Trying Portuguese food at Pinocchio Restaurant
in Macau with family and friends
As we gather to celebrate Thanksgiving later this week, I have many fond memories of past family gatherings.
"Food is magical because it fulfills our stomachs while at the same time bringing us together as family"
Almost everyone in my family is in the restaurant business. When I was a kid, we would dine at one of the restaurants owned by my family either in San Francisco or Hong Kong. These dinner functions would easily attract as many as 50 family members. It always amazed me to see how food could pull a family together, and how everyone enjoyed food as much as catching up with one another. Most of the time, the food itself would be the main attraction where we would discuss how they tasted, and we would make guesses on the recipe and its cooking method.
My parents wanted to expose my brother and myself to interesting and complicated food. I remember trying alligator meat and even drinking turtle soup. One of my favorite quotes is "No one can understand the culture of a country without first experiencing its food and drink." Whenever I travel to another state or country, I would make it a point to try their food staples so we could learn more about the person or country through experiencing food and drink.
That being said, 'Celebrate the diversity in this vibrant city' is the motto we want to convey to diners at Mozzeria.