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This would have made a great film for the food and culture anthropology class I teach at the hospitality school IFT Macao. Chef Peng, the guy who invented the dish passed away earlier this month, and the documentary digs deep with historians and food writers like Fuchsia Dunlop and Jennifer Lee (who wrote another great […]

Love the fortune cat wall of madness and their open kitchen upstairs. This was on my to-eat list for a while so glad we found a chance to get together for a birthday! The food is Chinese with modern twists. We went with the tradition dishes of half a roast goose – perfect. And kurobuta BBQ […]

Slim pickings in Macau, I say it often but actually there is plenty of places to go for great food here. But here are my default choices, without a second thought. Pulled BBQ pork tacos. Yes please. At Four Seasons Macao. Perfectly executed, it’s faultless, you cannot not like it. I always order the same, […]

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I grew up mostly on homecooked Cantonese, Peranakan and hokkien dishes and in retrospect ate out in very few teochew restaurants, so I never quite got to know the provincial cuisine well. We ate the oluak (oyster omelette) often at hawker centres, orh nee the sinfully thick yam paste dessert with ginko nuts teochew muay […]

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This tiny spot in the nanluoguxiang alley is called 锣鼓洞天 which I’m not exactly sure how to translate, but the premise is that the concept revolves round the drum 鼓 and gong 锣 and the little street is a stone’s throw away from the drum and bell tower. 洞 is a figurative way of describing […]