Macau is a region that I’ve always wanted to get to know better.
Our taxi driver driver suggested a favorite local noodle place. I am Chinese illiterate, sorry can’t post names and address. I think a Chinese search engine should find this place if anyone is interested.
Walked to the A-Ma Temple, through some interesting residential side streets. Enjoyed peering into ALL the little hole in the wall restaurants and drooling over their menus and food pics. Window shopped a few neighborhood Mercado’s and sidewalk stands.
A nice Beauty Shop.
Ducked into a hipsterish coffee shop for some aircon and a well earned respite.
She had a boring Iced Coffee. I had a Coffee and Coke, maybe an only in Asia combo? Had a Ginger Soufflé also, was just ok.
Further down the street, Bamboo Noodles with Shrimp Roe. The super friendly grandmotherly proprietress happily confirmed the noodles were indeed made in-house. They were great, al dente with a firm chew. Shrimp Roe was tasty, but it was all about the noodles!!!
Great pics! Thanks for taking us along in your journey. Looks like you’ve checked off the po tat and the pork chop sandwich
I haven’t eaten around Macau a lot but if you’re in the mood for some Portuguese food, I had a good meal at Clube Militar de Macau, a restaurant in a former military club. The duck rice in particular was quite good.
Thanks for the rec!! Noted the club has a dress code at dinner, may have to put on grownup pants for the first time in over two weeks.
Our first day yesterday was grazing day, so a full blown Portuguese meal had to wait. Walked by a few Portuguese restaurants that were very tempting with sardines, roasted pork on rice, etc… must try bacalao, though it may not be to our taste. Will definitely have Oxtail, which we saw on a couple of menus and drooled over.
Will retry Worm Casserole if we run across it. My first try 20 years ago made for a funny story, need to try again.
Nice! I hope you got those sardine fritters soon! Or just snack on that one street with the same two vendors.
I honestly haven’t paid too much attention to the restaurant menus last time I was around , but I was always curious if you ever saw this thing called Arroz Gordo (ARROZ GORDO | THE “FAT RICE” sofrito scented rice – sherry golden raisins – chouriço – curried chicken – char siu – linguiça – wood roasted beef – chilli prawns tea brined egg – cornichon – chicken fat crutons – portuguese olives (Macau)). I went to Fat Rice in Chicago and don’t recall seeing that dish on the menus in Macau though … I didn’t really look too hard.
We visited the charming Coloane area on the water facing the Mainland. The late Lord Stow has his Portuguese Egg Tart empire here. Four bustling outlets, all situated on the same block. The Original Bakery, Lord Stow Express, Lord Stow’s Garden Cafe and a second Lord Stow’s Bakery.
We lucked into a lull at the Original and breezed right in and ordered two. The counter person was actually shocked, and made sure we wanted two, ONLY?!?! Everyone else walked out with boxes and shopping bags filled.
The Egg Tart was very good, a tad bit tastier than Margaret’s. Lord Stow’s had somewhat complex smoky flavor, compared to Margaret’s simply sweet taste. The crust was flaky and thick. In my biased opinion, I still prefer the lighter crust and flavor of my local SF Golden Gate.
We had a Portuguese-que Baked Pork Chop on Rice. Nicely done, the rice was almost like a Paella. The garlic Spare Ribs were deep fried with a nice light touch on the seasonings. Fried Chicken Cutlet w/Fries to satisfy my Taiwanese dining companion’s urge for Gee Pai.
We saw these two beauties as we were leaving. Two true Suckling Piglets, perched above sacks of charcoal and being readied for the BBQ pit.
Lady advise the Pig is only available for dinner. Portions about $11. The entire piglet about $74. Tonight is the last meal of this trip, so tempted to splash out and go “hog wild” and get a whole pig for the two of us. Any leftovers would make great munchies on the flight tomorrow.
No way we’re leaving Macau without another round of those fantastic Bamboo Noodles. We stopped into above mentioned noodle joint to pick up some goodies to go.
The friendly servers recognized us as “regulars” and tried to entice us to stay and eat in. Alas, we demurred and the kind folks took care of us accordingly. The proprietress was just lovely. She sincerely thanked us for patronizing her establishment and wished us safe journey home.
So happy to share and y’all are enjoying some of our fun.
My partner and I make a great travel team. She pretty much decides which areas and restaurants to visit, and I arrange the flight/hotel logistics and the travel technology. We have some overlap and each other’s input is usually taken into consideration.
Happily, we both have no problem wandering new areas without a set in stone plan. We’ve finally decided we cannot travel with most normal people, because most folks need some kinda itinerary. We just wake up and then decide on the day plan.
What is that? You mean apps preparation? Currency exchange? Or posting on HO?
Usually we only decide the length of the trip, we fill and throw plans when we feel during the trip. There are too many variables that can change plans. Most things are planned only the same day or 1-2 days ahead.