I’m just about to start my crazy holiday travels. After a quick stop over in CA for Christmas with the family, The BF and I are heading to Hong Kong to attend a wedding on New Years Eve (party included)! Since we’ve both been there before, we thought it’d be a great idea to head over to Macau for day or so.

Macau is considered the Vegas of Asia. It’s annual revenue is/or already has exceeded Vegas. Personally, I’m not much of a gambler, so I’m more excited to see the old Portuguese buildings and sample the Portuguese and Macanese food. Macanese food is SO great. Because it’s so heavy, I’d liken it to soul food.

Planned places to eat in Macau:

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1. Portugues-style Egg-Custard Tarts: If you’ve ever had the Cantonese version of the egg tarts, you’d LOVE the Portuguese-style egg tarts. It’s slightly bigger, juicier, and burnt on the top. One of the most famous bakeries to visit is Lord Stow’s Cafe. His rival, Margaret’s Cafe e Nata, is his ex-wife’s shop. I think there’s a good chance I’m going to sample both!

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2. Pork Chop Buns: Another Macau snack is the pork chop buns. Basically, it’s like a pork chop slider. Tai Lei Loi Kei, is supposedly the best place for these. Since they sell a very limited amount, people start to queue up by 3pm for these buns. They sell out by 4 or 5pm.

3. Crab Porridge- After doing a few hours of Macau foodie research, I came across Seng Cheong Crab Porriage. Some bloggers have mentioned that after doing the foodie tour listed above, they were surprised to find that they most enjoyed the crab porridge at Seng Cheong! They also do crab curry, but I’m not much of a curry person.

Addresses (good luck finding it on a map!)
Lord Stow’s Cafe – 9 Largo do Matadouro

Margaret’s Cafe e Nata- Gum Loi Building, Rua Alm. Costal Cabral (Along Avenida D. Joao IV near the Sinatra Hotel)

Tai Lei Loi Kei- Largo Governador Tamagnini Barbosa 18, Taipa. (Near Cunha bus station)

Seng Cheong Crab Porriage – 28-30 Rua da Cunha, Taipa Island


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