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.
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.
Price: Came up about HKD$50+. Pretty affordable.
RTE: Maybe only… Will look for other places cos pork chop buns are everywhere in Macau!
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.
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.
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.
Think some of you saw my status on Facebook that I was meeting an equally crazy friend for porridge at Maxwell Food Centre at 6.30am… well this is the review lor! Struggled to get up last Sat morning… reached there at almost 7am… was late lah cos of work… sigh… The stall is located at the 2nd row, left side from the middle entrance from the open carpark. For those who always frequent Maxwell for lunch or dinner, you must be wondering how come this stall is always close… Reason is, they open from 4am to 8am… by 7.30am, they start running out of everything!
But at that unearthly hour, a lot of people are already waiting for their orders… So I went there show my face and he still remembers my old orders from many years ago… amazing chap. Waited for about 10mins only, our orders came.
Taste: Smooth, not too salty and taste just right. Raw fish is fresh and lovely…
Portion: Slightly above average.
Price: $3.00 for porridge and $4.00 for raw fish
RTE: YES!!! If I can wake up!!!
Location: Stall No. 13, Maxwell Food Centre. (Opens from 4am to 7.30am! Better be there earlier to avoid disappointment)
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