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The architecture of these building is amazing which one will see as you stroll along this street.
Poached Fish Skin. I hate eating fish skin, because it is slimy and fishy but I’m totally in love with Cheong Kei’s poached fish skin! It was crunchy like softened cartilage. Flavored with ginger, shallots and a dash of soy sauce, I was surprised that it doesn’t have a fishy smell at all.
Har Zi Lo Meen 蝦籽撈麵. Har Zi is actually processed prawn roe which offers an intense explosion of flavor when eaten. Tossed together with Cheung Kei’s springy hand made wantan noodles, it brings a little taste of heaven in every bite!
The mace balls were served with some pungent concoction of oyster and chinese wine. We avoided it like the plague!
Patrons place their orders according to the price list. We had two 35s (MOP 35) with thick fillets of shark fin but the soup was nothing spectacular.
Wong Chi Kei’s sui kows stole the limelight from their star items. These gigantic sui kows were filled with minced meat, prawns, carrots and water chesnuts that offer a myriad of textures and flavors.
Our last stop of the day was Margaret’s Cafe (according to James, it’s somewhere at a backlane, off Avenida de D. Joao IV. From a main crossroads with traffic lights before you reach Grand Lisboa casino, coming from Largo do Senado’s direction, you’ll notice the small signboard pointing to this cafe on your left)
We managed to get hold of the last three Portuguese Tarts, where we lugged into the casino (ops) before bringing it back to our hotel. Most of my friends commented that Lord Stow Bakery‘s portuguese tarts fare better but it is located at the faraway Coloane. Maybe you guys can try it out (and dabao it back ;p). At least I felt contended with Margaret Cafe’s delicious lil’ tarts :).
We continued walking (gosh, we have been walking whole day) towards the southern end of the Macau peninsula that lies a number of large casinos and hotels – Old Lisboa, Grand Lisboa, etc. On the contrary, across the road from all these big names, a handful of pawn shops are seen operating.
Grand Lisboa (.gif file)
We then took a bus back to Best Western Taipa Hotel (RM 200 a night) at Taipa Village.
The room is pretty decent for the price that we paid for. However, if you wish to stay closer to the city / Macau Island, Best Western Taipa is not a good choice.
That’s all for our lil’ food excursion around Macau Island. Next up: Taipa Village, the finale of our HK/Macau trip.