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12/29 Macau

Posted: December 30, 2008 in Food and drink, Macau, Travel

So… Macau… Even red underwear couldn’t help my luck…

I’m not sure why… but my agent booked me a “budget” hotel for my stay in Macau…
No, this ain’t it… This was umm… Point 16? or something… It looks new, costs 2500 HKD to stay for one night…
See the red sign going up and down the building in the middle, East Asia Ho-tel… Missing the “Asia”…
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Our hotel was right across the street… The neon sign… man…
It has an elevator that’s rectangular with the door opening on narrow side… and it might fit two smaller boned ppl standing side by side… And the room… Let’s just say it’s… not the best I’ve stayed… However, it does have like a million channels on TV, with all the channels from HK, TW, and China! Amazing… And the price… 280HKD a night…
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OK, so our first meal… We were planning on going to the um… “A Lorcha” meaning “Boat House” in Portuguese, but as soon as we got the the door, the waiter said, “sorry, no reservation, no table today…” and it was like 830 already…
So we made our way next door, well, few doors down, to the “Restaurante Litoral”, since I was already set on having Portuguese that night…   Anyway, so we ordered a small jar of Sangria, and Seafood Rice, sort of like Paella but a bit more moist.  We also ordered African Chicken, kinda like jerk chicken in the states. They were all good, and I can’t remember how good the food at “A Lorcha” was, since it was long ago, but this will do for this trip~
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Second day, we made our way to “Three Lamps District” for our lunch. The taxi driver didn’t know where the restaurant was, and just dropped us off and told us to ask the locals… (The locals… dude… Macau is only THAT big! Everyone there should be locals!)
So after asking a few different people, we got the direction to go to the “Red Market”… and then ask people around there…
After about… 10-15 minutes of walking around… There it was, “The Red Market”, it’s actually a red building with a wet market in it… And we thought they were just referring to a street…  Anyway, so our destination, “Long-Hua-Cha-Lou” is right across the alley from the market…  The inside reminded us of a set of a HK movie about food… and supposedly this is a famous place that people bring their cages of birds in the morning over for tea.  Also, this is also the place that still have all the food pushed around on steam-carts.  But since we were there at noon, the carts were gone…  and all the stuff they have left are set on the side, and we had to go get it ourselves.  It’s 14 HKD per dish, and whatever that was left were all good~  Next time, I’ll try to make it in earlier…

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Of course, there must be an afternoon snack… This time, I found the famous “Da-Li-Lai-Ji Cafe”.  It’s suppose to be the best Pork Chop Buns in Macau, and after tasting it, I still like the ones at “Tsui-Hua” over in HK better…  Don’t get me wrong, it’s still good, I just prefer the ones at Tsui-Hua cuz it’s got some lettuce and dressing to make it a bit more moist.  But the pork chop here is better for sure.
The Curry Fish Balls were good too, and the curry was spicy, just the way I like it!
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Then, instead of going to Margaret’s Egg Tart place again, we went here, 100 meters down the road from the pork chop bun place, famous for it’s “Bird’s Nest Egg Tarts”, or if you prefer, “Swallow’s Spit Egg Tarts”…  It was much lighter than the Portuguese version, and it’s suppose to make you more beautiful…  btw, 10 HKD each…
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Our last stop, “Seng-Cheong” famous for it’s “Water Crab Congee”.  They use Thai Rice and cook with crabs until you can’t really tell if there is rice in it, and it’s got a yellowish color, I think it’s from the crab eggs.  We ordered a small one, which we couldn’t finish, costs 98HKD, with a whole crab in it in addition to just the congee…  They have other stuff on the menu too, mostly seafood, so maybe next time loh~~
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In the end, even though I saved a lot of money on the hotel, unintentionally… but with the money I lost in the casino… I should’ve just stayed at the Venetian and enjoy the luxury…

 

 

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10/31 HK Trip

Posted: November 5, 2008 in Food and drink, Hong Kong, Macau, Travel

So, I was in HK again…

This time it was a four day trip including one day at Macao.
Got there on Sunday, Halloween, and it seemed like EVERYONE in HK are in LKF…
Second day’s main event was to go to SaiGon for seafood, third day went to Macao and last day for some last minute shopping…

So here it is in brief, for the complete set of pictures, it’ll be in the photo album…

After arriving in HK, we had a bit to eat and headed straight to LKF… and like I said… there were about a million people packed in the the area… and before you can get to LKF, you had to follow the crowd all the way down the hill, takes about… an hour at least to walk up there… and there’s no other way to get up there cuz of the traffic control…

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Tsui-Hua is still the number one choice for boys and girls late at night…
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Australia Milk Company
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Took the Little Express Bus from SaiGon back to Causeway Bay…
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Temple Street, where we found out that one of us is a selfish bastard… something we all knew already… hahahahahaha~
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The ferry to Macao… and did all the tourist stuff…
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The famous tofu place and the famous egg tart place~
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Underneath the Macao Tower
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Venetian – Exact replica of the one in Vegas~
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One of the few dimsum places that still have carts pushed around so you can pick what you want right at your table~
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Mystery purchase…
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