When my friends and I visited the Old Taipa Village in Macau last June 2013, we stopped by this lovely Portuguese restaurant that’s quaint and interesting. We actually ate our lunch already at Cafe Chong Sam and we just wanted to try out Portuguese cuisine for the first time, since we’re already at Macau.
Seafood Rice by O Santos Comida Portuguesa
We only ordered one dish – the Seafood rice, which according to their waitress, is their bestseller. On a lighter note, the waitress hurriedly took our order because Portuguese restaurants close early at 3pm. Well, that was educational.
I was hesitant to try this dish at first because I am not very fond of eating squid, but I did anyway.
Well, it did not disappoint. I loved it, and the rice itself is already a meal. I don’t need to eat it with another dish because it’s already very tasty and delicious.
We were also given a couple of Cinnamon spices to accentuate the flavors in the seafood rice. Either way, the seafood rice was a delight to me.
Arroz Doce à Portuguesa 甜飯 – Sweet Rice Portuguese Style
One of my friends also ordered this unique dessert called Arroz Doce à Portuguesa 甜飯 – Sweet Rice Portuguese Style, that tastes like sweet sticky rice. The cinnamon spice was a perfect complement to this dessert.
I wasn’t able to take another photo of the other dessert, which is Gelado de Natas à Moda da Casa, their homemade ice cream. And again it’s also delicious, creamy and cool.
If you ever get the chance to stop by Taipa Village (which is extremely accessible by Galaxy Macau‘s shuttle bus), I hope you get to try O Santos Comida Portuguesa Restaurant. Just make sure you stop by before 3pm.
O Santos Comida Portuguesa Rating:
|Taste and Originality:||(4.5 / 5)|
|Customer Experience:||(4.0 / 5)|
|Value for Money:||(3.5 / 5)|
|Brick and Mortar:||(3.5 / 5)|
|Average:||(3.9 / 5)|