新好利咖啡饼店 @ Taipa, Macau


I was brought to this place initially by another group of friends about 2 years back. I was on free and easy for the whole day before I flew back to SG, so I decided I need to get my 猪扒包(Pork Chop Buns) fix hence I hailed a cab, and headed down to the 手信街of Taipa Island.

The shop is really old and run down adjoining another shop to their right which leads to the kitchen there. Very small and crampy if you meet a large crowd that day. Weekdays are perfect and I chose to be there after 2pm.

the shop... don't ask me how to pronounce in Portuguese...
This is the inner part of the shop... there is another part with the main door.
Ice Yuen Yang (Ice Tea with Coffee)
Birds Nest Egg Tart
Seriously, nothing special... Dunno where's the birds nest also... haha
Piping hot pork chop bun... This is the part when newbies will ask,"How to eat?" Haha... I used to ask that... Just find a way to eat it lah, you'll know when you come to that situation.
Chicken chop noodles. The chicken is not bad... noodles a bit on the hard side.
Address to the place.

Rating: 4/5. Standard dropped a little… The pork chop has a very strong ‘old’ oil smell.

Taste: Was ok. Should have ordered the egg tart instead of the birds nest one.

Portion: Average.

Price: Came up about HKD$50+. Pretty affordable.

RTE: Maybe only… Will look for other places cos pork chop buns are everywhere in Macau!

Location: See last picture.

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MGM Patisserie @ Macau City, Macau


Ok some of you might be wondering why I’m writing about such a famous and grand place in my affordable foodblog. Well for the same reason, affordability lor. Reason is I do not want any of my readers here miss out a very nice hi-tea set they are serving at a very affordable price for 2. So if you’re walking around checking out the nice decorate City Of Dreams, you may wann take a break at this very nice and chill out Patisserie at MGM Grand.

The place... love the ambience.
A wide variety of pastries and buns
And lovely cakes! Price range is about HKD$30-$40+... A little bit on the pricey side but looking at the deco on the cakes, you know a lot of effort has gone into it.
Sweets for the kids...
This is the hi-tea set I was talking about... 3-tiers of assorted savoury and sweet pastries, cakes and sandwiches.
Lower tier
Middle tier
Upper tier

Rating: 5/5

Taste: Awesome… MGM Grand leh.

Portion: Above average.

Price: If I can remember clearly it’s HKD$169 per set and comes with 2 coffees. In fact you can share this with more people. But with me around, maximum 2! ;P

RTE: Yes!

Location: MGM Grand. Walk into the lobby from the car porch, turn left and walk through all the exhibits of the lovely artistic Chihuly vases, you’ll see it on your right.

Margaret’s Café é Nata @ Macau City, Macao


After some roast meats at 陈光记, we just cross the road and got into a little back alley-like place and there you find the most talked about place, Margaret’s Cafe. This place is famous for the Portuguese Egg Tarts… hence I must at least try it and prolly compare it with the KFC ones and the ones back home. So here is what I’ve found out.

The dark little alley just opposite of 陈光记
Then you will see this out of nowhere... This was taken at 5+pm
Signage... took while queueing... be prepared to queue for at least 20 mins.
Opening Hours
The lady in charge of the egg tarts... she's the busiest and had to station there permanently.
The fridge full of cheese cakes... should have tried but was too full and making stomach space for the egg tarts. The lady here is Margaret. Yes, the boss... and super grumpy looking.
Finally got my egg tarts after queueing for about 20mins+
Very soft inside and watch your lips... It's super hot.
Me munching away...
Queue at 6.15pm... still as long and never stops... They close at 6.30pm. Was lucky to get a seat... just have to wait for one but some people literally camp there...

Rating: 4/5. Loss marks in grumpy lady boss and taste.

Taste: Ok the taste of the eggy part is ok… Not too sweet. But then again, pastries like these that is served hot from the oven is deifnitely nice. Just like cakes, buns or even curry puff. The pastry however failed my standards cos even though they are piping hot, and there were still hard parts in the flakes. Unlike those in KFC, very flaky and soft. One bite and it’s nice and smooth. The hard parts are prolly due to the pastries were hand rolled… hence the layers are uneven. Other than that, really nothing special.

Portion: Average

Price: HKD$7.00 each(If I can remember correctly)

RTE: Only if friends I meet in Macau who wants to go and try. Like I said, I don’t mind trying the cheese cakes though.

Location: Enter Rua Do Dr. Pedro Jose Lobo Road, immediately on the right you find the alley on my first picture.