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Hello, I'm Cliff Anderson! Why Cliff(y), you ask? Well, a lot of people I've met since primary school till now have always called me Cliffy! Anyway, for every 50 posts I come up with, and every 25,000 pageviews, I'm donating a sum of money to the World Food Programme. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Monday, May 7, 2012

MFM: Grand Waldo Hotel [Breakfast]

Fluffy omelette for breakfast!

UPDATE (5/4/2015): The hotel has been bought over by Galaxy Macau, and is no longer in operation. Little is known what happens to the building at the moment.

Grand Waldo Hotel (5*) is more or less a self-contained hotel, located within walking distance from the famous Galaxy Macau. It has its own casino; good for those of you who prefer to play in a quieter, more relaxing atmosphere.


The picture above shows the egg station. Anyway, I felt that the buffet restaurant had a nice ambience with its somewhat dim lights, and it offered quite a large spread of items; some of which I didn't manage to try.


Assorted Stuff #1

Thumbs up for the red lettuce which was really fresh and crisp, and I enjoyed eating it with a bit of balsamic vinegar and a dollop of blueberry yogurt (a bit weird, no?). The potato salad was good without the potatoes being too soft. They also offered ham slices which were stuffed with onions and bell peppers. Oh, I think the coleslaw had a bit too much dressing on it.


Assorted Stuff #2

I requested two pieces of omelette from the station, and they were skilfully prepared in front of my eyes. Although not that creamy, they were really fluffy and had lots of ingredients inside, such as minced meat, onions and bell peppers. The oven-roasted tomato was sweet and juicy, but it ought to be roasted a little bit longer to bring out the flavour even more. Too bad the spaghetti wasn't wonderfully done; the tomato sauce was weak. Pika's advice: Prefer something else than omelette? You can request for runny sunny-side up eggs from the station!


Assorted Stuff #3

The fried noodle was okay, somewhat flavourful without being too oily. What I really enjoyed was the spring roll which was really crunchy and flavourful even though it only had cabbage and carrots inside. Oh, the fried potatoes with onions were quite nice as well as they were moist, but not greasy.


Wagon Noodle

From the wagon noodle station, you can mix and match the stuff you like. While the rice noodle was al dente, the soup was kinda bland. The turnip was surprisingly nice though, perhaps it was boiled separately earlier and had absorbed much of the broth.


Fruits & Pastry

Hmm, it'd be better if they could offer more varieties of fruits than just watermelon and cantaloupe, but I shan't complain too much because they were pretty fresh. The roll cake was so-so, and the croissant was buttery, but not flaky enough. Oh, I really enjoyed the fruit danish (strawberry and blueberry versions available)!


Beverages

From left to right: apple juice, pineapple juice, mixed fruit juice and milk. Milk aside, the three juices weren't overly sweet (and didn't taste like they were made of some cheap cordials).

Melon's Rating
Taste: 7.5/10
Ambience: 8/10
Overall: 7.5/10

Although not entirely impressive, I guess there were more hits than misses. Overall, I enjoyed my breakfast. I'd love to come back to the hotel again one day.

Grand Waldo Hotel

Sul da Marina Taipa-sul, junto à Rotunda do Dique Oeste
Cotai
Macau
(Daily: 7.00am - 10.30am)


*No separate price given as buffet breakfast is included in the room price.

Have a nice meal,
Cliff(y)

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