By Karen Chiang
Lord Stow’s Bakery
Whether it’s your first time in Macau or not, there is one thing you’re almost guaranteed to not leave without. The famous and addictive Portuguese egg tart with its sweet, caramelized filling and flaky crust has had many debating which bakery is the best, but one name is always in the mix: Lord Stow’s Bakery. It’s original bakery still stands at Colane, but if you’re in a pinch you can always get one from its Venetian Macau or Taipa Village branch.
Address: 1 Rua do Tassara, Coloane, Macau
Phone: +853 2888 2534
Choi Lou Kei
You’ve probably heard of the pork chop bun, you’ve definitely seen Hong Kong’s pineapple bun… But have you tasted the combination of both with an added slice of cheese? Proclaiming as the first who came up with curious dish, Choi Lou Kei serves up a mean rendition with a golden and sweet pineapple bun top wrapped around the well-seasoned pork chop, with a slightly salted layer of melted cheese to give it even more flavour. Need more? Add an egg for the ultimate tea time snack.
Address: G/F, 4A R. de Tomas da Rosa, Ferreira de Almeida, Macau
Phone: +853 2830 4748
Wing Kee Beef Offal
Known for its marinated, piping hot and saucy beef offal, Wai Kee has been in the business for more than 9 decades and passed on for three generations. Easily spotted by its crisp scissors-snapping sound, the stall offers beef offal and fish balls enjoyed even by the Japanese diplomats. You can also pick and mix your own ingredients like broccoli and soy sheets that will soak up all the sauce.
Address: G/F, Mandarin Theatre, R. de Pedro Nolasco da Silva, Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro
Mok Yei Kei
Much like marmite, durian is a fruit that needs an acquired taste. But for those who has acquired a taste for this exotic fruit will find an appreciation for Mok Yei Kei’s D24 or Mustang durian ice cream. Founded in 1954, this local brand located in Taipa village is also known for its coconut ice cream, sawdust pudding and agar offerings that is named in the Michelin guide.
Address: 9A, Rua do Cunha, Taipa, Macau
Phone: +853 6669 5194
Dessert lovers will be no stranger to the sweet treat that is this store’s namesake. For the uninitiated, Serradura pudding is also quirkily known as sawdust pudding for the layers of crumbled Maris biscuits in between whipped cream. The traditional Portuguese dessert has now been made into fun flavours like chocolate, coffee, mango, and even durian.
Address: Rua Do Regedor 183-189, Taipa, Macau
Phone: +853 2883 8688
Lai Kei Ice Cream
Few ice cream brands are still homemade, and even fewer are sold in a nostalgic setting in Macau. The small and local dessert store is most known for its yam ice cream and coconut ice cream among its more predictable choices, but every flavour is made fresh in house. For something photogenic, make sure you order the ice cream sandwich served in a retro paper box.
Address: 12 Rua Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida, Macau
Phone: +853 2837 5781
Da Sheng Gong Herbal Tea
Most street food can be quite oily and heaty - a Traditional Chinese Medicine concept that food cooked in high heat can cause imbalance in your body. Da Sheng Gong is one of the most reputable and historic place in Macau for Chinese herbal tea, but it is also very easily missed because of its hole-in-the-wall location in the crowded Ruins of St. Paul’s area. Be sure you keep a lookout and drop by for authentic tastes and age-old healing abilities of this humble cup of tea.
Address: G/F, 1 R. da Palha, Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, Macau
"Cooling" herbal tea to beat the heat.
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