Shopping Eating and Having Fun in Hong Kong - Part 8-2
More fun side tripping to Macau. Here is one of the open kitchens in the hotel. All of these just to serve you chinese congree (rice with water).
No, you are not supposed to take picture like this with people gambling. But here is one :) z
You can walk to Senado Square from the hotel. The walk is about 15 min or so. Senado Square (Largo do Senado) is a public square in Macau. It is located in the central area of the Macau Peninsula. Covering an area of 3,700 square meters (4,425 square yards), this is one of the four largest squares in Macau; the others being Praça do Centro Cultural, Praça do Lago Sai Van and Praça do Tap Seac.
Before you get to the square, you can check out the surrounding.
During Christmas time, there is a lot of nice declaration around.
And a lot of people all day and night.
After checking out the sqaure so that I can bring my folks there, I went back to the hotel to enjoy a nice bath.
The square at night gives a total different feeling.
There is free open concert for the public.
The Ruins of St. Paul's (also known as Sam Ba Sing Tzik) stands adjacent to the famous Mount Fortress and Macau Museum. The front façade and the grand stone stairs are the only remains of the greatest church in Macau. You can walk there from the square. Before you get to the church, there is a lot of macau tourist shopping you can do.
The peanut candy.
The dry meat.
You will be so full from the free food "try out" when you get to the church ruin.
There is no lack of good food around the ruin. "Pork Bun" is a a very famous snack food in Macau.
This is not a MTR train station. It is a shop that sell and buy second hand brand name handbags.
There are also a few traditional chinese snack carts around that you can try out different street style chinese snack.
Here is an old congree (rice soup) restaurant in Senado Square. I try to go there every time.
Yummy ... well, it is actually an acquired taste.
Another restaurant that I go every time is this desert store. In fact, the chain is so popular that there are multiple stores opened in Hong Kong. But this is *the* original store.
Disappear in 5 min.
Double up the desert with a french toast. Yummmmy ....
Some sight-seeing after deserts.
If you are still hungry, you can go for more food.
Egg Tart Portuguese Style is another famous snack from Macau.
Here is the history of pork chop bun. The bun is extremely crispy outside and very soft inside. A freshly deep-fried or pan-fried pork chop is filled into the bun horizontally. Macau pork chop buns are made to order. The ingredients of a pork chop bun are only a piece of pork chop and a bun without accessories like lettuce or cucumber.