Macao Portuguese Egg Tart at Lord Stow original bakery

 

1.Macao Portuguese Tart at Lord Stow original bakery
2.Macao Portuguese Tart at Lord Stow original bakeryPhotography is not allowed but I had a gentle nod when asked if I can shoot. Thanks for being so accommodative.

 

Macao egg tart is probably most iconic version of sweet treat in Macao. One of the oldest and most famous of this English-Portuguese hybrid with this soft custardy filling inside the flaky shell with burnt and caramelised top, is none other than the famous Lord Stow. With a couple of outlets everywhere else, the oldest bakery giving birth to the reputation of Macao Egg Tarts is in Coloane’s central square. And it remains a must visit for what’s being offered isn’t just the sweet pastries alone-there’s so much history to this place and the tale as old as this place is surreal. Every brick and rock and smiles on the people’s faces, churches and all the Instagram worthy spots; they tell a story of their own. The recent trip to Macao with the Macao Tourism Malaysia got me learning so much more about this popular baker.

 

3.Macao Portuguese Tart at Lord Stow original bakery

4.4Macao Portuguese Tart at Lord Stow original bakery 4.Chapel of St. Francis Xavier

Chapel of St. Francis Xavier (Read up the history of this Chapel here: http://en.macaotourism.gov.mo/sightseeing/

 

9.Up and coming ig hot spot in MacaoTake your time here.There is plenty of tourist spot, including some up and coming ig hit spot in Coloane Town

 

5.Macao Portuguese Tart at Lord Stow original bakery
6.Macao Portuguese Tart at Lord Stow original bakeryOther pastry and breads sold to the locals in this peaceful town.

 

7.Macao Portuguese Tart at Lord Stow original bakery

 

Macau egg tarts were initially and commonly considered a Portuguese import. But in my opinion, it is very much defined by the origin of early influences from both British, as imported from Hong Kong, and tuned with cream pastry by Portuguese immigrants, and made to the likings of local Chinese. With the birth of this pastry treat, and the effort put into continuing the legacy, it is safe to say that Portuguese Egg Tart is synonymous with one of what defines Macao (or at least, the tourism of Macao).

 

8.Macao Portuguese Tart at Lord Stow original bakery
Portuguese Egg Tart is one sweet treat that is synonymous with what defines Macao (or at least, the tourism of Macao). Here is a good place to visit whilst grabbing some of these freshly baked egg tarts.

 

 

Lord Stow’s first bakery is located at:
1 Rua do Tassara, Coloane Town Square, Macau
Tel: (+853) 2888 2534
Opening Hours:
Open Daily 7am – 10pm
https://www.lordstow.com
Tel: (+853) 2888 2534
GPS: 22.1181731,113.549123

 

Chapel of St. Francis Xavier is at:
Rua do Caetano, Largo Eduardo Marques, Coloane
Opening hours: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
GPS: 22.1168916,113.54929

 

Content made possible by Macao Government Tourism Office Malaysia and check out all the other food places I’ve reviewed with #sycookiesxMacao . Food places I have covered in Macao is also pinned on Gastronomy Macao map , so this hopefully would be a great help for reference for anyone planning on a Macao food trip.

 

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Authentic porky meal at Yeah Cuisine, Jalan Awan (Ampang)

Yeah Cuisine at Jalan Awan Ampang

Yeah cuisine shouts authentic and delicious flavour at Jalan Awan, Ampang. They’ll tell you to go for the pork patty. They’ll tell you it’s a juicy bite of delicious umami minced with fresh herbs and sweet meat. And they’d be right. It is. Meals are available up until 3pm. And it’s well worth doing. Minced pork patty- isn’t too fat or too coarsely minced, but it wasn’t paste like either, the right fat-to-meat ratio. Pork patties serving on top of warm rice, this is the kind of bowl you will look forward to. I would of course like it with more vegetable but the salted fish in the patty was so amazing I didn’t mind the lack of vegetable.
With a variant of patties available to top that steaming fluff of white rice, choose from Coriander Pork Patty, Salted fish Pork Patty or even Dried Squid Patty, which by the way is very umami packed. The best thing is, noodle is available. Pork patty will rest on a bed of braised pork so if the patty isn’t quite what you are feeling, go for the Braised Pork Rice. Cubes of fat and meat layer from the pork belly with our staple grains and a whole braised egg is so good. Did I mention the bowls each comes with a sinful spoonful of fried lard? I swear to you it was some mixed emotions but if your stomach (or artery veins in this case) have only quota or space for one thing, then go for the pork patty.

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such generous spoonful of pork lard (CYC)- dayuuummm..

Should you have more space in the stomach, or more people to share your meal, then get a Chinese burger. The white cottony soft and fluffy mantao bun was so good with the dried squid pork patty. With the right thickness for the right amount of chew and plenty of umami from the dried squids, and the patty slightly bigger than the bao, every bite is enjoyably assured to have meat in it. Cleverly sandwich with some pickled vegetable, this can actually be a meal on its own. Other snacking option isn’t as interesting but it was really good to offer for variety. Especially for neighbouring patrons, Yeah cuisine can have you screaming for meal time every now and then when thinking of comfort food of honest serving. The restaurant is not stingy with their ingredients.7.yeah cuisinec

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Noodle is a great breakfast option but oh that rice roll…. And that curry… Malaysians will swear on that authentic curry is an entitlement and this Hakka heritage delivers an inimitable complex flavour that’s closer to the roots of Hakka palate. I personally feel that Hakka dishes are a little heavier when it comes to flavour but it is what makes them unique in defining their culinary history.

Yeah Cuisine is located at:
No. 53, Jalan Awan, Kuala Ampang,
68000 Ampang, Selangor
Daily Hours: 7:30am – 3:00pm
Phone: 017-310 1783
GPS: 3.1658113,101.748872
Facebook: https://mobile.facebook.com/yeahcuisine

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Making Portuguese Egg Tart with Portuguese Chef in Macao before an authentic Portuguese meal at Le Cesar (old Taipa)

I made my first Macao Portuguese Egg Tart and had the tastiest rice dish ever!

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The most amazing people you can travel with (L-R): Sharon, Fish, Jixin, Tino, Ophelia, Zee Luei, yours truly ( yes, I am amazing to travel with and this self-praise is not an understatement. Haha. ), Willy, Jess.

Portuguese tart or egg tart, or Macau egg tart. Whatever it is that you are calling it, we know for sure that this creation is born synonymously with what defines modern Macao. No tourists visit Macao without eating a bite of egg tart, myself included. I am a big fan of food and its origin, but being able to bake my very own Portuguese egg tart in Macao? That’s probably one of the highlights at my recent engagement with the MGTO Malaysia. Attending this workshop at the Le Cesar restaurant was quite an amazing experience. Skip the workshop if you are no fan of baking but never skip dining at Le Cesar. They served me the best rice I’ve ever had.

Le Cesar boasts the kind of bright and airy roominess and while there may not be stunning views elusive to many grand hotel and resorts, the space here is polished, with warm yellow lighting, punctuated in the right places with absolute cosy and calmness. There is a bar and a good dining space that could serve as their workshop area. Dishes are based on Portuguese traditional recipes, and nothing seemed simple at this modest-looking establishment. Starting with the appetizers, and we are looking at cod fish cakes with black-eyed bean salad-my favourite. Followed by the Portuguese “pata negra” 24 months smoked ham and the Sauteed clams in white wine, Portuguese style of course. And another winner, the Octopus salad Portuguese style. All with a lovely pairing of wine of your choice. Did I mention the owner imports Portuguese wines and supplies them to the local business?

1.1Portuguese meal at Le Cesar (old Taipa)

1.Portuguese meal at Le Cesar (old Taipa)

2.Portuguese meal at Le Cesar (old Taipa)

3.3Portuguese meal at Le Cesar (old Taipa)

3.Portuguese meal at Le Cesar (old Taipa)

Dipping bread into the broth in the clams were crazy mixed of emotions on the palate. The squeeze of lemon into the savoury sweetness from the wine was delicious fantastic as an appetizer.

4.Portuguese meal at Le Cesar (old Taipa)

The champion has got to be the Wet fish and prawn rice. It was insanely delicious, it got me a little angry and frustrated having to think of where I would have to go for the exact same thing in Malaysia. There is a longer cooking time required for this particular dish but it was totally worth the wait. Each bite was packed with flavours down to each and every single grain, with prawns so fresh and delicious it’s almost like tasting sea. Completing the meal with meat on the menu, we had Grill black pork, not just any part- the feather’s blade. Served with choice of potato chips house made with whole potato, or creamy spinach. We were pampered and spoilt by the owner when dessert is being served with wine, you had no idea how much guilt I had when I started counting the calories.

5.Portuguese meal at Le Cesar (old Taipa)

5.5Portuguese meal at Le Cesar (old Taipa)

6.Portuguese meal at Le Cesar (old Taipa)

7.Portuguese meal at Le Cesar (old Taipa)

8.Portuguese meal at Le Cesar (old Taipa)

9.Portuguese meal at Le Cesar (old Taipa)

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10.Portuguese meal at Le Cesar (old Taipa)

11.Portuguese meal at Le Cesar (old Taipa)

12.1Portuguese meal at Le Cesar (old Taipa)

12.Portuguese meal at Le Cesar (old Taipa)

My first Pastel de nata!

13.Portuguese meal at Le Cesar (old Taipa)

Chef Pedro Quintantiro patiently guiding us through his workshop

Things only gets better when at this point, egg tarts we made from the workshop prior to being seated for our meal were out of the oven! Freshly baked! Making it without anyone’s help probably contribute to the excitement. Ok I lied. It is obvious but I didn’t get too much help from chef- maybe because I was good at it? (puked at this self-praising statement at this point of writing). But it was so much fun at the workshop it would be a great activity for not only the locals, tourists as well.

14.1Making Portuguese Egg Tart with Portuguese Chef in Macao before an authentic Portuguese meal at Le Cesar (old Taipa)

14.Making Portuguese Egg Tart with Portuguese Chef in Macao before an authentic Portuguese meal at Le Cesar (old Taipa)

15.1Making Portuguese Egg Tart with Portuguese Chef in Macao before an authentic Portuguese meal at Le Cesar (old Taipa)

15.Making Portuguese Egg Tart with Portuguese Chef in Macao before an authentic Portuguese meal at Le Cesar (old Taipa)

Jess and I, we bonded over raw eggs.

Here’s some useful information courtesy of Fish (thank goodness someone was taking notes):
1.The price and the duration:
Price: 200.00 mop/person
Duration: around 45 minutes

2.The participants get to make at least 2 egg tarts whilst sipping your complimentary house wine (from Portugal of course)

3. Minimum and maximum headcount per workshop:
Minimum: 10 pax
Maximum: 50 pax

4. How to apply?
Contact Le Cesar via telephone +853 6252 6530 or email epld.dg@gmail.com , or pm them on Facebook.

Le Cesar (Old Taipa) is located at:
300 Rua Direita Carlos Eugénio, Chun Weng Kok, G/F – Old Taipa, Macau.
Reservations: +853 2857 6682
Parking: Street and new large public car park (2 minutes walk)
Hours: Monday to Friday: 12:00 – 15:00. 18:00 – 23:00. Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 – 23:00.
Social Media: www.instagram.com/lecesaroldtaipa
GPS: 2.153535,113.55825

Content made possible by Macao Government Tourism Office Malaysia . Big thanks to Chef Pedro Quantantiro for being so willing in sharing his baking tips and owner Mr Diogo Giraldes for putting up with my nonsense.
Also read about my Macao stories with #sycookiesxMacao , and other posts of Sycookies Food Travelogue when I travel out of Klang Valley for food.

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Anchor Food Professionals Launches Moodmojee

 

Boosting the mood with dairy beverages, Anchor Food Professionals returns to debut six new dairy beverages following the success of their previous campaigns. Except previously, was showcased in food and this time around, cleverly done in beverages. These creative non- alcoholic beverages were conceptualized and created by Anchor Food Professionals chefs to showcase the delicious possibilities of dairy in beverages, bringing a sip of global trends to Malaysian consumers. This dairy foodservice leader from New Zealand is consistently exciting its customers by sharing new ideas and ways of doing things, this time around enticing mood with some crazy creative construction promising a melange of delicious possibilities within sips of delights.

 

We are looking at texture and flavour to lift the mood and the whimsical profile of each beverages to create emotions on the tongue. Lemon Mint Meringue puts together rich lemon with a hint of refreshing mint and with the crushed and blended ice, is ready to quench your thirst. And what can never go wrong is the White Chocoffee when the blend of white coffee mix is put together with chocolate and peanut butter. While these already lightening the mood at the table, the Kaya-Nika Fusion beguiled me with their presentation before getting me hooked onto the delicious layers of sweet and creamy with traditional `kaya’, `gula melaka’, `pulut’ and red beans. This one is truly Malaysian and I must highlight that piece of toast piercing through creamy brim of the mason jar. It was ridiculously delicious eating the rich buttery toast with icy cold bites of actual lumps of pulut rice and red beans- this could be a dessert on its own.

 

Anchor Food Professionals Launches Moodmojee  (1) Here in Love Tea F&B, these mood settlers are priced at RM 12.90 each. First 100 customers can grab your stress ball with cute emoji for free!
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The Moodmojee campaign will see Anchor Food Professionals partnering with fifteen food & beverage customers in both Peninsular and East Malaysia, where these creamy creations will be introduced in phases nationwide starting from November 2018 until January 2019. Expect to see this clogging the social media feed and these Mood Boosters are available in Selangor in Choon Guan Coffee Shop and Gafe Kafe. Other locations throughout Peninsular Malaysia include Love Tea F&B, Living Room (Johor), Cofeology Café & Restaurant (Malacca), Overstepped (Kedah), La Taste (Kedah & Penang), Lavish Fusion Bakery, HIVE by Love A Loaf (Penang), Family Confectionary and Baker’s Hut (Perak). In East Malaysia, you can sip and enjoy these beverages in Delight Factory, Chub’s Grill, Chiu’s Café, and Lucky Bean in Sabah.

 

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Love Tea CAfe is located at :
NO 1206 JALAN KASTURI 36/45,INDAHPURA 81000,KULAI JOHOR
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/pages/category/Restaurant/Love-Tea
GPS:1.6373502,103.624830

 

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Tromba Rija Authentic Portuguese Buffet

 

What started from humble business as a local butcher and wine tavern shop, Tromba Rija at the Macao Tower is now one with some of the popular Portuguese dishes to offer when visiting Macao. More so if you are paying a visit to the Macao tower. The AJ Hackett Macau Tower Bungy Jump is 233m / 764ft high, making the jump a Guinness World Record for the Highest Commercial Bungy Jump in the world. Now if that is not a reason to visit, think about the authentic Portuguese dishes with quality ingredients, and great ratio of spice and flavour. While the restaurant is decorated in contemporary elements with an adoption of rustic, family style design, from setting, to the most prominent details in decorations, Tromba Rija still serves the flavour of home like delicacy. Here at the Macau Tower, we find cold cuts, platters, signature dishes of both cold and hot, as well as local Macanese cuisine.

 

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Bungy jumping from the top of the tower or stroll around the perimeter at the observation deck-Observation deck operating hours: 10:00am-9:00pm (Mon-Fri) and 9:00am-9:00pm (Weekends & Public Holidays)

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Portuguese tart is prevalent in Macao, loved by the locals, and popular amongst the tourists. The mini tarts on their buffet spread was lovely. Glazed on the outside, beautifully moist in the middle, it’s glorious. But the dish that blew me away was an impossibly perfect pastry bites with salted cod- a Macanese specialty.

Tromba Rija Authentic Portuguese Buffet

 

The next time anyone needed to squeeze a jump and a meal on the very same day, with a taste of Portuguese and authentic Macanese spread of quality ingredients and top meticulous services, here is one to consider. But I wouldn’t recommend squeezing your itinerary in Macao. Take your time and the country has got so much more to offer, other than blings of glamorous casino and churches.

Food places I have covered in Macao is also pinned on Gastronomy Macao map , so this hopefully would be a great help for reference for anyone planning on a Macao food trip.

 

Also read about my food trail in Macao, and other posts of Sycookies Food Travelogue when I travel out of Klang Valley for food.

 

Tromba Rija is located at :
G/F, Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre
Reservations: (853) 2896 2878
Note: All prices are in MOP and subject to a 10% service charge.
Lunch serves at 12pm-2:30pm and dinner at 6:30 pm- 11 pm
https://www.macautower.com.mo/tower-overview/ Prices starting form 170 MOP for lunch and 370 MOP for dinner.

Snacking and Eating down Heritage and Cultural exploration in Macao (Macau)

 

I’ve seen some of the prettiest view and some very photogenic places when exploring the UNESCO Heritage site, and at the same time snacking and eating whilst enjoying some of the most beautiful and unique charm of Macao.
If anyone is keen with the history of Macao for most things, in particularly the origin and heritage of Macanese and its food, consider taking a stroll down the lane of exploration at the prominent historical locations. To truly understand the deep roots of Macanese cuisine, one needs to look further than just the Portuguese influence. Surely the influences were inevitably big as foundations in Macao but the transformation were distinctively notable in the Macanese cuisine. The birth of Macanese and the multicultural layers that formed modern Macao is very interesting even more so if you are a history buff. The Macao Museum is a good place to start. Tucked inside the Mont Fortress, with the ground surrounded by a beautiful panoramic view of the city.

 
Snacking and Eating down Heritage and Cultural exploration in Macao (Macau)

Mount FortressMount Fortress 2.Man Kei Eatery (文记咖啡面食)Plenty of wall at Mount Fortress Macao but once reaching the top, which wasn't too challenging with some escalators and paved walkway, is amazing. Killer view awaits.
Macao Museum Macao Street Rua Felicidade Macao (Macau) Ruin’s of St Paul’s , Mount Fortress, Macao Museum, Rua Felicidade

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Snacking and Eating down Heritage and Cultural exploration in Macao (Macau)Freshly baked almond cookies.

19.(壹燕糖甜品) – Bird Nest egg tartPortuguese Egg Tart- this one is with a twist. Can you see the bird nest right in the middle? Read about this HERE

Some useful information from this post:

Museum Macao and Mont Fortress is at:
112 PRACETA DO MUSEU DE MACAU
澳門博物館前地112號
GPS: 22.1929656,113.5396276
Opens daily from 10am-6pm , Closed Monday

Ruin’s of St Paul’s and Rua Felicidade at:
GPS:22.1977708,113.53864 and 22.1944554,113.53542

 

Food places I have covered in Macao is also pinned on Gastronomy Macao map , so this hopefully would be a great help for reference for anyone planning on a Macao food trip. Those struggling with Chinese and Portuguese like I do when planning a trip to Macao, you are welcome- navigating in Macau without these two languages was a pain for me! Now this would be so much easier, these places were all blogged HERE
This content is made possible by the Macao Govenrment Tourism Office (MGTO) Malaysia when I was invited for a Food Hunt in conjunction with the #2018macaoyearofgastronomy

 

Also read about my food trail in Macao, and other posts of Sycookies Food Travelogue when I travel out of Klang Valley for food.

 

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Authentic Macanese food at La Famiglia 葡意之家 , Macao (Macau)

 

La Famiglia’s vibrance totally reflects the rich heritage behind Macanese cuisine, blending the roots of Chinese with the legacy of Portuguese, expounding an interesting diverse and influence of history in culinary reflected in signature cuisines in Macao. It is a great place to dine in comfort and ambiance filled with positive vibes only. The Macanese Gastronomy was inscribed on the Macao Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2012 and this in my opinion is truly the most accurate identification that constitutes the uniqueness of culinary Macao. Tracing in time from during the 16th and 17th century to the ports of Africa and Southeast Asia, Macanese is the marriage of Portuguese and local Chinese as Portugal inhabit the land that grew not only in size since then. There is influence of international spices traced back from Africa to India and Melaka, with Chinese techniques and ingredients cooked in traditional Portuguese dishes. The birth of this is the delicious Macanese dishes we are having today.

 

The arrangement and seats were in such of a culture which explicitly highlights the importance of meals being enjoyed in a wholesome manner with family- a rich culture of the Macanese. To start the meal, our host, chef Florita Alves, a Macanese with so much passion in her food and restaurant, welcomed us with an introduction to the most staple Portuguese appetiser with a platter beautifully arranged with a smorgasbord of a combination of Macanese and Portuguese Deep Fried Snacks- the “Sortido.s. de Fritos Macaenses”. At this point, some might have had the same thought that went through my head when these Portuguese names starts popping up. And if you are wondering if Chinese or Macanese in Macao actually still reads Protuguese words? Well I was told only a small percentage does that. Either way the names are still all over the country and that could perhaps spell the root and presence of the heritage. But language aside, the platter is undoubtedly an integration of perfect combination proven not impossible. La Famiglia gave us bites of history and tradition beyond a mere satisfaction on the palate through prominent flavours.

 

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“Sortido.s. de Fritos Macaenses”- Assorted Macanese and Portuguese Deep Fried Snacks (Bacalhau Balls, Chilicote, Chamusas, Rissois, Meat Croquettes, Stuffed Roll Bread

 

Moving to mains was when the meal becomes even more interesting. Even though I did not personally enjoy the duck rice on its own, I fancy the pairing of it with African Chicken – a Macanese classic dish marinated in a special chilli sauce, grilled and then baked. Others were given in big, bold flavours, whether you’re in the mood for pig or fish. From farm to sea harvest, Macanese cooking sure gives a splash of familiarity to those of us who has tasted the flavours of South East Asia. Take the Suckling Pig for instance. It wasn’t anything too overly different from what’s served at most Chinese weddings, except the pig comes in whole and that it is slightly meatier with the similar Candy crackling-like crispy layer of skin over the meat.

 



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6.La Famiglia 葡意之家 , Macao (Macau) “Arroz de Pato” Duck Rice
“Galinha Africana” African Chicken – A Macanese classic dish marinated in a special chilli sauce, grilled and baked
“Leitao Assado” Portuguese Suckling Pig – Roasted suckling pig dish marinated in home made spices

 

My personal favourite has got to be the Portuguese baked cod fish with carrot and cream sauce. It is uncommon to have cod fish in other cooking method aside from the conventional steam or grill. That probably contributes to how I find this particular dish tantalisingly amusing. Florita was kind enough serve the us with simple sautéed vegetable. I can never be anymore grateful. To be honest, I think I might have quietly walloped the entire serving.

 

Desserts aren’t this famiglia’s strongest suit. But I must emphasize that Portuguese dessert are a lot sweeter than what we Malaysians have accustomed when it comes to sweet profile. And if you follow tightly to my palate then you’d probably know my scale of acceptance when it comes to sweets. However, coconut did earn extra credit for the panna cotta here. Plus the fresh tang from the mango puree, it was good if not great thou I’d still skip this one for anything else on the street perhaps?

 


14.La Famiglia 葡意之家 , Macao (Macau)

14.La Famiglia 葡意之家 , Macao (Macau) (2)“Bacalhau Espiritual” – Traditional Portuguese baked cod fish with carrot and cream sauce
“Vegetais Salteados” Sauteed Vegetables
“Coconut Panna Cotta with Mango Puree

 

If anyone is keen with the history of Macao for most things, in particularly the origin and heritage of Macanese then take a stroll down the lane of exploration at the prominent historical locations. I’ve seen some of the prettiest view and some very photogenic places. Read about my Snacking and Eating down heritage and cultural exploration HERE

 

This content is made possible by the Macao Govenrment Tourism Office (MGTO) Malaysia when I was invited for a Food Hunt in conjunction with the #2018macaoyearofgastronomy

 

Also read about my food trail in Macao, and other posts of Sycookies Food Travelogue when I travel out of Klang Valley for food.

 

La Famiglia is located in Taipa at:
氹仔花朵圍6-12號,木鐸街76號
Taipa, Ilhas, Macau
76 R. dos Clerigos, Macau
Daily: 12pm- 10:30pm
Tel: +853 2857 6131
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/famiglia.macau/

 

Food places I have covered in Macao is also pinned on Gastronomy Macao map , so this hopefully would be a great help for reference for anyone planning on a Macao food trip. Those struggling with Chinese and Portuguese like I do when planning a trip to Macao, you are welcome- navigating in Macau without these two languages was a pain for me! Now this would be so much easier, these places were all blogged HERE

 

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2018 Macao Year of Gastronomy Food Hunt

 

To say that Macau is all about Casinos and hotels would be a vast understatement. Long before the blinking lights and polished floors that draws millions of visitors that is generating folds of revenue so much more than Las Vegas each year, Macao was no more than just a trading port rented to the Portugal. Today, we see Macao in being massive with reclaimed land and renown for the glam and shiny high rises, baccarat, and other signs of modern life. The Historic Centre of Macau, which is entirely in the Macau Peninsula, became a World Heritage Site in 2005 and is magnificent heritages unveiling their wonderful stories. Food as cultural heritage is closely tied and recently in the UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, what better way to experience the charm of Macao if not through their food?

The Macao Government celebrated the occasion with a promising series of activities lined up in corresponding to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) mission of using creativity as a driver for sustainable urban development. As the third Creative City of Gastronomy in China, after Chengdu and Shunde, 2018 Macao Year of Gastronomy is absolutely the perfect opportunity for anyone from all over the world to experience the charm and creativity of what Macao can offer. In the recent participation of Food Hunt organised by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), we experience Macao food with fun, laughter, and bonds of new friendship and friendly coalition.

 

2.macao mgto 2018 Food and places Macao (Macau)1.macao mgto 2018 Food and places Macao (Macau)From left: Jess, Jixin, Fish, Sharon, me, Will

 

There might have been an interpretation of what is offered in Macao but the heritage of Chinese and Portuguese from the past and present of modern fusion and influences is always ever exiting as this global pantry continuously offering both local and international innovative of possible creativity in culinary. This Food Hunt have us racing in teams to eat at designated food stops in the shortest time and both trendy and classic gourmet had showcased the diversity of food choices in Macao. What a way to experience Macao!

 

2. Macao street pink1 Macao instagram worthy street

 

Here are six within walking distance and the list comprises some fancy creativity alongside classy selections of signature Macao food adored by the locals themselves. Some I was told, have been selling for decades. Take Man Kei Eatery (文记咖啡面食) for start. Like most local diners, whetting the appetite of locals and tourists alike, they humbly offer flavours that hit all the right gastronomic notes. With a succulent cut of chicken chop nestled in a gloriously crispy bun, this shop inspires queues snacking outside and a must try that’ll make you fall in love with Macao. I make new friend with this local patron outside this shop.

 

1.Man Kei Eatery (文记咖啡面食) 2.Man Kei Eatery (文记咖啡面食)3.Man Kei Eatery (文记咖啡面食)Chicken Polo Bun (MOP 22)

 

Speaking of tiny shop with delicious offering, Feng Cheng Zhen Ji (凤城珍记)showed us how fish can be folded into crispy parcels before deep frying and at the same time tastes uniquely intriguing. Sui Gao is lusciously filled generously with lightly minced pork, leaving satisfying bites of crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.

 

6.Feng Cheng Zhen Ji(凤城珍记)7.Feng Cheng Zhen Ji(凤城珍记)
5.Feng Cheng Zhen Ji(凤城珍记)4.Feng Cheng Zhen Ji(凤城珍记)
Deep Fried Fish wanton & Sui Gao 炸鱼角水饺 (MOP110)

 

In recognition of the vital role street food plays on Macao’s gastronomic scene, the renown Michelin guide has added a merited category dedicated to their guide. From Shunde steam milk pudding, coconut pudding to Portuguese egg tarts with clever twist of versatility, the most popular snacks deliver a bite-sized gastronomic world tour on the streets of Macao. Taking a walk on the streets filled with Chinese and Portuguese signs and road name was a challenge but interacting with the locals as the gastronomic adventure took place was one of the loveliest experience. Smooth scoops of tofufa dessert and cooling spoonful of coconut pudding were seriously one of the best kind of dessert one can ask for. The coconut pudding was a first time for me to actually realised that I could have so much emotions on pudding.

 

10.Li Kangji @ Firma U Tac Hong (李康记) – steamed milk pudding 9.Feng Cheng Zhen Ji(凤城珍记) 8.Feng Cheng Zhen Ji(凤城珍记) 11.Li Kangji @ Firma U Tac Hong (李康记) – steamed milk pudding 14.K.Dessert ,Tang Ge (糖阁)-Whole Coconut Pudding 13.K.Dessert ,Tang Ge (糖阁)-Whole Coconut Pudding 12.K.Dessert ,Tang Ge (糖阁)-Whole Coconut PuddingSteamed milk pudding (MOP15/big & MOP9/small) and Whole Coconut Pudding (28 MOP)

 

For those who want to take a walk on the nifty side when it comes to bites sizes of tarts, head for your share of Bacalhau Tart (马介休挞)- a signature Portugal ingredient made of cod inside a tart or Sardine Tart 沙丁挞 (18 MOP) at Sab 8 café. That or the famous Portuguese tart, with bird nest on it at Yī yàn táng tiánpǐn (壹燕糖甜品) for those seeking fancier selection. Myself was not overly convinced with this one but it sure is a tourist favourite.

15.Café Sab8 17.sab 8 salted cod fish tart 16.Café Sab8. 19.(壹燕糖甜品) – Bird Nest egg tart Macau 18.(壹燕糖甜品) – Bird Nest egg tart Bacalhau Tart 马介休挞 (20 MOP) & Sardine Tart 沙丁挞 (18 MOP)
Bird Nest egg tart (15 MOP)

 

Places we covered within walking distance in 2 hours, also pinned on Gastronomy Macao map . Those struggling with Chinese and Portuguese like I do when a trip to Macao, you are welcome- navigating in Macau without these two languages was a pain for me!

 

Man Kei Eatery (文记咖啡面食) – Chicken Polo Bun (MOP 22)
Monday to Sunday (8am- 6pm) , Closed Saturday
GPS: 22.1952796,113.538245

Feng Cheng Zhen Ji(凤城珍记) – Deep Fried Fish wanton & Sui Gao 炸鱼角水饺 (MOP110)
11am – 11.30pm Daily
GPS: 22.195826,113.539485

K.Dessert ,Tang Ge (糖阁)-Whole Coconut Pudding (28MOP)
G/F, Yonglian Building,
Daily 11am – 930pm
GPS: 22.2011654,113.54519

Li Kangji @ Firma U Tac Hong (李康记) – steamed milk pudding (15 MOP/big & 9 MOP/small)
Monday to Sunday (8am- 6pm), Closed Wednesday
GPS: 22.1958573,113.5381139

(壹燕糖甜品) – Bird Nest egg tart (15 MOP)
Daily 12–11pm

GPS: 22.1937966,113.5379467

Café Sab8- Bacalhau Tart 马介休挞 (20 MOP) & Sardine Tart 沙丁挞 (18 MOP)
Daily 12-7pm, Closed Thursday
GPS: 22.1963876,113.5383603

 

Also read about my food trail in Macao, and other posts of Sycookies Food Travelogue when I travel out of Klang Valley for food.

 

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Quiznos Sub at Jaya Shopping Center

Quiznos Sub Malaysia

 

Quiznos Sub first opened their doors in Malaysia years back and is still serving fresh and quality ingredients with all their recipes for bread, soup, and dressings developed in house so know that the flavour profile will be distinctly exclusive. And just like every other sandwich outlet, toasted sandwiches have long been practiced since it’s been heard off. Yet what sets them apart from many and mainly their main competitors is the fact that the whole sandwich is toasted and that the crunchy sensation is exquisitely memorable. Speaking of crunchy sensation, the bread on the pizza is nothing doughy or bread alike. Thin crust almost crackling crunchy was a stealer.

 

1.Quiznos Sub

2.Quiznos Sub

 

This sandwich kiosk offers a comprehensive best for on the go or takeaway including sandwiches, pizzas, waffle fries and soups for any seeking the comforting warm and creamy start. But the astounding selection has never been any closer to our heart when they roll out their recent highlight – The Laksa Sub. That’s right you heard it right and you hear it first here on foodeverywhere. Who needs a bowl when you can have laksa in a sub? Big chucks of real chicken meat with succulent and juicy bites and the tang that’s tantalising, this one just will just leave you astoundingly anticipating their next season menu – the green curry. Look out for that as well.

 

4.Quiznos Sub

 

Quiznos Sub scores points for its smart packaging, and for the quality of their servings if not the quantity, though the fillings tuna evoke a sense of déjà vu. The bread though, invariably has a crispier outer crunch, tastes fresh. Mesquite chicken comes with the generous tiles of moist, tender chicken, cheddar cheese, tomato, onion, lettuce and ranch dressing. Choose between sub or pizza and pay RM 12.20 or RM 18.80 for either a 4 inch or a 8 inch sub and RM 13.10 for this as a pizza. Tuna sub here with a choice of wheat bread here has tuna, cheddar cheese, tomato, lettuce and red vinaigrette. And for all the meat monsters out there, fret not because there is the zesty steak to load up that protein in your meal. This one has got steak, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, onion, mushroom, sweet honey mustard and zesty grille sauce.

 

5.Quiznos Sub

6.Quiznos Sub

 

Those or the Classic Italian with rosemary parmesan bread. This best seller comes with the chicken ham, beef salami, beef pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, tomato, onion, olive, lettuce and red vinaigrette. Pay about RM8.40 for a 4 inch and RM13.10 for a 8 inch for a sub or go with the pizza for RM 9.30.

 

7.Quiznos Sub

.Quiznos Sub

 

Appreciate this healthier grab and go option with all the fine and premium ingredients and skip the frizzy drink if you can. This certainly is a cleaner meal at any time of the day.

 

3.Quiznos Sub

 

This tasting session is at Quiznos Jaya, at:
LG-K7, Lower Ground Floor,
Jaya Shopping Centre, Jalan Semangat,
46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
GPS: 3.1652113,101.6065873
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QuiznosMalaysia/

 

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Samgeori Butcher’s BBQ @ Trec KL (YG Republique Malaysia)

 

Korean restaurants can be found dotted all over town these days, with most joints offering trendy and fashionable fusion dishes. It is not difficult to settle with one that has a lot of fancy stuffs or variants of popular in-trend flavours- most of which are much promoted by the K-pop culture. Speaking of K-pop, Samgeori Butcher’s 삼거리 푸주간 is probably the only one that serves classic BBQ grilled meats of the best quality. This BBQ grill restaurant was inaugurated and celebrated with Big Bang’s member Seungri at the launch so look out for his signature on the wall when you visit.

 

Review on blog at: https://wp.me/p1tyh7-29k

 

The dining room – like the menu – is most authentic and elegantly comfortable; with impressive space to ensure good ventilation, and warm lighting to set the mood. Prices are not impressively but the meats are crazy delicious. The table-top grill was heated before the meat was added, leading to the gentle charred, with a tender centre and a decent line of buttery fat along one side.

 

Review on blog at: https://wp.me/p1tyh7-29k

Review on blog at: https://wp.me/p1tyh7-29k

 

Together with this meat set : Butcher’s Sampler (RM 210) of four different meat cuts, is a complimentary soup of either kimchi jiggae, dwenjang jiggae, and hot pepper soup. I sampled both kimchi jiggae and dwenjang jiggae and I’ll have to say that the first was satisfying, pleasingly spicy and sour from the well-aged cabbage it contained; and the second was comfortingly containing a generous quantity of deliciously tender shredded beef, the bowl of soup was rich and yummy.

 

Review on blog at: https://wp.me/p1tyh7-29k

 

Don’t expect an entire table filled with pickled vegetables and kimchi because we are looking at aged meat cuts preparing to steal the limelight. Iberico neck, belly, shoulder and abanico is a must for pork lover. But Samgeori Butcher’s 삼거리 푸주간 serves not only premium pork & beef that is crazy delicious because there are other dishes thats really good. The Butchers Pork Fried Rice (RM 25) is lovely with meat and a bright sunny side up. The plump grains were resonant with aged kimchi and sesame oil, I enjoyed it very much.

 

Review on blog at: https://wp.me/p1tyh7-29k

Review on blog at: https://wp.me/p1tyh7-29k

Review on blog at: https://wp.me/p1tyh7-29k

 

Samgeori Butcher’s isn’t known for its sparkling service, but I found the staff warm and efficient. Requesting to have our meats grilled on behalf of us did not have them slacking and not practising their standard operation professionally. Every meat cut was presented to us prior to grilling. Pancake brought over from K-pub and the squid and pork skin cooked at your table

 

Review on blog at: https://wp.me/p1tyh7-29k

Review on blog at: https://wp.me/p1tyh7-29k

Review on blog at: https://wp.me/p1tyh7-29k

Review on blog at: https://wp.me/p1tyh7-29k

 

Samgeori Butcher is located at Trec KL:
HG-01 & HG-02 Hive, TREC, 438, Jalan Tun Razak,
50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 03-2110 4104
http://www.ygrepublique.com.my/3geori-butchers.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YGREPUBLIQUEKL/
12pm-3pm (Lunch) / 6pm-2am (Dinner)
GPS: 3.14075,101.72099

 

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Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

Early evening, the month of MIGF celebration, and the walkway to the Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant at the east tower of Berjaya times Square hotel were spacious. The restaurant was commodious, separated from the hustling noises from the street, high up on the 14th floor , with a killer view of KL city skyline. Staffs were all working in the wing, and essentially showing much enthusiasm to serve our table of 8. The chef’s table experience excels in their own way as part of the dining experience when customers were separated from the glass enclosed cooking space, providing diners with a view of the culinary action, without the heat of the noise.

With more than 24 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, Chef Val Murugan’s superintendence has earned Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant multiple awards with the most recent being Best Fine-Dining Restaurant, World Gourmet Award (2017) and the prestigious Malaysia International Gourmet Festival, MIGF (2015).

1.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

In conjunction with the MIGF 2018, Samplings on the Fourteenth currently offers special MIGF Macao Cuisine with a 3-course set dinner priced at RM 178 nett per set. Showcasing Protugese Squid Salad as appetiser before a comfort soup of potato and kale to warm the get the palate ready for the entree of Macao Garlic Prawn and the main course of hyperminimalist treats of either Grilled Fillet of Marble 7 Wagyu Tenderloin or the Confit of Soon Hock.

2.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

3.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

4.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018) (2)

5.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

Both the entre and main happened to be my personal favourite for the evening. Macao Garlic Prawn were delightfully cooked beautifully and cleverly seasoned for a tantalising bite. I like both the prawn and the fish. The chef served not only fine seafood, but also steak that is likeable. Would have been greater if they checked the preferred cooking time for our meat – this one was a little cooked but given the friendly service with such gorgeous view; one would enjoy the ambiance enough to not remember what’s lacking in their dishes.

6.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

7.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

8.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

9.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

Sweet finishing demonstrated how we shouldn’t judge a dish by its plating but the Serradura and Macaron could really use a little styling work.

10.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

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For further enquiries or reservations, kindly contact Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpurs Dining Concierge at +60 (3) 2117 8121 or e-mail bth.diningreservations@berjayahotel.com.

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Menya Miyabi Hokkaido Ramen @ Sunway Pyramid

 

From miso to tonkotsu made with that long-simmered pork bone broth, to some simple light soya sauce-based soup, we’d have no problem getting the ramen fix in all sorts of forms in the Klang Vallley. In the most authentic and traditional restaurants to some fusion contemporary cafes that are always trying something a bit different than the rest, it really isn’t challenging to grab that steaming bowl of Japanese noodle in broth. But as to exactly where the best ramen joints are at, is still a question with no definite answer. The newest in Sunway- the Menya Miyabi Hokkaido Ramen is one with decidedly classic looking ramen bowls with short pages of menu featuring a handful of ramen selections. We’ve slurped our way through some of the noodles on the menu and rounded up the conclusion if the place is a dupe .

 

First and foremost, the place is about ramen. Because menu is straight forward with pictures and quick description. The short and simple menu makes ordering easy, but I recommend the seasonal Burnt Garlic . I personally can’t get over the brined noodles thanks to the powerful broth. But the loaded topped garlic were unmistakeably garlicky, the whole experience is rich, flavour and might even leave some wanting more. Gyoza (six pieces for RM13, 10 pieces for RM19) wasn’t something memorable and elegantly presented. But that is the character seen in typical Japanese dumpling. They are the perfect nibble.

 

1.Menya Miyabi Hokkaido Ramen @ Sunway Pyramid
2.Menya Miyabi Hokkaido Ramen @ Sunway Pyramid

 

The classics topped with onion, bamboo, slices of tender meat and most importantly and interesting surprise of a good textured and perfectly cooked noodles- we hardly get good noodle texture without a gentle reminder to the chef, that some of us in Malaysia do like the real deal of springy from ramen noodles. While there are some with thicker and more flavourful broth, the rest of the bowls of the order didn’t quite make it to please or pass the musters for value and depth of flavour. The rest on the table seemed to unhappy with the rest of the ramen choices. All Assari Sio Ramen (RM23) , Tonkotsu ramen (RM 25) and Yaki- Miso Ramen( RM 25 ) were either lightly seasoned or

 

3.Menya Miyabi Hokkaido Ramen @ Sunway Pyramid
4.Menya Miyabi Hokkaido Ramen @ Sunway Pyramid
5.Menya Miyabi Hokkaido Ramen @ Sunway Pyramid

 

Ramen joints have always had eponymous mainstays but Menya Miyabi Hokkaido Ramen probably should work on establishing that. Menya Miyabi Hokkaido Ramen is located at:

 

Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall 3
Ground Floor, Green Zone, Sunway Clio Hotel
3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway,
47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor,Malaysia.
Opening Hours: 11.00 am – 10.00 pm Daily
Tel: 03-5650 5118
GPS: 3.0732619,101.6046172
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/menya.miyabi

 

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