Friday, July 8, 2011
Food and travel guest blogger hkLifestyleGeek gives us her next scoop on fantastic restaurants around town and travel tips. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Macau's dining scene has expanded exponentially in the last month with the recent opening of Galaxy Macau that boasts 50 restaurants. OK, some of them like McDonald's and Spaghetti House may not be fine dining, but they're still places to grab a bite to eat in between the slots and tables. However if you are in search of a pretty authentic taste of northern China, look no further than North at The Venetian Macao. It's conveniently located on the casino floor and squarely aimed at the resort's target market, but that doesn't mean the food ain't bad -- in fact we quite enjoyed the culinary experience.
Moderately priced, the restaurant decor is quite impressive, with a very red colour scheme, no doubt a psychological ploy to make diners hungrier. But the open kitchens showing chefs making hand-pulled noodles or delicately wrapping dumplings are enough to get the tastebuds going.
For starters, the marinated mung bean noodles, shredded pork and vegetables like radish, cucumber, black fungus and fried egg had a spicy sesame dressing thanks to the kick from the mustard oil.
Jiaozi are also a northern Chinese staple and North has so many different combinations to choose from that it can be hard to decide on which ones to have. While pork and cabbage is typical, the lamb and cumin mixture was excellent.
Needless to say we waddled out of there and tried to walk the meal off by going window shopping in The Grand Canal Shoppes...
Shop 1015 (Next to Canton on the casino floor)
The Venetian Macao
(853) 8118 9980