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    Churrasco à Portuguesa Hipopotamo: Almost Portuguese food

    by solopes Updated Apr 3, 2014

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    After two weeks in China we decided to use lunch in Macao to eat Portuguese food, so we asked the driver/guide to leave us at a good Portuguese restaurant.

    He left us here.

    It was curious, because we use to say that in Portugal we have 100 ways to cook "bacalhau" (codfish), and we found there... the 101st one. It was good, the wine was Portuguese, and the "Bacalhau à Bras" served to the Chinese family at our side looked very Portuguese and... tasty.

    Favorite Dish: Grilled Bacalhau

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    Sintra: Chinese

    by bonio Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    We were staying in the Sintra hotel and had spotted how popular the restaurant was, we had to try it.
    Large selection on the menu and not dissapointed with our choice, good tasty food and plenty of vegetarian choices for Mrs Bonio.
    Cocktails on offer too, Pimms was a mystery for a while............

    Mrs Bonio enjoying a Pimms borrowed photo
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    Lai Kei: Home-made ice-cream

    by ntm2322 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This place is called Lai Kei and it is a local ice-cream, small and simple family restaurant. It has been here for years and years, from generation to generation. The menu still keeps both Chinese and Portuguese languages.

    The restaurant is super clean and their ice-creams are all home-made. As to me is the best place to eat 'true' ice-cream.

    I pay a great deal of attention to my health, so, when I feel like eating ice-cream I always come here and avoid all those renamed, expensive and high-loaded sugar brands.

    Favorite Dish: My favorite item is the three-coloured ice-cream, this is to say, from the choices you have you pick-up three flavours (three scoops). You can also ask for only one flavour, it is up to you. The ones I like best are peanut, mint, coffee and inhame. There is also strawberry, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, coconut, etc.

    The ice-cream here is really amazing and sweet enough to get satisfied.

    So, if you like ice-cream and come to Macau or if you come to Macau and like ice-cream, drop a visit to Lai Kei, it is worth.

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    Rico's Estabelicimento de Comidas

    by vincentf Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    A real off-the-beaten track Macanese restaurant that gets filled up fast during dinner hours.

    Favorite Dish: Try the stuffed chicken with flavoured rice, a serving of oxtail soup, African chicken (quite spicy), Portuguese style stir-fried clams, balcahau in mashed potatoes.

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    Frascati Cafe: Macanese Buffett at Holiday inn Macau

    by machomikemd Updated May 25, 2009

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    Buffet Specializing in Macanese and Cantonese Dishes!

    frascati cafe has built a reputation for serving excellent macanese and cantonese dishes in a buffett fashion and this is well earned as I have seen and eaten their sumptious dishes. Oxtail Ragout was a knockout as ox tails are my favorite! they also have portugese sardines, Bacalhau (salted cod fish), peri peri chicken, african chicken, stewed pork and assorted cantonese goodies such as congee, hargau shrimp dumplings, century eggs and a whole lot more!

    opens daily from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm

    Luch Buffett starts at 100 MOP and dinner at 150 MOP

    Favorite Dish: what else but the knockout portugese oxtail soup! and the stewed pork, what else! the desserts are also good, with mooncakes, pastillerias and off course macanese egg tarts!

    entrance buffett hard to choose wow! hehehe glutton
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    Portuguese Food

    by bojomacaraig Written Sep 1, 2008

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    At the Senate Square, there are lots of restaurant, But since Macau was previously ruled by Portuguese we choose to dine in a Portuguese restaurant. Also in The Venetia there various restaurant that suited to your taste.

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    Cafe Kam Ma Lon: Local cafe delights

    by xuessium Updated Aug 22, 2008

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    UPDATE: Fellow VTer ajc3456 claimed that the restaurant is no longer in business (circa Aug 08)

    There isn't anything much in way of decor and ambience, just a 2 storey setup with white tiled walls but it certainly serves up good local fare for cheap prices. The cafe sold a bevy of dishes - rice, noodles, buns, cakes, drinks, sandwiches etc. You will be spoiled for choice. They do have an English menu - ask for it.

    Favorite Dish: The salt, chilli and pepper pork rice whch comes in a lunch set with soup of the day and a milk tea/coffee for only 23 patacas, comes highly recommended. The pork chop bun (10 patacas) is great too - pork fried lovely in spices and tender and sandwiched in a crispy baguette-style bun. The milk tea (6.50 patacas on its own) is great.

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    Lord Stow's Cafe: Delicious tarts and wonderful atmosphere

    by Huetam Written May 1, 2008

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    Coloane is such a wonderful place, and this tiny little cafe is the perfect place to stop in for some delicious European-style refreshments and soak up the atmosphere of this sleepy little village.
    The food is perfect, and very reasonably priced.

    Favorite Dish: Portuguese egg tart, of course - probably the best there is!

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    Margaret's Cafe -- OR -- Patio do Commandante

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Apr 19, 2008

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    We ate dinner at a great little restaurant called either "Margaret's Cafe" or "Patio do Commandante Matei e Olivera." Both signs were near the restaurant, but I think the Patio de Commandante is the correct name. This little pocket of local flavor is located near the corner of Avenida de Joao IV and Avenida do Infante D. Henrique just a few blocks north of the Lisboa Hotel and Casino.

    The restaurant is located on a very small alley with a few large round tables outdoors. We were a little cautious at first, but this was by far the best meal of our stay in either Hong Kong or Macau. We sat outside with all of the locals and enjoyed a few beers along with beef, stir-fried veggies, rice, octopus, and other odds and ends... delicious!!!

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    Small Restaurant just off Largo Senado

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Apr 19, 2008

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    For lunch in Macau, we ate at a small Restaurant just off Largo Senado opposite the Leal Senado building. It was a local restaurant in a three-story building specializing in fried noodles. We had these noodles along with light, crispy deep fried chunks of beef and pieces of shrimp. Though it was very unusual compared to what we were used to, it was very tasty.

    No matter where you go in Macau, you should find their unique blend of Portuguese, Indian, Chinese, and Malay cooking very tasty and a welcome break from the often bland food of Hong Kong.

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    Restaurante Litoral: Macanese Dining

    by DeltaShot Written Mar 26, 2008

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    Macanese food is like a cross between the cuisines of Macau and Portugal - fabulous!
    Lots of seafood, but also other dishes:
    Baked Crab, Crab with Soyabean Sauce, Duck with Herbs, Pork with Tamarind etc.

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    Henri's Galley Restaurante: Fun with your food

    by DeltaShot Updated Mar 26, 2008

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    Seafaring decor, Macanese seafood, which is like a cross between the cuisines of Macau and Portugal. And the best part - you are expected to dig in, really enjoy your food and make a mess. Instead of a napkin your table setting includes an apron to wear while you wrestle with your crab or whatever. We loved the aprons so much we bought one each for ourselves and a couple for gifts. The whole experience was great. In fact, we went back the next day!

    Henri's Galley Macau Tower, opposite Henri's Galley
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    Restaurante Paolao: Authentic Local Portugese/Macao food

    by Avya Updated Dec 29, 2007

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    I'm sorry I can't remember exactly the road to this place but you'd need to walk into one of those small lanes in Senado Square. It is quite hidden.
    I remember that it is behind the Watson's and Osim store.

    I stumbled upon this restaurant when I approached the attendant at Osim and asked her where do they have authentic Macao food and she referred me to this Paolao restaurant, she said it was quite popular and the food is good.

    Nice ambience too!

    But she didn't tell me the prices are exorbitant! My seafood rice cost me HKD 176!

    In total, our bill came up to HKD/CNY/MP 1050! Wow.

    Favorite Dish: I regret not asking the waiter for the house specialty coz he said it is the African chicken. Darn!

    Paolao Restaurant The seafood rice in the claypot - quite good! Our table
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    Iccho: Japanese

    by bonio Written Dec 18, 2007

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    Excellent Japanese restaurant in the Fisherman's wharf complex. Tasty beef with udon noodles for me and vegetable tempura for Mrs B, several other vegetarian choices too. Food not to be faulted in a friendly and well priced restaurant, Bonio recommends.

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    Solmar: Macanese Dish, famous African chicken

    by MINOSUKE Updated Dec 2, 2007

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    Macao was once a crossing point of trade between the East and the West. So also in food, we find mixture of various cultures.
    Macanese cuisine is very unique.
    The famous African Chicken is spicy grilled chicken with coconut flavor.
    Crab stewed in Curry Sauce is one of the typical Macanese dish.
    You can also enjoy grilled sardine (Sardine Salad) here.

    The atmosphere of this restaurant is a little stately, but you can be relaxed.

    Favorite Dish: African Chicken, Crab stewed in Curry Sauce, Lobster stewed in Tamato Sauce

    African chicken crab in curry sauce lobster in tomato sauce
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