It is no surprise that Macau is one of our favourite food destinations. A Portuguese colony until 1999, Macau is a unique fusion of Asian and Mediterranean culture, architecture and cuisine.
While most visitors flock to the small city-state to try to win some moo-lahs, we were always in Macau just to sample their local cuisine. Hence, we were delighted to hear about Fat Tea Macanese Food @ Damansara Perdana, a restaurant that serves a mixture of Chinese and Portuguese cuisine. It is located at the Emerald Plaza North in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
This place is really homely with plenty of greeneries and presents a very nice chilled experience.
The restaurant is not very busy when we were here on a Saturday afternoon so it is s actually the perfect place to go for a relaxing brunch.
The owner who took our order is really friendly and not pushy at all. She gave us some good recommendations too! I think the lady chef is a Portuguese/Macanese too, as we saw her running in and out from the kitchen.
We started our meal with Fat Tea’s own-made coconut kaya toast with pan fried to perfection crispy duck egg drizzled with dark soya sauce (RM15). Need I say more? What a delight to eat?
We could not resist ordering the Beef Brisket Tendon Curry (RM 26) too! The beef brisket and tendon are braised in curry for a sufficiently long time. The end result is fork-tender meat and almost melt-in-your-mouth tendon. However, the curry flavours is not very prominent and the owner explained to us that it is a different style of cooking in Macau. Still great nonetheless.
Macau’s famous pork chop bun (RM 16) can also be found here. It was nothing to shout about as we didn’t really like the extra mayo-like condiments. We prefer to have the pork chop in its most original taste.
Po Kok Kai/Portuguese Chicken (RM 25). This Portuguese coconut chicken looks like curry, but it’s not hot at all. Baked in a concoction mix of coconut milk and turmeric, the chicken and vegetables were incredibly flavourful.
For desserts, serradura/sawdust pudding (RM 8) is a must have here. I still remembered that we had some really good ones at Mok Yi Gei.
The Portuguese egg tart (RM 4) was surprisingly good too! Still not on par to Lord Stow’s Bakery but it’s flaky tart shell and wobbly egg centre won us over!
Bill for the 4 of us came up to RM 114, pretty reasonable for KL’s standard. Most importantly, the food’s great and we really enjoyed ourselves. Will be back to try their curry noodles and duck rice.
Fat Tea Macanese Food
Add: LG05, Emerald Plaza North, Jalan PJU 8/3A, Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya. Selangor.
Hours: Tues-Sun, 10am-3pm, 6pm-10pm.