Guests at Cinnamon Coffee House, One World Hotel will be able to sample a special menu from The Macao Exchange promotion from 22nd September to 1st October 2016. The Macao Exchange is co-organized by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO). Since I will be going to Macau for the first time next February, I’m super excited to try out some of the Macanese dishes in advance!
The Macao Exchange @ Cinnamon Coffee House
The Macanese menu is specially crafted by Chef Chan Yok Kong, who not only has 40 years of experience in Portuguese cuisine, but was also raised in a culinary family in Macao. He has experience working in many countries including Portugal, Spain, Hong Kong, China and Southeast Asia. Hence, he is able to create unique dishes that injects different culinary culture elements. I feel so grateful to be able to sample his dishes while he’s here in Malaysia! If you missed him this round, you’ll have to find him at Gosto, Galaxy Macau. Gosto is a recommended restaurant by The Michelin Guide HK Macau 2016.
Bacalhau Ball is actually Fried Macanese Salted Codfish Ball and this is one of the crowd-pleaser. I just can’t get enough of this but I reminded myself that I need to reserve some room for other dishes.
This Baked Duck Rice might look ordinary to some but the process of making it was very complicated indeed. According to Chef Chan Yuk Kong, the duck’s bone and meat will be separated after it was roasted. The duck bones will be simmered until the essences were extracted and used to cook the rice. The duck meat will be put on the middle layer of the rice so you’re not eating just rice. In the end of the process, the rice will be oven baked with cheese. Make sure you don’t miss this unique rice!
Macanese food are mostly a fusion between Portuguese and Chinese cuisine. Therefore, chef has used wine vinegar, olive oil, paprika powder and peppermint leaves to whip up a fusion dish called Macanese African Chicken. I love this a lot because I can taste the ensemble of herbs being used in the sauce.
The Lamb Stew was great too as the meat was pretty succulent and the gravy was tasty.
‘The Macao Exchange’ is a part of the dinner buffet offered at Cinnamon Coffee House, One World Hotel so you can enjoy a variety of international cuisines from all around the world.
That’s not all! Chef Chan Yuk Kong has also prepared some Macanese desserts to ensure a sweet ending for our meals.
My favorite dessert from Chef Chan Yuk Kong is the Rice Pudding because the nuts and raisins added some layers of texture to the pudding.
Serradura, also known as Sawdust Pudding is generally sweet but the chef meticulously added some apricot dips into his recipe to balance the sweetness.
Price for buffet dinner at Cinnamon Coffee House, One World Hotel: RM 118 nett per adult/RM 59 nett for children from 4 to 12 years old
One World Hotel
Bandar Utama City Centre,
47800 Petaling Jaya,
Contact number: +603-7681 1157
Availability time: Daily from 6.30pm to 10.30pm
For more info, visit Macao Tourism Malaysia Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MacaoTourismMalaysia.