8 May, 2013
Eat & Drink, Travel

Top 5 Macau Street Eats

8 May, 2013

Macau – known as the Vegas of the East, it’s home to some of the ritziest and most glam casinos and hotels in Asia…

Borrrrr-ing.

For a girl who simply doesn’t have the luck or the mathematical intelligence to win big, on my recent trip to Macau, I decided to head out of the Cotai Strip and explore the little roads in the Macau Peninsula instead. As it turns out, I wasn’t completely out of luck… I just ended up finding my lucky break in the form of Macau’s delicious streets food! So if you’re ever in the +853 region, be sure to bring along Sassy’s Top 5 Macau Street Eats – my fave picks for cheap and delicious snacks in the area. Time to get feasting!

Best Milk Pudding: Yee Shun Milk Company

For those of you who haven’t tried Chinese milk pudding – you’re totally missing out! Yee Shun Milk Company (which originated in Macau and now has a string of restaurants across Hong Kong too) is known for their signature steamed milk pudding, which is simply to-die-for. My favourite, the double-skinned milk pudding (served hot or cold, but I personally love it cold), is silky smooth with a subtle milk taste to it. It’s a simple yet indulgent dessert that many Hong Kongers love and if you’re left still wanting more, try the double-skinned milk pudding with red bean, or the steamed milk with ginger for that extra kick!

Yee Shun Milk Company, 7 Senado Square, Macau, +853 2857 3638 (plus multiple other locations in Macau and Hong Kong)

Best Pork Chop Bun: Loja De Comidas Sio Seong Hoi

Not wanting to sound a total pig, but I’m a big pork chop fan… and I can tell you that Loja De Comidas’ pork chop bun is a definite Macau must-eat! Served up in a white paper bag, the bun here is crispy on the outside with a buttery soft pillowy inside. As for the star of the show – a perfectly seasoned pork chop that’s deep-fried (yummm…), juicy and oh-so-tasty. For a mere $12 dollars, don’t miss out on this little piece of pork chop heaven!

Loja De Comidas Sio Seong Hoi, 3 Beco da Palha, Macau, +853 2835 5039

Best Pot Stickers: Loja De Comidas Sio Seong Hoi

I know Loja De Comidas already won a slot for its pork chop bun, but another standout here was their pot stickers. Placed on a hot stove just outside the storefront, this huge pan of pot stickers cooks away until the bottoms are all golden and crispy; if you’re lucky, you’ll be able to catch them when they’re just perfectly done with a crispy bottom and fluffy top! You can choose from a variety of fillings such as pork, cabbage, mushrooms and shrimp stuffed in the middle, so be sure to ask what they have on offer. Sassy Tip: be careful as the pot stickers are served piping hot in plastic bags, and don’t be afraid to go crazy with condiments (I lay it on with a ton of chilli sauce!)!

Loja De Comidas Sio Seong Hoi, 3 Beco da Palha, Macau, +853 2835 5039

Best Almond Cookies: Pastelaria St. Paulo

If you haven’t tried Macau’s famous almond cookies, they’re a wonderfully tasty local specialty (dating back to the early 1900s) with a smooth yet slightly gritty texture. For you girls who love to get a little nutty, trust me – this is just the thing! Pastelaria St. Paulo is an absolutely amazing place to get your street food fix; I watched the store owners take out tray upon tray of freshly baked, warm almond cookies straight from the oven, spreading a mindboggling sweet smell right across the street. Be sure to snap some up as tasty souvenirs for your friends, and remember to grab a fresh one hot out the oven for you to snack on while you’re there!

Pastelaria St. Paulo, 15, 22A & 17A Rua de S. Paulo, Macau +853 2835 8414

Best Ice Cream: Turkish Ice Cream

It was a great surprise to see something as unexpected as Turkish ice cream in the middle of the chaotic streets near Senado Square – and a totally scrummy surprise at that! The ice cream here is thicker than the normal stuff, and watching the super cheeky ice cream man spin and flip it in the air, then pry it out of the metal container was all rather mesmerizing. Definitely just the treat for a hot and sunny day in Macau!

Turkish Ice Cream, Senado Square, Macau

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