Macau: Old Taipa Village

Taipa Village consists of narrow alleyways packed with restaurants, food stalls, shops, temples, and churches with colorful traditional Portuguese inspired architecture. It is just a few minute walk from Venetian/Galaxy hotel, you will spot this "Villa Da Taipa" structure and around 10-15 minutes further to Taipa Village.

We had lunch at Antonio's, situated in one of the alleyways of Taipa Village. Owned by Chef Antonio Coelho, the michelin starred restaurant offers diners the experience of an authentic portugese cuisine.

Portugese Food - Gambas, Goat Cheese and Honey on Toast, African Chicken, and Portugese Duck Rice

Family picture at Antonio's.

Rua Do Cunha - a narrow street in Taipa village more popularly known as food street. I was able to try the Macanese desert, Serradura (or sawdust pudding), at Gelatina Mok Yi Kei along this street. I really liked the milky/creamy taste to it coupled with the texture of crushed biscuits.

Rua Do Regedor - another strip of food establishments at Taipa Village with a European feel.

Cafe Tai Lei - a lot of blogs recommended Cafe Tai Lei's Pork Chop Buns so I gave it a try. It was just okay for me and the pork was a bit dry. Cafe Tai Lei can be found along Rua Do Regedor and the shop opens around 2-3pm. Expect long lines.

Church of our Lady Carmel along Avenida De Carlos Da Maia.

Taipa House Museum - portugese-chinese houses that were formerly resided by local merchants and then converted into a museum. Wedding pictorials are also commonly held in the area.

Some film shots of Taipa Village

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