The latest spot in town for some specialty coffee, savory crepes, club sandwiches and a dessert menu. Bright airy with plenty of natural light streaming in from the skylit glass ceiling. Service is still spotty, every new opening’s teething problems, but the food is simple, fresh and good. A café type spot that has been […]

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Another one of Donna Tartt’s brilliant reads. I’ve now read all of her three novels – all with very different plots and equally thrilling. I can’t wait for her 4th novel. Over a decade ago I read The Little Friend, then The GoldFinch two years ago and picked this up at the library last month […]

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Macanese cuisine is an intoxicating mix of Portuguese, Chinese, Indian, Goan, Malay as well as African culinary influence, but sadly it’s often misunderstood to be purely a fusion cuisine of Portuguese and Chinese and signature dishes that everyone writes about and comes to Macau to eat is the pork chop buns (which isn’t Macanese food) […]

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  Tenmasa is known as one of the best tempura spots in town. House in Altira hotel,  prices are pretty steep, but it’s really a case of you get what you paid for – quality produce, a great intimate setting with good acoustics (private rooms) and we always go with the omakase menu – leaving […]

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  This little cosy spot is tucked away close to the Taipa hiking trail and a beautiful long row of colonial houses. We got to know the chef proprietor Maggie Chiang who trained in Cordon Bleu and spent time cooking in the kitchens of Italy and have been visiting since they opened last year. The […]

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14 months in Macau which hasn’t exactly been easy with the paradigm shift in my life. The most asked question in recent years: How on earth did I end up here? I quit my life as I knew it in Hong Kong, career and all and moved to Macau for love, registered a startup that I […]

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A group of heavyweight foodie friends from Hong Kong came to visit and wanted to eat all day for the 12 hours they were in Macau. I put together an itinerary and took them around a rented coach to stuff their faces for half a day. Because it was Chinese New Year holidays, quite a […]

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Macau like Hong Kong have plenty of local diners/cafés that serve up typical dishes of pork chop buns, instant noodles with spam and egg to an assorted range of noodles from deep fried pork chops (Asian rendition of schnitzel) to curry beef noodles with tripe and wanton/shrimp roe noodles. There are also local confectionary buns […]

Here is my current favourite hangout named after Franz Kafka, the genius behind those existential dark books. The eponymous name, however bears no semblance nor have any reference to the late author, the Macanese owners simply love Kafka and decided to name their Café after him. I can’t get enough of their beautiful textured wall […]

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We recently found our favourite neighbourhood noodle shop, just a 10 minute walk from our place, and the best part is they open till 3am and do delivery as well! Absolutely perfect for chefs who get home from work no earlier than 1130pm. The soups here are hearty, rich and thick and the handmade pulled […]

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