At Mandarin Oriental Macau, Vida Rica Restaurant has been so far my favourite restaurant serving both Chinese and Western cuisines.
Coming back to this elegant place where is cleverly sectioned into individual dining area and tables next to the floor-to-ceiling glass windows, it contains a great intimacy, and still having delicate presentation and modesty in their dishes.
During the afternoon, their lunch menu is broken into a Chinese business set lunch and an European executive business set lunch, covering a dim sum platter and a starter, main course and starch, finishes with desserts respectively.
We are first served with fresh-baked bread assortment along with plain or spiced butter.
For the West, a lighter appetizer is a Japanese sweet prawn with crunchy and healthy quinoa salad, crab tartare, sliced avocado and sweet mango to finish.
For the East, we love the prawn dumpling with beet-dyed wrapper and the beautifully shaped swan taro puff from the signature dim sum platter. The pumpkin soup that follows are so rich and with chunks of crabmeat and pumpkin puree giving texture.
The mains for the sets are well worth the money. For seafood we have a steamed garoupa and a perfectly seared salmon fillet; for meat we have the excellent medium-rare beef oyster blade and stir-fried beef tenderloin which are equally tender and delicious.
By the time we have more than enough and are able to finish the three exquisite desserts, chocolate tart, berries panna cotta and the napoleon, the desserts at MO Macau have never failed to impress me!
Mini French Baguette, Plain Butter
Japanese Botan Ebi
Marinated sweet prawn with mango crab meat tian, red quinoa, avocado and Bonita flake sauce
Mandarin Oriental Dim Sum Platter
Steamed ‘Xiao Long Pau’ with Alaska king crab, beet root ‘Har Kau’ prawn dumplings with caviar, deep fried pork pastry with foie gras
Rich Pumpkin Soup with Crab Meat & Fish
Beef Oyster Blade
Grilled beef oyster with smoked mashed potatoes, baby carrot, trumpet mushroom, grilled banana shallot and pommery mustard
配煙薯蓉, 甘筍及杏鮑菇 伴烤乾蔥及芥末子醬
Seared salmon with buckwheat noodle, bean sprout with abalone, asparagus and herb butter sabayo
配蕎麥麵, 芽菜及鮑魚 伴蘆筍及香草牛油沙巴翁汁
Steamed Garoupa with Bean Curd & Black Truffle
Wok Fried Beef Tenderloin with Pioppini Mushrooms & Pan Jus
Assorted Seafood Rice with Pork & Vegetables in Supreme Broth
Crispy Rice, Shrimp, Seafood Broth
脆米, 鮮蝦, 海鮮湯
Chocolate Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream
Red Fruits Panna Cotta with Strawberry Sorbet
Vanilla Napoleon & Exotic Fruits
Vida Rica Restaurant
Address: 2/F, Mandarin Oriental, Avenida Dr Sun Yat Sen, NAPE, Macau
Telephone: +853 8805 8918
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 06:30-22:30