Friday, February 13, 2009

Fernando Is Not A Chinese Name...

...But it is a Chinese restaurant in Macau. Macanese, that is. Since Macau was under Portuguese control until 1999, there is a unique combination of cultures present, which makes for some wonderful culinary delights.

Right on Hac Sa Beach on the island of Coloane is a sleepy little fandian that serves up tastes that combine the best aspects of Portuguese cooking with the best of Chinese. For us, the Macau fried rice, the drunken beef (steak in a peppercorn, beer gravy), a roasted half chicken, and some sliced chorizo filled our table and our bellies. Those dishes combined with the Portuguese rolls with butter provided some familiar, yet distinct tastes, which each one of us enjoyed.



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