Despite my previous tirade, I was still willing to subject myself to more dim sum. This was partly for nostalgic reasons, as I wanted to revisit a dim sum restaurant in Macau that I remembered from a previous visit.
Beginning at the Ruínas de São Paulo and wandering along hilly lanes until we reached the beautiful Jardim de Luís de Camões, I spotted the restaurant and we stepped in. The choices appeared a bit more diverse than those at restaurants I’d encountered in Hong Kong:
and actually included some vegetables. Beginning at 1 o’clock and moving clockwise, there was steamed fish balls, deep-fried wontons, eggplant with a fish paste filling, steamed pork-filled buns, firm tofu stuffed with pork, and in the middle, fish head with black beans. Unfortunately it was a bit of a cold morning and most dishes chilled upon arrival, but we kept warm with hot tea:
Unfortunately the food was not quite as tasty as I remembered, and as a frustrating but appropriate footnote to my dim sum experience, I suspect that the red fish balls gave me one of the worst cases of upset stomach I’ve had in years.
Regardless, if you’re willing to risk it, the restaurant is located near the entrance to Jardim de Luís de Camões:
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