It's so so... Dec 20, 2011
I looked up on Open Rice before heading there. From the look of the exterior, I thought it would be a nice place for a slightly romantic meal/date with my hubby. The restaurant itself, the interior was nice and cozy, they also have an outdoor seating at the veranda.
Food wise, the two of us ordered 3 dishes. Atum (tuna) Salad, Lemon Clams, Suckling Pig. I wanted to order the Macau fish, but it may be too much for us. They serve fresh and hot piggy bun at the start, which is the best of the meal. The salad was good, I'll give it a 7/10. The lemon clams was delicious, it's very meaty unlike the pan-fried clams in HK street restaurant, although I'd say it's quite 'sandy' perhaps the kitchen didn't watch it carefully.. The soup base was unbeatable. I'll give it a 8.5/10. Then it comes the Suckling Pig, totally not recommending this. First, it carried a heavy raw poultry taste, then the pig itself is very fat leaving not much meat, plus it really has no taste/flavor at all. The only good memory was the crispy skin, that's it. It's served with a small portion of rice as well as french fries. The fries were super over-cooked, I suspected that they reheat the old fries with microwave - it came dark and crunchy and only oil in the fries, no potato left. I'll give it a 4/10.
Overall, I'd rate it 7/10.
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Dec 18, 2011
Spending per head: Approximately MOP200(Dinner)
Value for Money3
Beautiful experience Aug 22, 2011
Sunday night, after 2 days first family Macau trip, will go back to busy HK after this.
Actually, I dined at this restaurant 4/5 years ago, just by chance without doing any research in advance. Was an wonderful experience too, impressed by the interior and service, high quality of food. This time, another by coincidence as we originally planned to dine at another restaurant but it's fully booked. I browsed openrice and found this, didn't realize I came here before until I arrived the entrance. What a romantic re-visit.
Setting on the second floor, waitress turn on the air-cond as she saw us were sweating
We ordered Clams with Lemon, Stewed pork leg with beer, cabbage with olives, 1L Sangria for share.
I always like the bread they served, hot and crispy. Clams were surprisingly good, this was our first time to have clams cooked with lemon, something special, I ate the cooked lemon skin as well, it's healthy. The pork leg was so delicious, honestly, I could finish it myself
To finish the dinner, we had the biscuits pudding, very nice, not too sweet and the texture was very smooth. We all loved it.
Service was pleasant; it's a beautiful ending of our trip.
Recommended Dish(es): stewed pork leg,clams
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Aug 21, 2011
Spending per head: Approximately MOP180(Dinner)
Value for Money5
Wonderful dining experience in Macau~ May 05, 2010
It was fate that led me all the way to Macau. A couple of my friends from overseas were visiting Hong Kong and wanted to go on an excursion. so what better place than Macau?
One of them wanted something 'authentic'. So i called up a couple of local friends and did some research and voila~ before we knew it, we were standing right in front of Escada. Escada seemed so different from the rest; just walking up the stairs leading to the restaurant was an enjoyment itself, as it was sort of secluded from the hustling and bustling city centre. The exterior was very European with a very enchanting wooden sign hanging that told us we were in the right place.
We were greeted by friendly faces who treated us with warm hospitality. After a few recommendations and a lot of discussion, this is what we ordered:
1. octupus salad-this is my favourite , absolutely amazing
2. African chicken- sauce was amazing
3. suckling pig- yumm~~
4. samosa- another fav of mine
5. Salted Codfish (balcahau?) with potato and scrambled eggs-love it!!
6. curry crab- second fav =)
7. pan fried sole with banana- this is good too, never had anything like this before.
every dish was absolutely amazing and cooked with exceptional skills. Though we were already stuffed to the neck by the time we had dessert. We ordered a round of dessert.
We ordered Serradura (biscuit pudding) and the chocolate pudding. i love the choco more~~
my opinion is, this is the best restaurnt in Macau and worth paying a visit if you are ever in Macau~ the service and food is topic top-notch
Value for Money5
Food was just okay! Jan 26, 2010
I went to this place last weekend with some friends during our 3 day Macau tour. We were disappointed too despite of the good comments from other diners. The overall ambience was not bad at all, colonial style old architecture and it is convenient to find. The time we went there, the place was empty, it was around 8:00pm and the service attendant was very helpful in finding us a nice table.
We ordered the clams, duck rice, african chicken, steak and....
Sauteed Clams ~ sauce is quite delicious, with a zesty flavor, but unfortuately with many "sands" inside, it's not okay! We left the clams dish untouched
Duck Rice ~ forgot the price... $130 or something, it's a bit pricy, duck meat has no flavor... the cook must have forgotten to add seasonings? .
African Chicken ~ I love African Chicken!
some kind of Portuguese Steak ~ We ordered medium rare, but it was definitely over done and the meat was tough.
We didn't order any dessert there, but we ate dessert in "Hang Heng Yuen" which is in San Man Lo quite close to Senado Square and it was surpisingly good!
For $250 per person, I would say it's too expensive. I would not go there again!
Date of Visit: Jan 21, 2010
Spending per head: Approximately MOP250(Dinner)
Value for Money2