Macau bites: La Paloma, Pousada de Sao Tiago

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A couple of weeks ago, our friends based in Shanghai came all the way to visit us. The weather was glorious so we went to Pousada de Sao Tiago, Macau’s only Relais & Chateaux for brunch, sitting outdoors on the terrace, having Portuguese wine and food by a Catalan chef!

pousada gazpacho


A fantastic capsicum gazpacho, great way to start as we prepare for the summer heat.

I’m a big fan of suckling pig and this one was perfectly done. Thin crisp skin that crackles upon first bite leading into the fluffy layer of fat beneath.

pousada macau suckling pig

I wouldn’t have expected any less of the paella with Catalan chef Hector at the helm. This was perfectly executed, flavourful, colourful and kept the dining party going.

pousada macau paella

macau paloma paella

Avenida da República,
Fortaleza de São Tiago da Barra,
+853 2837 8111


  1. Nevin
    May 10, 2012 @ 00:36:34

    You’re truly a foodie, Juliana: all posts about food. I like the mussels best, esp if done in white wine.


  2. baobabs
    May 10, 2012 @ 06:49:38

    thanks Nevin!! i wish i took better photos. How are u liking your Leica X1? :)


  3. Nevin
    May 10, 2012 @ 10:05:37

    Well I think your photog skills in shooting food are going very steady, so much so that all shots were taken from a very steady angle. Haha! But your writing is ace. I really like and use the X1, so already got a dent on the top plate. Looking for a meaning way to use the camera.


  4. Rosemary Mullally
    May 10, 2012 @ 23:00:24

    What fabulous food! The suckling pig is outstanding!


  5. baobabs
    May 11, 2012 @ 03:40:37

    Thanks Rosemary! your recipe was great and photos amaaaaaazing!

    Nevin, haha!! i know other angles give shadows and things and I’m so amateur I go with what works! you can give me some tips!!! great to know u are loving the X1 prize!!!


  6. food-4tots
    May 14, 2012 @ 17:41:01

    The food looks so delicious!! The paella is such a big portion topped with so much seafood. Soooo yum! ;)


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