Sure if you visit Macau you can take in the bright lights, gambling and entertainment at the casinos
(or Tiger Airways flight direct to Macau), you can step away from casino-ville and to the quarter's main square - Largo do Senado and surrounding area where you'll be transported to the Mediterranean with its cobbled streets, beautiful colonial buildings (which are incredibly well preserved) and Macanese houses, served up with breezy laid back charm.
We tried out Escada at 8 Rua de Se where we tucked into some really good Portuguese stuffed crab...
and where the chorizo was cooked in front of you over a red wine flame
followed by a freaking big Portuguese style fish which even though it was over two hand spans big I ate all myself it was soooo good.
We also managed to fit in a quick stop off at the ruins of St Paul's Cathedral which were pretty impressive and certainly worth a visit if you have time. As it's perched up high on a hill you also get some good views back over Macau.Noodle and Congee Corner of the Grand Lisboa which served up the most delicious and creamy congee I've had - EVER! And you can take your pick from various fillings and treat yourself to a HUGE bowl of delicious congee. A must for congee lovers out there.