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Margaret’s Cafe e Nata

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Margaret's Cafe e Nata

Margaret’s Cafe e Nata

One of the food not to be missed in Macau has got to be their Portuguese egg tarts and the place to go to has got to be Margaret’s Cafe e Nata. The place is always packed but the queue clears pretty fast. The crowd ensures that the tarts we get are always freshly baked and served piping hot. The rich custard was soft and of a melt-in-the-mouth texture, while the slightly charred outer flakes exuded a buttery fragrance. We made off happily with a dozen priced reasonably at S$18.

Margaret’s Cafe e Nata
Gum Loi Building, Rua Alm Costa Cabral R/C
Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, Macau

Written by foodphd

August 24, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Cafe Litoral

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Traditional Macanese food has been heavily influenced by Portuguese cuisine. We paid a visit to one of the well-hailed Macanese restaurants, a 15 minutes walk away from Venetian Hotel, for a taste of this unique cuisine.

Sangria

Sangria

The garlic shrimps and clams were perfect as the starters. There was a small bar at one corner and we decided to order a jar of highly recommended Sangria. We felt that the alcohol was mild but overall the Sangria was a refreshing beverage to go with the meal.

Charcoal Black Pork Fillet

Charcoal Black Pork Fillet

Charcoal Black Pork Fillet – A mediocre simple western pork chop dish it may seem, we realized that there was really more to this when we began savouring it. The black pork was very soft and tender. The seasonings used gave the pork the extra fragrance, coupled with the fact that there was a mild barbecued taste.

Baked Portuguese Chicken w/rice

Baked Portuguese Chicken w/rice

Baked Portuguese Chicken w/rice –  The uniqueness of this Portuguese dish lies in the combination of a tomato based sauce with the coconut milk for the gravy. In fact, its appearance and taste reminded us of curry, but a non-spicy version, due to the rich coconut milk used. When served piping hot in the claypot, it was good to go with the rice. And there was more to the Baked Portuguese Chicken dish than just chicken. Also found in the claypot were  potatoes, Chinese sausages and eggs, on top of the generous portion of chicken meat.

Grilled Codfish w/ Potato & Garlic

Grilled Codfish w/ Potato & Garlic

Grilled Codfish w/ Potato & Garlic – The codfish was the best dish of the meal. It was grilled to perfection giving a light fish skin crisp while maintaining the richness of the succulent flesh. The stir-fried garlic accentuated the fragrance of the codfish. The only downside was that it tasted a little too salty, almost akin to salted fish.

Cafe Litoral
Rua Do Regedor, Bloco 4
Wai Chin Kok, Nos 53-57
Taipa, Macau

Written by foodphd

August 24, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Posted in Macau, Portuguese

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