Friday, January 31, 2014

Christmas Dinner: Restaurante Platao, Macau

After the 6pm mass at the Cathedral de Se, we proceeded to Senado Square in San Malo which is the main plaza in Macau.  We opted for authentic Portuguese food to sample dishes from the land of the colonizers of Macau before it was handed back to China. There was a long queue but it was nice and cold so we didn't mind waiting.  RESTAURANTE PLATAO is as Portuguese as you can get.  Bacalhau (Cod Fish) is the main ingredient in its menu.  I'd have to say it is similar to Spanish cuisine as most dishes are heavy on the sauce.  But there is a peculiar taste I can't quite describe.  So it might not please every palate.

Grilled Sardines

Grilled Portuguese Sausage

Dinner rolls and butter

Stewed Bacalhau Tongue

Fried Rice Portuguese Style

Baked Bacalhau with Mixed Seafood

 Poached Vegetables

Most of the service crew are Filipinos.  One of them kindly suggested we try their Biscuit Mousse for dessert which is like an ice cream cake with sans rival flavor.  It was yummy.

He was also generous enough to take our group picture.
One ... Two ... Smile!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sights & Scenes of Macau (Dec. 24 - 26, 2013)

After that full meal, it was time to enjoy the sites of Macau. We had some time before we were to attend the 6pm Mass at the Cathedral. 


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Christmas Lunch: Shanghai Min, COD Macau

For Christmas lunch, we headed over to the City of Dreams complex which is merely across The Venetian. After checking out the different restaurants, we decided on SHANGHAI MIN. 

Another sumptuous dimsum meal to celebrate the birth of our Lord.

It was really a feast as my sister went overboard and ordered everything she fancied on the menu.

Jasmine Tea

Toasted Pork Buns
 Fish fillet with mushrooms and peas

Seafood  Fried Rice with cashews

Spinach Dumplings

Spare Ribs on Toast

Chicken Feet
 Roasted Chicken

Sweet Pork wrapped in dough

Toasted Pork Buns

  Here is our 'lazy susan' filled with glorious food

All smiles as we took a break from munching and chewing our feast to pause for a group picture!