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I was invited to dinner at The Eight for a menu paired with Perrier Jouet champagnes Belle époque rosé 2006 and the premiere vintage 2007 – both my favourites of the night. Food and wines are very personal and I am not for sweet wines and champagne so these were perfect, citrus notes, slight bitterness, […]

red market halal butcher (6 of 7)

  I wondered for sometime where people who don’t eat pork shop for groceries given that Macau and it’s Portuguese culinary heritage is very heavy on pork. In fact, it is the backbone of Chinese cuisine from stocks to braises and confectionery, then there is the variety of Portuguese chorizos. On my weekly trips to […]

golden peakcock macau

Where to get the best Indian food in Macau? Look no further – Golden Peacock in Venetian is a one Michelin starred restaurant with all the regional Indian dishes cooked to perfection. Service is fantastic, I’ve gone with friends with egg, gluten, diary allergies and our server actually knew every single ingredient that went into […]

handmade pasta

This café isn’t so new on the scene anymore. I think they opened last year and has a wonderfully simple menu of Italian classics. They do an excellent job with the simple classics, pizzas, pastas, risotto with set lunches from 98MOP. The space is sparse but intimate with hanging lamps and wooden tables. Here’s the […]

bombana otto e mezzo macau

So, everyone jokingly calls this restaurant my husband’s “canteen”, as Robuchon once was where he’d dine up to four times a week there by himself. As you can see, my cooking at home can never measure up. We head to Ciak and Otto e Mezzo in Hong Kong whenever we’re in town and have our pre-travel dinner […]

cream spinach filo cups

Part 2 of my baking process for my Skillshare class. Really easy recipe. Prep time 20 mins, bake for 40-45 mins.     Ingredients: 500g of fresh spinach (or frozen if you prefer) 5 cloves of garlic diced 250g of sour cream dollop of butter grated cheddar and parmesan cheese (a bowl full) Filo pastry […]

ift educational restaurant macao

I have been meaning to dine at the IFT Educational Restaurant for a while and finally got down to it. IFT  is the vocational training school to prepare Macau students for the world of hospitality and a career in the culinary arts. I’m an adjunct lecturer there, but haven’t been involved in their cooking training and […]

chicken quesadilla grand lisboa crystal lounge

I love all the dining outlets in Grand Lisboa, from three Michelin starred Robuchon au Dome to the all-day dining Congee and Noodle. We’ve recently started going to the Crystal Lounge more often too – bountiful salads, great sandwiches (over 30 types of cheese and cold cuts to choose your fillings!) and here we have […]

I am so grateful that the husband got last minute resale tickets to Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour a couple of hours before Sunday’s performance in Studio City Macau  (intimate arena with great acoustics) at a quarter of the price. There were many people trying to sell off their tickets at the last minute and we suspect […]

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A gripe ahead since it’s a topic that is rampant these days and quite close to my heart, given that I once worked on the side of PR, have clients who want results and I also write. And have a husband’s career that is at the mercy of this business. I have lived in Macao […]

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