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  • Well good morning from Hong Kong (香港).

  • It is seven in the morning.

  • A little early to be out in my opinion but today we're going to Macau (澳門 - 澳门).

  • Special day.

  • So we've got our tickets for Macau (澳門 - 澳门).

  • Woo!

  • 160 Hong Kong dollars each.

  • It is just over $20 US bucks and they give you your seats as you basically arrive.

  • Just after you go through immigration.

  • Yeah so we just got these little stickers.

  • We're 17M and 17K and guys don't forget to bring your passport because technically you're

  • going to a different special administrative region.

  • You're going from Hong Kong (香港) to Macau (澳門 - 澳门).

  • So we have just sat down in the boat (TurboJET

  • - 噴射飛航).

  • I already feel queasy.

  • This is like rocking from side to side.

  • Are you regretting your decision to have a Mcdonald's breakfast this morning?

  • That was his idea.

  • Not it wasn't.

  • We needed something quick.

  • We normally don't eat there.

  • Oh man.

  • Made it.

  • And you know what?

  • The ride was a lot smoother than I was expecting.

  • I think it was because we were on the second floor of the boat this time.

  • Yeah.

  • That and the fact you were sleeping most of the way.

  • I passed out.

  • It was way too early to be traveling.

  • In all fairness almost everyone was sleeping on that ride so.

  • Yeah.

  • So yeah now we're basically we're going to go catch our transportation.

  • We're looking to find one of the free shuttle buses to the hotels we're looking for.

  • Yes.

  • Possibly the Venetian bus and then we get started.

  • Haha.

  • I feel so cheeky.

  • We're being so cheap instead of paying for a bus or for the taxi.

  • No, that is what everyone does.

  • Free shuttle.

  • That is what everyone does here.

  • That is true.

  • We found free transportation.

  • Shhhh.

  • So I'm not sure if we already mentioned this but today is just a day trip from Hong Kong

  • (香港).

  • So we're not actually staying here in Macau (澳門 - 澳门).

  • We did that once before and it is super expensive here.

  • Like everything is overpriced.

  • So we thought we would just visit for the day and yeah we're going to be making a little

  • guide and showing you a few of the different things that you can do here and eat here.

  • We're going to be sampling lots of good food.

  • Alright, so we figured since we took the free shuttle to the Venitian we should probably

  • visit the Venetian (澳門威尼斯人度假村酒店).

  • What do you think?

  • So yeah, we've just been checking it out here.

  • And it is definitely obviously not like Venice but I guess it is a casino version of Venice.

  • It is a bit like Vegas.

  • It is a bit like Vegas.

  • And yeah Macao has been called the Vegas of China.

  • So I mean.

  • Yeah.

  • Yeah we're going to go check out a few other casinos and then I think we're going to spend

  • the rest of the day exploring more of the historic ruins and eating.

  • More of the cultural side.

  • More of the cultural stuff and then eating a lot of street food as well too.

  • I have to say walking through casinos is exhausting.

  • These buildings are massive.

  • We're currently trying to reach the Parisian (澳門巴黎人) from the Venetian.

  • I feel like we've been walking for 15 or 20 minutes.

  • Still not in sight.

  • So we had enough of hotels and casinos for a while and we've walked over to Taipa (氹仔)

  • and over here we're going to be visiting the Taipa Houses Museum (龍環葡韻住宅式博物館

  • - Casas-Museu da Taipa).

  • There is also like a nice little park with wetlands behind us.

  • So yeah, it is a lot quieter and more peaceful over here.

  • I would say I prefer it.

  • So what did you think of the museum?

  • Yeah, it was pretty cool.

  • It was free to visit and there is about four different houses you can go in to.

  • Each house had its own different kind of theme or gallery.

  • One was a living museum, there was another where there was artwork and there was another

  • where there was old photographs.

  • So yeah if you pop by here you can check out the different houses.

  • Just pop in and it doesn't take long to visit them at all.

  • We have now been walking around for a few hours and I'm starting to feel the hanger

  • vibes.

  • Yeah, so it is a good time to go eat.

  • It is just before noon and it is time to scarf down on some Macanese street food.

  • Let's get food.

  • So we kind of have a list of things we want to try here in Macau (澳門 - 澳门).

  • Yes.

  • And this was not on here.

  • Wasn't on the list but we still found it interesting.

  • So what is this one?

  • So this is an egg pudding but I got the chocolate egg pudding.

  • Yeah, they also had green tea right?

  • Yeah.

  • Um, so yeah it is like an egg.

  • They sliced off the top.

  • I don't even know how you make this to be honest.

  • Do you shape the egg until it is creamy?

  • I have no idea.

  • We have no idea what this is and that is what makes it so exciting.

  • Mmmm.

  • Well it does not taste like boiled eggs so that is excellent.

  • It is really creamy.

  • Look at that.

  • Is it sweet?

  • Like how yeah.

  • Yeah, it is literally like pudding.

  • Okay.

  • Maybe it is just like pudding that has been put inside of the eggshell.

  • Maybe that is just the preparation of it.

  • Look.

  • Oh wow.

  • This is a mystery to me.

  • No idea how it is made but it is so delicious.

  • Wow.

  • And Sam doesn't like eggs so he was like no I won't have one.

  • So are you going to eat it all then?

  • You're missing out.

  • Seriously this is like chocolate pudding.

  • It is so creamy, so smooth.

  • Unbelievable.

  • So it took us a while to find a place that was serving pork chops this early.

  • But we finally found one.

  • Yeah, some of them weren't going to start serving them until 2pm.

  • Until 2 pm.

  • And it is around noon right now so oh bummer but we finally found somewhere and this pork

  • chop bun (豬扒包) is one of the most popular street foods you can find in Macau (澳門

  • - 澳门).

  • Yeah.

  • It is basically.

  • Oh wow.

  • Thank you.

  • Here comes our tea too.

  • It is basically considered a Macanese specialty.

  • Uh huh.

  • And it is almost considered like a Macanese hamburger.

  • Macau's take on a hamburger.

  • So you've got your pork chop (豬扒包) in the middle.

  • Yeah.

  • And then you have a crispy bun.

  • Well it is crispy on the outside and it is supposed to be soft on the inside.

  • So I am dripping sauce all over the place.

  • Time for me to just take a bite.

  • Next up we're having Pastel de Nata (蛋撻 - 蛋挞) and this is where you start to see

  • the Portuguese influence in Macanese cuisine.

  • This is something that you find everywhere in Portugal.

  • We had these when we were in Lisbon.

  • There is a really famous shop um in Belem.

  • And yeah these are really tasty.

  • I've had these often.

  • I know.

  • So let's dig in.

  • So excited to be having them again.

  • Mmmm.

  • And the Macanese take on it is really good.

  • Mmmm.

  • Really good.

  • Look at that.

  • It is like so custard-y inside.

  • Wow.

  • And we got these from what is considered to be a famous place for them.

  • It is called Lord Stow's.

  • Yeah.

  • Yeah.

  • It is not from the original shop but it is from one of the branches and ah yeah we're

  • just really lucky to bump in to it.

  • It is so flakey.

  • Haha.

  • The exterior.

  • Look at that.

  • Can you see the layers these.

  • It is like Millefeuille.

  • So I have to say I really enjoyed visiting this area.

  • Taipa (氹仔).

  • I hadn't been here before when I was last in Macao (澳門 - 澳门) and it is pretty

  • cool.

  • It just feels more historic.

  • It is colorful.

  • Great street food.

  • So next up we're going to head to Senado Square (Largo do Senado - 議事亭前地) and to

  • get there we're going to make use of some of the free transportation provided by the

  • Casinos.

  • Update.

  • So the free shuttle that they used to have from the Galaxy Hotel to the area around Senado

  • Square (Largo do Senado - 議事亭前地) a few years ago no longer runs.

  • What?

  • So we're going to Star World.

  • Yep.

  • And from there I think we're going to be walking about 20 minutes the guy said.

  • It is getting us halfway there and then we have to walk.

  • We're getting a little spoiled I'd say.

  • We were on our way to Senado Square but then we spotted these really pretty garden so we're

  • taking a bit of a detour.

  • Yeah, it is has been nice so far and we've just been walking around and I think we're

  • probably only like five or ten minutes away from where we want to be so getting closer.

  • Where are we at the moment?

  • So we're at Senado Square (Largo do Senado - 議事亭前地).

  • This is where we've been trying to walk to now for a while.

  • Yeah.

  • We've just been taking some time-lapses so setting the camera up on the tripod and I

  • think we're going to try and go find a bite.

  • We're getting a little peckish again.

  • Again.

  • And you know what?

  • It is looking super Christmas-y around here.

  • It is.

  • Check it out.

  • It is only like 19 days away from Christmas.

  • So yeah.

  • But by the time you watch this Christmas will be long gone.

  • Happy 2017! Haha.

  • This is just a little bit too crowded for me.

  • We're at a standstill.

  • We're not moving.

  • Not going anywhere.

  • Ow.

  • We're losing steam.

  • We're still determined to see as much as we can in one day.

  • Man.

  • Yeah, we made it to Saint Paul's Ruins.

  • We still haven't found food though so we're getting a little hangry.

  • We have St. Paul's Ruins (大三巴牌坊) off in the background and Sam ready to sample

  • more food.

  • Yeah, so something you're going to find in Macau (澳門 - 澳门) well just about everywhere.

  • Especially around the Saint Paul's Ruins (大三巴牌坊) is you get this beef jerky that is for sale.

  • Yeah.

  • And you buy these big slabs and they cut it up for you like there is just a huge amount

  • here.

  • So I'm going to try it.

  • I did sample this one.

  • It is sweet.

  • Is it beef or pork?

  • That is the question.

  • It is pork.

  • Pork.

  • Pork jerky (豬肉乾).

  • Mmmm.

  • That is really nice.

  • It has got like a sweet glaze on it.

  • It kind of reminds me of um if you've ever had a cooked ham that has been cooked in like

  • molasses or maple syrup or something like that.

  • Very Canadian.

  • Maple Syrup.

  • Uh huh.

  • It kind of has that glaze type of sweetness on the outside and it is nice meat.

  • It is not unlike other jerkys that I've had before it is not as chewy.

  • Um, it basically you just bite in to it and the meat basically disintegrates in your mouth

  • so it is nice.

  • We've got a lot.

  • Look at that.