I have a bad habit of turning my nose up at hotel restaurants. That would be a very big mistake in Macau. There are a ton of fab ones there, many of which are chain, like the MGM Grand and the Four Seasons. We had a dim sum meal at the Four Seasons that I still dream about. Steamed dumplings and hot soup. A flight of tea. Impeccable service and Coke Light over ice. Not traditional I know. But I love the extra sweetness and the cold bubbles playing opposite the traditional foods. And, don’t scream, I even fell in love with a buffet when I was in Macau. In the Venetian. An indoor gondola ride and made to order noodle soup, a wealth of desserts, sushi, pizza (yes, pizza), seafood, dim sum. It was crazy. And yummy. There should be a different name for buffets like these. Hhhhhmmmm…

jennyb150Jenny Block is the author of “Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage” (Seal Hardcover, June 2008 and Seal Paperback, March 2009), which has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. She writes a weekly column for the Dallas Morning News publication Quick called “Sex Talk with Jenny Block” (quickdfw.com). Jenny holds both her BA and her MA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University and taught college composition for nearly ten years. She writes for a wide variety of publications and websites, including huffingtonpost.com, yourtango.com, American Way, Veranda, the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Voice, edgedallas.com, literarymama.com, Spirit, chow.com, and ellegirl.com.