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Sep 12, 2011 01:05 PM

Disapointing again in Macau

We went to Clube Militair for lunch in Macau. Overall, we were again disappointed eating in Macau. We had:

Arroz de marisco à moda do Clube (Wet seafood rice Club style) - good, but not as tasty as a great Paella.

Galinha à “Africana”marinada em alho, cebola, chilli e coco, assada e servida com batata gratinada e salada mista (“ African ” chicken marinated with garlic, onion, chilli and coconut, roasted and served with gratinated potatoes and mixed salad) - good, but not great. A little fatty and not spicy enough.

We had more, but I can't remember any of it.

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  1. Your profile shows your favorite comfort food is Chinese food then why not sample the Cantonese food scene in Macau, which is way better and more interesting than its Portugese food scene.

    8 Replies
    1. re: FourSeasons

      Because I was spending a week in Hong Kong at the same time and was going to eat Cantonese there (reviews to come).

      1. re: Boss77

        Noted but Macau has its own style, its own subtle interpretation of Cantonese food. Worth to try on its own merit.

        1. re: FourSeasons

          Agree with FourSeason!
          Actually, since Macau is famous for its various 'crab' varietal, a Cantonese meal focus on crab dishes can be enjoyable and fun!! I recall in the good old days, my relatives brought back to Hong Kong, nothing but crab after there Macau visits!

          1. re: Charles Yu

            I LURVE Lou Kei (Old Neptune)'s crab with bamboo-pressed noodles!!

            Address details
            Estabelecimento Lou Kei
            Avenida de Concordia N.
            12R/C E S/L Loja H.
            Tel: +853 2856 9494

            Lou Kei (Old Neptune)
            Shop 1032, Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel
            The Cotai Strip, Macau
            Tel: +853 2882 8333

              1. re: klyeoh

                Yes, I love Old Neptune's crab noodle too but I ordered on Ee noodle, rather than bamboo noodle.

                1. re: FourSeasons

                  You can't go wrong at Antonio for Portugese food...

                  there's tons of great food in macau...
                  The orange glazed whole duck with whole foie gras at aux beaux arts in MGM (enough for four people...)
                  lord stowe's egg tarts
                  cafe tai lei loi kei for pork chop bun (venetian)
                  i've been pleasantly surprised with the growth of great food in macau over the past few years.

                  1. re: Hot Chocolate

                    For the Michelin guys a must visit (non-hotel):

                    Alfonso III (Portuguese):

                    Hip Seng (Seafood Chinese):

                    La Bonne Heure (French):

                    Tabuchi (Japanese):

                    For food lovers Macau really has a lot to offer, as eveything is kind of half price of HK, though except for Robuchon there are no must visits.