On the evening of the Drunken Dragon Festival, Qi Meng, A Ping and I decided to try out a Macau institution – Fat Siu Lau.
In business since 1903, Fat Siu Lau has been open for over 100 years now and after going there, we knew why. No restaurant can make lamb and pigeon like that and not turn a profit.
The lamb was wow, and the famous roasted pigeon was wow, wow, wow.
The other two dishes, African Chicken and Baked Codfish, weren’t on the level of those two, but were still pretty good. The African Chicken was extremely thick, and a little spicy, so it might not be for everyone.
If you’re a fan of Macau’s baked cod, then you’ll probably love Fat Siu Lau’s, but in my opinion everyone does the dish far too oily, although it’s sure to make you feel full.
A choice that also comes highly recommended is Seafood Rice, which we didn’t order, but definitely will next time.
Located on the Street of Happiness, the restaurant has quite aged well over its one hundred years. The inside has been completely refurbished, and has a cute romantic feel about it, making it a nice charming place to have a meal.
Prices are also quite reasonable – for three mains, one starter and two bottles of wine our bill only ran $1100, which is about the same level as Litoral or Solmar. While Fat Siu Lau is certainly not cheap, food like this is still worth every penny.
Fat Siu Lau means Smiling Buddha in Cantonese and he definitely made us happy. With its great blend of authentic Macanese-Portuguese food, 100 year old history, and awesome location, it’s a must try when in Macau. My mouth waters every time I think about the place.