶醉其中都有些困难吧。

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I shall conclude this post with the fantastic vista viewed from the outdoor bar.

I would recommend coming by after nightfall. Recline and stargaze atop of the metropolitan oasis, it would easily make a perfect Friday night, wouldn’t it?  :)

最后,就以一张在户外吧台拍摄的景色来作为文章的收尾吧!

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    • Hello Daniel, thanks for visiting my humble blog and for the compliments! Yours is a lot more professional ;) All the best to you too! Guess we will all meet each other during the award presentation day :)

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  1. Wow ur photos made me hungry!! Love ur blog!
    Jz want to check if u still remember the name of the stall where u ate the ginkgo with white fungus dessert? :)

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  2. Will be heading to Macau in November after winning the $1000 travel voucher from the SG Tweet Frenzy! Getting all excited now after reading all your Macau posts! Definitely will be checking out these recommended food places in Macau when Im there! Lovely photographs btw! :)))

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