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Macau didn’t really impress me on my first visit two years back. Blame it on my lack of research because I thought there isn’t much to do there since we were just spending a night. At the end of the day, I just wished we did not come in the first place.
But that was two years ago. This time, I spent quite an effort planning it and I’m just glad to say, although we only hit 70% of my planned itinerary, the outcome turned out pretty good.
Our first stop of the was Rua do Cunha, which is located at Taipa. This is the street famous with few things – Casa de Pasto Seng Cheong, Gelatina Mok Yi Kei and Pastelaria Fong Kei. Seng Cheong is popular for its water crab congee but we did not try as we had our lunch somewhere earlier.
Gelatina Mok Yi Kei is famous for its durian ice cream and sawdust pudding. I only tried the former as I did not aware of the sawdust pudding. The durian ice cream is full of flavour and they are quite generous with the amount of durian they put in.
Pastelaria Fong Kei is an old school bakery shop which sells Macau’s most famous exports – almond biscuits but they are more specialized in this thing called “yuk chit sou” or literally crispy chicken bites. Well it tastes like our own chicken biscuits, so I don’t really get it when we had to actually lined up for more than 20 minutes just to get this darn thing.
Because there were just so many things to try (yes most bakeries do give out samples), we spent quite a long time there, thus missing out on the famous pork chop bun at Tai Lei Loi Kei which is further down the road.
Next up not very far away from Taipa lies Cotai Strip which houses Venetian Macau and a few up and coming casino resorts as well. Part of the plan was to watch this supposedly greatest show on earth, The House of Dancing Water but it wasn’t showing during that weekend. 🙁 So if you happen to be there, don’t forget to watch this show at City of Dreams. (Info: Official Website)
Lord Stow’s Bakery @ Venetian Macau – the grandfather of Portuguese tarts
The last stop of the day – Grand Lisboa which is just 10 minutes walk from our hotel. Apart from the casino, you can take a look at Stanley Ho’s personal collection which are on display at the lobby.
Our next day plan was pretty ordinary with the entire half of the day spent sight-seeing around Senado Square and St. Paul’s Ruins. Nothing much has changed compared to my visit 2 years back. 🙂