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陈光记烧味饭店 @ Macau City, Macau

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Was in Macau last Dec for a visit and my HK friend highly recommended this place for roast meats. Which sets me thinking… Roast meats… HKger recommend… It must be blardy good right that even a HKger rave about that place?!?! So soon after we checked into our hotel, we headed to the place which is just opposite Macau Square Mall and just opposite the famous Margaret’s Cafe for Portuguese Egg Tarts which I will be writing later after this entry. So we took a cab and all you have to do is tell the cab driver “陈光记” (Pronounced as Chan Kwong Gay), everyone knows where it is because this place is super famous with the locals with loads of history behind it and at the same time, Macau is such a small country.

The Shop... Think they do deliveries if you stay around the vicinity.
Fwah!!! They were getting ready for dinner crowd... we were there around 4pm.
Shop ambience... very traditional but with aircon... didn't check the toilet... so maybe some of you may wanna comment after checking it out? ;P
Price List... The goose is pretty expensive... The duck is good enough though. HKD is WIDELY accepted in Macau. No need to change to Macau Dollars.
We ordered the duck and chicken. Quite good combination. The duck has a very nice roasted taste... quite different from the roasted ducks we eat in HK, China or SG. Very tasty I must say.
Check out the oil dressing they use... It's actually the oil from the duck with loads of spices and pepper. Then they drown the roasted duck with it before serving. Is this what they mean by drowning the duck in its own sauce? ;P
Char siew... can skip... too hard for my liking.
Located on this road... It's a very short side road, so go locate it. 😉

Rating: 4.5/5. Would be a 5 if not for the price. It’s quite pricey actually but if it’s good, then it’s worth a try!

Taste: Very nice and you gotta try it to know.

Portion: Below average. (That’s why I said pricey)

Price: Meal with drinks came up to about HKD$100.

RTE: Yes, on my next trip!

Location: Opposite Macau Square, on Rua Do Dr. Pedro Jose Lobo Road.

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He Xi Vegetarian Restaurant @ Blk 4 Upp Aljunied Lane

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This is my first vegetarian stall review. Not exactly a restaurant but more of a coffeeshop. Came across this place while looking for breakfast one of the mornings when I was back in Singapore recently. Quietly tucked in between very old HDB blocks of Upper Aljunied Road, I don’t think anyone would have spotted this place if they don’t live or work around there. So I parked my car in front of the place and checked out the place with my mummy.

The Restaurant

Vegetarian Yong Tau Foo, anyone?
Daily Specials - Vegetarian Duck Noodles. Taste of the braised sauce is very nicely done. $3.00 only.
Yang Chow Fried Bee Hoon - $3.00. Loads of veg inside and got the burnt wok taste. 🙂
Yam Cake @ $1 a piece. Not very nice maybe because the lack of dried shrimps.

Rating: 4/5

Taste: Quite good considering the fact that it’s non meat. Don’t order the coffee though… quite bad.

Portion: Average

Price: As stated.

RTE: Maybe.

Location: Blk 4 Upper Aljunied Lane #01-22, Singapore 360004. Opens from Mon-Sat 7.30am to 8.30pm. Close on Sundays, except 1st & 15th day of the Lunar Month.

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Kwee Heng Food Stall (#01-13 Newton Circus Food Centre)

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Was at this place for dinner yesterday. This stall is just facing the carpark so you can’t miss it. This stall seems like it has everything but one thing worth mentioning is the Crispy Boneless Duck and all their braised stuff. The recipe is passed down from generations and the braised stuff is really good:
Crispy Boneless Duck! Crispy on the outside and tender on the insides. Nice....
Braised assortment. Cooked to perfection, tender and the sauce is smoothered all over the whole plate. Nice...
Noodles with lard oil. very nice. hehe...
Veggies! Crunchy and nice!
The broth that comes with the noodles... very herbal, very thick and very nice.
Kwee Heng Food Stall

Rating: 4.5/5 (For the crispy duck!)

Taste: Very unique. It’s like braised duck in deep fried style… very nice.

Portion: Good. Regulars usually gets more haha…

Price: It’s in the picture. 🙂

RTE: Yeah definitely.

Location: #01-13 Newton Circus Food Centre

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Braised Duck Rice (Lorong Telok)

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Sorry for not updating regularly as I’m currently in Guangdong, China now and I reckon I should be telling you guys about this duck rice place which is one of my favourites since I started my working life in Raffles Place. This stall used to be located at the corner super old coffeeshop of Circular Road and Lor Telok but have since moved (About 6-8 years ago I reckon) to Lor Telok, just 2 shops to the right of Killiney Kopitiam.

This braised duck rice stall is the only stall within a ‘coffeeshop’… sells only from 11.30am to 2.30pm… within this short period of time, they can sell so many ducks, and they are pretty satisfied with that. What I love about the duck rice here is that, it has the traditional taste of teochew duck rice. The secret of course is in the dark sauce which I believe is the essence of constant braising of ducks over the years. Very authentic, very teochew, very tasty. Try it to believe. However, the sauce is a little salty though, but that is what traditional braised meats are all about… because these braised meats are meant to be eaten with plain porridge in the past.

The Stall
All black black but very tasty
Well cooked duck meat with the sauce soaked inside... the skin just melts in your mouth...
Braised belly pork is offered as well. So you can ask them to add in a plate for you. Same thing, very well cooked.
Braised Peanuts... they also have spare parts of the duck and braised eggs. If the owner finds the parts not cooked soft enough from his every feel, he will rather not sell to you. That's professionalism I must say.
Nothing is left behind for the houseflies, cockroaches or rats... NOTHING!!! Unless of course if they wanna swim in the sauce lah...

Rating: 5/5

Taste: What can I say… it’s one of the best braise duck places in Singapore… and only those who work in that area knows this place… come on, they need more recognition than that!

Portion: Quite good. It pays to be a regular customer ‘cos they do value their regulars in some way of portioning. Well that’s some customer service for you!

Pricing: For all that above minus the can drinks, including 3 big bowls of fluffy rice, gizzards & braised eggs, about $13.00

RTE: Hell yeah! Whenever I’m in that area…

Location: Lorong Telok, 2 shops to the right of Killiney Kopitiam. Opens from 11.30am to 2.30pm, Mon-Sat. Sun close. Parking is a pain on weekdays… hence you may wanna try parking at Carpenter St and then cross over or pay the price at OCBC carpark or One George St building. 🙂