To coincide with the Upcoming Macau Grand Prix held during November month, Macau Organizations also hold a nearby Macau Food Festival for around 2 weeks time. I have heard great things about their previous adventures and since we were in Macau, we not only came once, but on both consecutive 2 nights to re-explore, and I still want to come back again before the end of the month myself! The food and spatial planning around the Macau Tower is so mind bogglingly as a 1st timer, with multiple levels and way more sections than I had envisaged the Macau population can support – I guess the rest of China, Hong Kong and foreign Visitors are also keen to come here too! There are at least two separate Korean dedicated areas, there’s Chinese food, Japanese, local Macanese, Portuguese, Taiwanese, Desserts, Thai, Indian, Western. There are over 100+ stalls here and surprisingly not a single stall selling wine - in comparison to our Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival which over half the stalls sell wines in comparison!
*Note: This is not the same as 澳門漁人國際文化碼頭美食節 2015, Macau Fishermen’s Wharf Food Festival Event which also attracts over 100 shop contributors per year and just happened earlier last month.
Macau Tower in co-operation with Macau Tourism Board and the Local Restaurant Group Sponsors annually -
Actually the newly opened Studio City by City of Dreams have direct buses to here. Haven’t checked from other Casino hotels as yet.
Cakez Kitchen – Whole Sea Urchin Sauce Grilled Boston Lobster, with Lobster Bisque $60
There are others selling half lobsters at $50, a Sea Urchin sauce version at $90 for only half a lobster. To us, this with the Soup was the biggest bargain of them all. Not much Sea Urchin sauce flavour but at least was grilled decent.. Soup had Calamari and Mussels within too for infusing flavours ~ 7.5/10
Natural Pork Balls with Portuguese Curried Coconut sauce -
Apparently decades old as an Institution in Macau but my 1st time having this! Well grinded chunkily and porky, made by everyday. Only around $15 from memory.. ~ 7.5/10
At the Korean Food Village - Freshwater Eel, Full Size $100, Half Size $50 -
This looked huge but we didn’t try in the Korean Section. We just didn’t know how big a portion we will get in the end, but I want to come back soon to try anyway. N/A
Some Japanese Imported Shops here just for the Event these 2 weeks, on top of the Korean Imports -
Amazing how they can afford this. Many Korean or Japanese servers can’t even speak English or Chinese. But this shows how serious they are and this shop is supposedly from Tokyo itself and serving Oden, Hamburg, Yaki Soba, Fried Chicken Karaage, etc.
McPherson – and the Cheese Pork Bun $30
This is a shop I am very familiar with as I happened to visit them in Macau when they opened the 1st branch and covered it. They now have a few shops and their Black Garlic or Durian Ice Cream items also good. Owned by a Japanese Lady with her American Husband living in Macau. This Pork Bun surprisingly was multiple layered thin sliced and inserted with cheese. Yummy! ~ 8/10
Our Korean ‘Ajumma’ Lady cooking up a Bibimbap Rice – MOP $50
The sauce was so accurate good! We liked this so much and for some unknown reason, you can’t find this easily in Hong Kong or overseas with the right mixture. (Not sure about Macau side however as I hardly tried any, but the Korean Food Movement is also picking up in Macau from what I can see). ~ 8.5/10
Sticky Rice with Preserved Sausages -
Same stall as above Crispy Chicken. Looking decent and not so wet… We had this at another stall and that one was more wet in comparison. I personally wanted more meat in my rice ~ 7.5/10
Price: Free Entrance until 29th Nov. Expect to spend around $150-200 per Person.
Food: ♕♕♕ - ♕♕♕♕♕
Centro de Convenções e Entretenimento da Torre de Macau
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