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Following the previous post on 5 snacks and cheap eats at Macau, it is only fitting that I cover some of the places that offers proper meals which we tried over the course of our trip to this former Portuguese colony. There are no shortage of restaurants in Macau, with a decent selection of different cuisines, but mostly variation of Chinese food, which suits us just fine.

obligatory Macau photo at St. Paul's church
obligatory Macau photo at St. Paul’s church

Before we talk about food, first, here’s a picture of us at St. Paul’s church, an obligation for anyone traveling to Macau I believe. The facade of the church is located just a stone’s throw away from Senado Square, which is the best place to shop for souvenirs and everything touristy in town.

Wong Chi Kei at Senado Square
Wong Chi Kei at Senado Square

And if you found yourself at Senado Square, like most people would, one of the places to dine would be Wong Chi Kei. The place is almost always pretty packed, but service is relatively quick, and like many places in Macau, sharing table with strangers is a norm.

pork ribs rice, shrimp wantan mee, mixed fried noodle
pork ribs rice, shrimp wantan mee, mixed fried noodle

The shop offers a wide variety of single serving noodle and rice dishes, with prices starting from around 32 MOP onwards.

We tried pork ribs rice, shrimp wantan noodle, fried noodle with pork innards and squid, as well as shrimp roe noodle. I like the thin noodles and it’s texture, shrimp wantan was delicious, as with the innards. The shrimp roe has a pretty special taste to it that isn’t very different from ebiko but much, much dryer, the bowl of soup served on the side isn’t really enough to counter the fact.

Overall it’s a pretty decent place to dine that won’t break your wallet.

the shrimp roe noodle & our traveling partner in crime, Tian Chad & Bobo with their SO
the shrimp roe noodle & our traveling partner in crime, Tian Chad & Bobo with their SOs

Address: Wong Chi Kei, 17 Largo do Senado, Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, Macau
GPS22.194078, 113.540164

"Xiang Zhi Wei" near our hotel, fantastic Hunan cuisine
“Xiang Zhi Wei” near our hotel, fantastic Hunan cuisine

For the second night, we ventured around the surrounding of our hotel and ended up at this tiny little shop by the name of “Xiang Zhi Wei“, a Hunan restaurant at Edificio Royal Center.

The selection of dishes are quite extensive here as well, with about three quarter of them being spicy, typical of Hunan cuisine. For the two of us, we ordered the brinjal with long bean and steamed tofu with egg and minced meat.

simple, spicy, and absolutely delicious
simple, spicy, and absolutely delicious

Both dishes were excellent, with the only minor downside being that the egg yolks in the tofu dish were slightly more cooked than we would have liked. The hint of spiciness in the brinjal and long bean dish was superb, and something that I would try to order in other Hunan restaurants now.

Total bill came to slightly less than 200 MOP for the dinner, which wasn’t cheap, but considering the taste it was well worth it.

Address: Xiang Zhi Wei, Edificio Royal Center, Rua de Pequim, Macau
GPS22.191680, 113.547411

Chan Kong Kei, famous roast goose/duck/pork/chicken etc
Chan Kong Kei, famous roast goose/duck/pork/chicken etc

On the last day, we went over to another pretty famous restaurant, Chan Kong Kei, for lunch. The place is perpetually packed and again, sharing table is a norm. We also discovered that the locals usually dine about 3x as fast as typical Malaysian (probably not having to snap pictures speed up dining time quite a bit, haha).

The restaurant offers roast goose, roast duck, roast pork, bbq pork, soya chicken, and more.

roast goose with roast pork, and a side of duck blood with vegetable
roast goose with roast pork, and a side of duck blood with vegetable

We tried the roast goose with roast pork and a side of duck blood with vegetable soup on the side. The roast pork and goose drumstick were top notch (80 MOP), the meat very flavorful and even the fat has a soft and smooth texture.

The duck blood (33 MOP) though, was entirely something else, why wouldn’t we have this here in Malaysia? Pork blood is nice, but duck blood is even smoother and in every sense, more delicious (the only places that serves duck blood in Malaysia are probably a few kuih teow soup places, such as the one at Anson Road in Penang)

Address: Chan Kong Kei, 19 Rua Do Dr. Pedro Jose Lobo, Macau
GPS22.192082, 113.541577

Discuss : KY travels – 3 awesome meals at Macau

  1. KY, glad you try goose in Macau. I always have some when in Hong Kong or Macau. In San Francisco not many places sell it unless you special order one.

    • Vickie: yah, they’re also not very popular in Malaysia, I only know a handful of restaurants that sells them here. Sometimes only on special order too.

      • KY, hope you try the African Chicken in Macau. A Portuguesse style chicken dish. Some place make it fancy like Duck Confit style or some serve it as cut up with sauce.

  2. Wow, would love to try all these places next time! Thanks for sharing KY 😀

  3. immature

    wah waddat ganja powder on the kolo mee? super special

  4. All looks delicious!

  5. joyceanne

    that first pic is just so sweet! should print it as your new wallpaper at home!

  6. Hi KY, if you do go back to Macau please check this place out, it’s called 台山水佬荣. I can’t rmb the exact address, it’s like a steamboat (spicy but not the mala kinda spicy) with crabs and lala. It’s sooooooo good. It’s my must eat every time I’m in Macau, taste so much better during winter!

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