A few weeks ago I shoot a food and interiors photo session for Macau Closer (a bilingual – Chinese and English – Lifestyle and Arts magazine) for their monthly Restaurant Review section, wittily written by David Wong. This month´s subject was Porto de Macau, that, as the title of the article states is a take on ¨new flavor, (with) familiar surroundings¨.
This past friday I found myself lusting Mexican food terribly bad. So, although I know how awful are the reinterpretations of my country´s cuisine abroad, I walked under an inclement summer sun towards the one and only texmex restaurant in Macau. As usual, the experience was an unpleasant one. I felt robbed, mocked; and ended my long wished meal with a heavy heart just to think people (read chinese people and gweilos) could ever believe Mexican Gastronomy equals bad, real bad burritos and hard shell tacos made with canned beans and cheap pseudo mozza-cheddar (which btw, we don´t eat those things back home).