Eating in Macau

Over decades of developing its’ cuisine, Macau has a unique taste all its own made up of elements from Portuguese, Chinese, Indian, Malay and African foods. Collectively known as Macanese cuisine, ones’ taste buds are sure to be delighted in the fusion of flavors. For me, a Macau day is not complete without at least one Portuguese egg tart enveloping my senses. First off, all egg tarts are not created equal. What sets Portuguese egg tarts apart from the rest is how they’re slightly burnt on top to caramelize the outside. As it is created at the British owned Lord Stow’s Café in Coloane, is the egg tart at its best- flakey exterior balanced by a warm custart sweet center.

Festivals Galore: Join us in Celebration

Macau has more festivals then you have vacation time to enjoy them. Here are a few special ones around which to plan a trip.

100 days Towards Beijing Olympic Games (May 1-3): Macau and its counterparts join the countdown towards the Beijing Olympic Games. From May 1 to May 3, the “Beauty of Harmony in Macau 2008 – 100 days Towards Beijing Olympic Games” water magical show will take place at Nam Van Lake Nautical Centre. The show lasts an hour, from 8:30PM to 9:30PM. Tickets are available for limited number of seats. Each ticket costs approximately USD$12.5. Standing room is free, and guests can see the show from various spots near the lake.

International Museum Day (May 18): To celebrate the International Museum Day, the Macau Museum, together with other local museums, has put together a series of activities including open days, photo exhibitions, and guided visits.

In 1977, the International Council of Museums designated May 18 annual International Museum Day as a way to enhance mutual understanding andcultural exchange. This year Macau, as a multicultural society long knownfor its fusion of East and West, has adopted the theme “International MuseumDay and Macau.”

Dragon Boat Festival (June 8): The annual boat festival in Macau was created to commemorate the famed Chinese poet, Wat Yuen. It’s a loved cultural event that occurs yearly on the Nam Van Lakes. During the event on June 8, local and international teams compete for the title. Last year the Filipino men’s team won the race with a record of 1:52.89 for 500 meters or 0.31 miles.