Friday, April 02, 2010

A Day in Macau

Following my trip to Thailand, my parents and I flew straight to Hong Kong for a weekend of more eating and touring. We took a day trip to Macau. It was my first time to visit. Honestly, it's a nice experience to see all the famous sites and to see the development of all the casinos, but I don't see myself going back there too soon. The tour and the city wasn't as exciting as I had expected.

Here is a slideshow of the pictures I took during the tour:

The Ferry Ride
To get to Macau we took a ferry from Hong Kong Island to Macau. We bought tickets to sit on the upper deck, where a drink and snack is included with the price.

The "Bar"
The area where they prepared the snacks


I was surprised that I got a PBR! A fun throwback drink canned in China.

Local Food Shops
On the streets below the Ruins of St. Paul are many food vendors and tourists shops.

Lord Stow's Bakery
If you do go to Macau, you have to go to Lord Stow's Bakery. The store is not extravagant at all. It's just a small local shop. The Egg Tarts are delicious! Crispy, flaky crusts, with a smooth and creamy egg custard.

Blue Frog
Before leaving Macau, we stopped by the Venetian Hotel to fulfill our burger cravings. The Venetian Hotel in Macau is at least three times larger than the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. I'm not that much of a gambler, so I didn't find Macau's casinos as exciting as Las Vegas. Macau's casinos focus more on the gambling than anything else. The food scene is growing, but I'd rather go to a city like Singapore where the food scene is more dominant and lively.
The interior at Blue Frog was impressive! High ceilings, a nice open kitchen display, and a fantastic wine wall.

The Beer Pairing
Macau Beer. A decent, light, drinkable blonde ale.

The Blue Frog
The standard burger with cheddar cheese. It was a decent burger. It fulfilled my craving, but it didn't meet my expectations of the taste of the meat. And, the fries weren't well-fried.

The Blue Cheese
With blue cheese sauce. The blue cheese taste wasn't as strong as fresh blue cheese.

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