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新好利咖啡饼店 @ Taipa, Macau

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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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百勝菜馆 @ Macau City, Macau

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Was brought to this place by my friends in Macau, which I don’t think I would try in the first place. I would have come across this place as it is situated at the 手信街 of Macau City, but I might not have gone into the place and try the food because I would have thought it’s just another claypot rice place. But there are a lot more stuff than claypot rice.  Nested in the middle of the old alley, the eatery has a lot of history behind that place… I was told that that street used to be a place for prostitutes during the olden days and the ladies would try to attract the men from the windows of the 2nd storey. Ha!

手信街... they close this street on Sundays so no vehicles can come in and people can walk freely.
Spotted an art shop doing artistic spray painting... very nice traditional architecture.
The restaurant... They cook the claypot rice in front of you.
Menu... for the rice only...
Cooking on the spot after order is placed. Rice is a mix of 3 different rice and all semi-cooked.
When the semi-cooked rice is about to be cooked, ingredients will be added to cooked together. They give a lot of ingredients... maybe because my friends are regulars. ;P
Ground floor was full hence we had to sit upstairs... very very steep and narrow flight of stairs...
We were seated in the middle... to my left is one big table and 2 smaller tables... behind is the toilet which I heard is yucky... More menu is on the walls
On my right is one big table shared with 2-3 families...
First up was sharks fin chicken soup. I didn't eat the sharks fin 'cos of protecting the sharks reason... but had the soup instead. The soup really don't look appetizing at one glance... but the taste is so good, you definitely want a 2nd helping!
Sesame oil chicken... nice.
Abalone veg and mushroom... lovely...
Salted fish minced meat kai lan... nice...
Pork Rib Claypot Rice... Ok... must put more sauce.
My number 1 choice... beef egg calypot rice... very nice.
My 2nd choice. Very common in SG. Chicken mushroom and chinese sausage... they didn't use salted fish which I thought would taste better with it. But still good nevertheless.
Eel Claypot Rice. Don't really fancy eels like that other than in teriyaki sauce... But, the eel is fresh and quite tasty actually.

Rating: 5/5.

Taste: Food is really good. You can see the rice is really of good quality also.

Portion: Slightly above average.

Price: Didn’t pay for it but claypot rice is like HK$35-$45 and the soup is like HK$80. So you see, it’s pretty affordable.

RTE: Yes I will provided I have stomach space. 😉

Location: 手信街 of Macau City. Please note there’s another 手信街 in Taipa. So must be specific when you tell the cab driver.

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鸿福堂 @ Hong Kong

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Think most of you will notice this retail chain of shops appearing almost everywhere from MTR stations, airport, shopping malls, etc. Definitely popular and don’t need any reviews. But to some tourist, especially those non-Chinese, they might not know WTH this shop is all about. Writing this also because of my muslim friends who frequent HK often and they may wanna try this.

I have membership card for this because I love their Herbal Jelly (Kwai Leng Gou) which is very strong in herbal taste. It is said to be made from the ‘gel’ from the insides of the turtle shell… But I believe they don’t use that anymore… where got so many turtles for you to scrap the ‘gel’??? Nevertheless, I’m still taking it because of the medicinal benefits as Chinese believe in having a balance between heatiness and coolness in the body. Ask the ladies over the counter, they are more than willing to introduce you what to drink or consume at their stores!

This is the shop at Futian Customs which I frequent
Be prepared to stand and eat, if not take away. Behind me is the fridge full of pack soups, snacks, etc. Some with pork, some not.
A big bowl of Herbal Jelly. Not cheap at HKD$40+ but what you pay is what you get. Quality!
Sugar syrup is provided but if you are the gungho type, go ahead without!
Tea Eggs... HKD$8 for 2. Full of taste and very fragrant. Can't get this taste back home in SG or anywhere else.
Siew Mai... Can't remember how much... HKD$8 for 6 pcs or something like that. But no pork inside. Only fish and flour.
Teochew Kueh... Something like our soon kueh but this one not so nice.Was catching a cold so I was recommended this drink for HKD$20. They have warm or chilled ones for all their drinks. Price range for drinks around HKD$12-$20. All filled to the brim, so becareful when you're opening the caps!
The drink was so bitter that the lady gave me a traditional orange peel sort of like candy. It helps a lot!
Looks like this...

Rating: 5/5. Service is good and food is of high quality and hygiene.

Taste: Very good.

Portion: Average.

Price: See pics.

RTE: All the time.

Location: All over Hong Kong and some parts of Shenzhen! For more info for branches, please check out http://www.hungfooktong.com/shop_delivery.php.

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