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Saturday, January 31, 2015

MFM: Portuguesa Porto Exterior @ Venetian Macau Food Court

Creamy, curry-like baked chicken!

Time really flies; it's the last day of January, and this is the last review of the month. Even though it wasn't my first time walking past the food court, last month saw my virgin experience dining under the artificial sky of the enormous resort hotel. Out of so many food options to choose from, my siblings and I went for Portuguesa Porto Exterior, serving Portuguese cuisine.

Baked Portuguese Chicken with Rice MOP 78.00 (~S$13.20)
Taste: 8.5/10

The big piece of chicken was baked in a bright orange, creamy sauce that was akin to curry in terms of aroma and texture. I relished the tender white meat, along with the black olives that provided a zing to the sweet and savoury sauce, which wasn't spicy. I'm still wondering what were the two pieces of white stuff on top of the chicken. They tasted like chikuwa (Japanese fish cake) somehow.

Stewed Portuguese Oxtail with Rice MOP 78.00 (~S$13.20)
Taste: 8/10

My order tried the oxtail, which was swimming with a few chunks of potatoes in a sweet sauce. The meat was tender and gelatinous as expected, without being overcooked. The sauce, which I thought might contain a bit of red wine, could be slightly thicker.

Portuguese Roasted Pork Noodle MOP 48.00 (~S$8.15)
Taste: 7.5/10

My sister, not a fan of rice, ordered the soupy egg noodle, which could be chewier. While the broth didn't really kick my taste buds, it was the tender pork slices that were flavourful, thanks to the caramelisation from roasting them right. Pika's advice: You can have spaghetti in place of noodle. 

Melon's Rating
Taste: 8/10
Ambience: 6.5/10
Overall: 7/10

The 'Winter in Venice' theme came back for its third triumphant year last month. Anyone knows which other years was it featured?

Portuguesa Porto Exterior @ Venetian Macau Food Court

Estrada da Baía de N. Senhora da Esperança
2/F The Grand Canal Shoppes, Venetian Macau
(Opening hours unknown - Anyone knows?)

*Prices quoted are nett prices.

Have a nice meal,

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