A taste of Macau

Marcellus Baptista and Shrek in Macau
Marcellus Baptista and Shrek in Macau

Recently, I had breakfast with Shrek. Actually, he did not eat, but he pranced, danced and met guests as he posed for photographs. It was the Shrekfast, breakfast with Shrek and the other animated DreamWorks characters, at Sands Cotai Central in Macau.
It was a foodie feast all the way during my four-night stay in Macau. Besides the breakfast that was bursting with goodness, wholesomeness and tastiness, during my stay at Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 and Holiday Inn Cotai Central, the standalone restaurants with charm and character offering Mecanese food (blending elements of Portuguese, African, Malay, Indian and Chinese cuisine) or pure Portuguese cuisine was a real treat.
My taste-buds tingle as I think of dining at the 360 revolving restaurant at Macau Tower with a fabulous view from the top through the glass wall as it slowly turned all around, an international lunch buffet at Mistral at the Sofitel, eat treats at A Lorcha, Café Litoral, Antonio (named after its colourful chef-owner Antonio Coelho), Restaurant Espana Lisboa and Rossio at MGM Macau with a lobster special on offer. And there was also Indian Spice for a homely experience.
On my walk-around I sampled cakes and cookies at the old village shops that have been offering these fragrant morsels for generations, and the diced sheets of dried meats.
And, for a balanced diet, I had a drink with my meals. Either chilled Portuguese beer with names like Sagres and Super Bock or the fine Portuguese wines, both wine and red. Talking of wine, the trip to the Wine Museum, with mannequins displaying colourful costumes from various regions of Portugal, and the wine-tasting session that included red and white port wine from Portugal was a heady experience indeed.

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