Red Dragon Noodles – Venetian Macau – a late night stop off

Red Dragon Noodles is one of many restaurants inside the Venetian Macau and it was merely a stop off to fill a hole before we made a beeline for the Black Jack table and to spin some dice on the roulette wheel like you do. It was 12am and we were bloody starving.

Roasted duck with thick vermicelli $70. Warming broth garnished with spring onions with hunks of fatty duck and noods, oh a token green vegetable too? How can this not be good.  

Japanese braised pork with ramen $70. Look it’s not your ramen shop special but when starving hungry after a TurboJET catamaran from HK this will do. Isn’t it pretty?

Wok-fried sliced pork belly, with preserved bean paste and leeks $76. Deeply umami and fiendishly delicious, I loved it and didn’t want to share. 

Stir-fried vegetable with black bean dace fillet $64. Speaking of fiendishly delicious this dish happen to hit the spot too. The dace is actually preserved then tinned with black beans – the result is intensely savoury tastes hardly fishy at all, it made the perfect dancing partner to my mouth. 

Stir-fried crispy pork belly and pineapple with ginger honey glaze $76. Sweet, savoury, sour and marvellous to eat. This dish had blasts of flavour. Why can’t all Chinese food be as good as this in London?


The verdict:

When did I go? November 2014
The damage: Expect to pay $150-$200 (£12-£20)
The good: In and amongst a huge hotel and a super mall sized casino this place is a little oasis serving up fresh from the wok authentic Cantonese dishes (part from the ramen) and it’s the sort of food I’d like to eat more of. It was also very cheap and served in bullet fast time.
The bad: It’s not in London!
Rating: 3.5/5
Would I go again? Yes
Address: Venetian Macao, Estrada da Baía de N. Senhora da Esperança, s/n, Taipa, Macao SAR, P.R. China
Phone: +853 2882 8833

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