Thursday, May 08, 2008

Abalone for Supper @ Venetian, Macau

Fancy having abalone for supper? Fancy having not one (1) but five (5) abalones for supper? Fancy having five abalones for supper at the 5-star Venetian Macau Resort Hotel? Don't worry, you don't need to win big money to have such lavish supper. Interested to know more? Just read on.

Venetian provides free shuttle bus from the Macau Ferry Terminal, so need not worry about transportation. In fact, all casinos provides free shuttle service, hence all you need to do is to hop on to the bus of your preferred destination.

The first word that came out of my mouth the moment I stepped into Venetian was 'WOW'! It is humongous!!! I should have expected it since it's the second largest building in the world. We arrived at the resort almost 10 p.m. so we didn't get to explore the place much since most of the retail shops were already closing. We took a walk along the Grand Canal. Initially we thought of hiring a Gondola till we were told of the exorbitant price. I couldn't remember how much it was, but definitely not worth it since there was nothing much to see at that hour.

There are quite a number of famous restaurants and interesting eating outlets too. Sadly, we were just too full, and in our case, too shy to just go in and order a dish to share. Although we were full, we just refused to go back without having any supper. So we headed off to the foodcourt instead. Quite a wide selection and I was so excited when they even have BOOST, my favourite juice bar from Australia. But brother-in-law was particular interested in this stall called Sino Recipe originated from Hong Kong.

Bro-in-law was studying the menu and the photo of a bowl of luscious beef noodle soup with 3 abalones caught our attention. And the most surprising of all, it only costs HKD38 (RM15.60 - based on today's exchange rate). We were indecisive whether to give it a try or a miss as it sounded too good to be true that we couldn't believe our eyes. Afterall, how often will you get served exactly like the picture they put in the menu right? Bro-in-law decided to reconfirm with the cashier if the noodle really served with 3 abalones for the price of HKD38 and guess what the waitress said?

Bro-in-law: Miss, this abalone beef noodle soup...HKD 38 and really comes with 3 abalones?
Cashier: *Replying in very cocky tone* NO! Not only 3 but 5 'small' abalones!!!! And free coke somemore.

Bro-in law, Hubby and Me: ONE BOWL PLEASE!!!!

When our bowl of abalone beef noodle soup was placed in front of us, the three of us was stunned. Now we understand her meaning of 'small'. I have never seen such small abalones before! I was really tempted to take one and put it on top of a 20 cent coin but that would dirty the tiny precious abalone.

I only had an abalone since I was still full. The clear soup was full of beefy flavour as the beef brisket gravy was added into it. Still value for money as I don't think we can find this in KL at RM15.

It turned out that bro-in-law also ordered a bowl of scallop wantan noodle too. Priced at HKD33 (RM13.50), it came with 4 gigantic-sized wantans, claimed to be
stuffed with scallops and minced pork. I couldn't trace any sign of scallops at all, but to be fair, I was too full to be able to give a fair judgement on the taste.

Out of curiousity, bro-in-law ordered one of their specialty; Buffalo Milk Double Layered Pudding. No doubt it was smooth and just the right amount of sweetness, but I find it too rich and overpowering with the milky flavour.

So there you go...a lavish yet affordable abalone for supper. I will be back to Venetian for more next till then, stay tuned!

Sino Recipe is located at:
Macau - Shop 2530 The Grand Canal Shoppes, The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel
CausewayBay - Shop 6-8, Ground Floor Excelsior Plaza, Yee On Bldg, 24-26 East Point Road, HK
Kowloon - G/F, No. 10 Hau Fook Street, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, HK.


Live2Talk said...

Delicious. Yummy. Affordable. Lucky babe :)

little inbox said...

Little baby abalones... :)

Kenny Mah said...

Those are like mini-abalones, or better yet, call them 'baby abalones'... Small lah, but if tastes good, okay what...

Hmm, it seems you have this distaste for the milky flavour leh, judging by this and previous posts...

J2Kfm said...

Haha, maybe they should feed the small abalones more before dunking them in hot soup. cute tiny morsels. luckily bigger than lala meat. buffalo milk? *_*

Jackson said...

OMG!!! This is my first destination in Macau!!!

Imbi & Itchy said...

aiyooooo ... baby abalones soooo cute lahh. I have no idea where this place is, perhaps it was not open yet when I was there in Sept last year. I agree, the bus damn happening lah, like disco liddat lol

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

oh, looks good! i can see lots of ppl trooping to macau after this. airasia shd pay u!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

very small indeed hahah..but rm15..worth every cent lor! going macau again? hav u turned into a tour guide as ur new job?? hahaha

CUMI & CIKI said...

the scallop wantan noodle looks fantastic! lol... yummie

Ivy Wong said...

live2talk: Hehehe..thanks! Really a lucky discovery, otherwise, wouldn't have tried such small abalones.

little inbox: Harlow! Thanks for leaving me a comment. :)

kenny: are so observant hor? Yep, i don't like milk tasting too 'sou' or 'milky'. But I am also lactose intolerant so when it comes to milk or even their products, I get very choosey. One cup of the wrong milk could send me a week to the toilet regularly.

jackson: will sure like this place. Enjoy!

Imbi & Itchy: So comfy right those buses? So convenient...everything centralise at the ferry terminal. Just hop-on-hop-off only.

Terri: Haha..anyway to contact them? LOL!

NJoe: Of course worth it even it's baby abalone. Still abalone ma. Hahaha! Ermm.....if turning into a tour guide makes money, why not?

cumi & ciki: Looks good hor? Sadly not much taste.

Nic (KHKL) said...

ohhhh..bao yue zhai (baby abalone)!! love them...mum bought lotsa when she was in hk...goes really well with black chicken and scampi...makes a fantastic soup!!! i even thought of making pasta with it..hehe

daphne said...

haha. such cute abalones! i dont think i hv seen such tiny ones before either!

tigerfish said...

You went to Macau liow? I thought you said June. The building does not feel as huge as it promised to be leh (2nd largest in the world) - I just can't feel it when I was there.
I prefer the Venetian in Vegas :P

What did you eat that made you so full and can only eat the mini abalones? hee heee...that entire bowl looks good!

Big Boys Oven said...

those abalone look so awesomely good and yes, not expensive at all!

ai wei said...

gosh, i m salivating now.
it's still a worth e. hk's 'hoi mei' very fresh! aunt brought us kilos of dried scallops from hk ^^

christine said...

3 in exchange for 5 only RM15..definetely good bargain..buffalo milk??how does it different from normal milk

JeromeFo- 杰龙 said...

Omgz. The abalone look so special*
Wish i could hv the chance to try it one day. Price is so reasonable if compare to other countries.

Jun said...

wei, why nvr ta pau...?? :(

durianberry said...

Wah, fabulous food! Buffalo milk pudding reminds me of buffalo mozzarella

allaboutattitude said...

HK/ Macau is a haven for food .... I wanna go!!
Visit me at

mimi said...

I ate those baby abalone b4,it's tin food if not mistaken... quite chewy

ling239 said...

hahahaaa... such cute baby abalone ! still tasty right ? :p

catsndogs said...

woo hooo... i'll b goin macau next month, thanks for the tips, maybe will call u for mroe info :D

ohh yaa... Happy Mother's Day , as soon , someday ..somewhere .. u going to be one too. :D

Crunchasarus Rex said...

I'm going to Macau .. !! and have some abalone..:)


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