A Petisqueira, Macau
This was a completely random selection as we walked through Taipa Village tonight (15 Ruo s. Joao, 2882-5354). Well, this cozy checkered tableclothed venue seemed to be pulling in the crowds. Besides, when in Macau, Portuguese food is a must, right?
We of course had to get some form of bacalhau, and thus went with the bacalhau a escondidinho, where the cod was roasted and served with potatoes, onions, tomatoes, and a heavy dose of olive oil. It was a bit on the salty side, but that I suppose that comes with the territory.
We were probably more impressed with the (stir) fried clams, which were super fresh and drenched in garlic, oil, and chili pepper flakes. Was this considered more Macanese than Portuguese though? Either way, we were glad to have had it, along with all of the other goodies like chorizo and gambas.