Saturday, 3 January 2015

Macau eats

Another long overdue holiday post, but this time on some of the wonderful eats in Macau.

I had seen rave reviews about Fernando's at Hac Sa beach, so decided to go there for lunch on one of our free days. We arrived around 12:45pm and there was a sizeable queue, we had to wait for around 30-40 minutes. Luckily, there is a nice courtyard area and a bar so waiting is pleasant enough.

After a bit of research, I decided that the suckling pig was a must order. 

Complimentary bread to fill up on if you're starving from the wait. It's also handy if you have ordered a dish with lots of sauce.

Suckling pig

Glorious crackling skin!! Unfortunately, the chips and salad are nothing to write home about, but the star of the show more than makes up for it. 

Stuffed squid

Whilst it's not the best looking dish, the stuffed squid was so tender and flavoursome. 

I would definitely advise arriving early to beat the rush, as it is a very popular place.

Restaurante Fernando
Praia de Hac Sa, No. 9 Coloane, Macau

I lost count the amount of times I had late night dessert in Hong Kong and Macau:

Mango and pomelo sago

Pot plant tiramisu

Macau are well known for their portuguese tarts. The line are Margaret's cafe e nata in town are usually insane, with the line snaking around the corner. 

Highly recommend heading to Lord Stow's garden cafe in Coloane instead - it is out of the way, but is a lovely little cafe with a variety of food and drink options.

portuguese tarts
Portuguese tarts

Lord Stow's Garden Cafe
Rua da Cordoaria, 105, Edf. Coloane, Coloane Village, Macau
Open daily 10:30am to 7:00pm


Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

I agree. Suckling pig would definitely have been a must order. And how good do those custard tarts look!

Karen N said...

It's just one of those items you gravitate toward when on any menu!

Vivian - vxdollface said...

ahh I didn't make it to Fernando's when Jase and I went, we ran out of time :( mm suckling piggggg

Amy zhong said...

Mmmm portugeuse tarts!