For most of us, we do not think of breakfast as the most important meal of the day. Some even skip it because time is limited in the morning. However, if one has the luxury of taking it easy for a day and heads to Mandarin Oriental, Macau’s Lobby Lounge, he or she will realize that breakfast can actually turn into a feast.
Lobby Lounge is already well-known to have one of the best laksas and chicken satays in town, but the excitement does not stop there. During breakfast, they also serve Singaporean and Malaysian delicacies. Roti Paratha- an Indian influence, crispy and flaky flatbread that is found in Southeastern countries- is served with vegetable and beans in a curry sauce. The healthy choice provides a good source of protein and carbohydrate to start the day.
For something less healthy but more sumptuously delicious, the Singapore Style Pandan Kaya Butter Bun offers an insane amount of butter hidden between the bread. The sweet and fatty flavors are mixed together to create a combination that will surely wake up an individual who is into soft and creamy textures, but it is definitely not recommended to those who has a family history of cardiovascular or diabetic issues.
Individuals who prefer a breakfast that helps to fight ageing will be delighted at the sight of Berries Power, an antioxidant power meal that includes fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and most importantly, açaí. Açaí is considered a superfood as it has an abundance of anthocyanins, an antioxidant that promotes good cholesterol level.
Playful Afternoon Tea
Whenever you are eating, have you ever imagined that plates are not needed and a table can turn into a playful canvas where food is displayed beautifully and freely? At Mandarin Oriental, Macau’s Vida Rica Bar, the Painter Afternoon Tea Set allows the chef to put sauces, macarons, cakes and all sorts of delicious bites right on the table, creating an experience that tantalises the senses and transcends our understanding of what an afternoon tea should be. Despite of all the excitement, the experience is not messy at all as all elements are set securely on the table and one enjoys them all with silverware. Irene Sam, MDT