We went on a day trip to Macau at the end of last year – My aunt, my uncle, my mum, brother and his girlfriend – and we ended up for dinner at A Lorcha, which is a famous Portuguese restaurant. It is a very casual atmosphere. The arch doorways and the dark wooden beams creating the old fashioned, hidden-European-restaurant, cave-like feel to it.
Portuguese food is very much grilled meat or fish with potatoes and rice or stews. It is very home cooking type food. We ordered an array of different dishes to share in the middle of the table (Chinese style) so we would try a bit of everything.
There was some steaks and chips, some vegetables, some seafood dishes and some famous Portuguese salt cod croquettes. There was no “wow” factor but it was a tasty banquette of home-cooking-type flavours and great fuel after a day of walking around the casinos and exploring the old town.
Macau is a beautiful place – filled with inherited Portuguese history on one side and filled with large Las Vegas casinos on the other. It is definitely a great place to explore with so many historical sites and architecture, so much tasty foods and (if you are up for it) so many choices of top tier casinos.
Every time my family and I go to Macau, we go to a great little restaurant called Wong Kun. Wong Kun is a small little family run restaurant known for their crab congee and shrimp egg noodles.
We ordered some fried white bait which was beautifully soft and fluffy on the inside and perfectly crisp on the outside. Its a great calmari-type dish to munch on as a starter.
The shrimp egg noodles are make of boiled thin egg noodles with sesame oil, spring onions and dried shrimp eggs sprinkles over the top. The shrimp eggs are very subtle but give a lovely seafood flavour and a good bite to the noodle dish.
The crab congee is a a tummy warming dish. Perfect for a winters day. It is made of over cooked rice that has been cooked with crab. The crab shell gives the congee a wonderful seaside flavour. The crab is fresh and delicious to nibble on.
A great lunch with my Mom, Uncle and cousin before we headed off for more exploration!