Eating out: Top 5 Macau comfort food spots
Slim pickings in Macau, I say it often but actually there is plenty of places to go for great food here. But here are my default choices, without a second thought.
- Pulled BBQ pork tacos. Yes please. At Four Seasons Macao. Perfectly executed, it’s faultless, you cannot not like it. I always order the same, heirloom tomatoes mozzarella bufula salad to start then my tacos. I think this works out to about 250-280MOP for one person including a drink.
Windows @ Four Seasons Macao.
2. BBQ roast pork at Duckling. I haven’t actually blogged about this place. I used to live around the corner from here and have done many a takeaway boxes of roast pork and charsiu. The roast goose is also pretty good, ask for extra sweet plum sauce. The noodles here are not good, so pass on that, so focus on the pork! 37MOp if you eat there, 38MOP for takeaway if you’re one of those afraid to sit in public and eat alone!
Rua de Nam Keng, Taipa, Macau
3. Café Tim Nga Coloane
Now that I am out in the village, two bus stops down from my place, I dig into perfect sweet and sour pork. There are Macanese dishes on the menu too, but most of the time I am dining alone, so just a generous portion of sweet and sour pork with a bowl of white rice. This sets you back about 50MOP.
Here at Kouji Ramen, the tofu salad and the signature pork ramen noodles are my staples. The fried dumplings are hit and miss. So, unless you’re ravenously hungry, just stick with a salad and ramen. That would set you back about 120MOP. The branch at Rua de felicidades has nice sesame deep fried chicken drumlets served with a side of mayo.
5. Sichuanese 香辣园
Cheap cheerful and delicious. Not the authentic Sichuan noodles dripping in chilli oil sauce, this one is more robust and flavourful with preserved salted vegetables. Choose the potato gelatinous noodles. It’s not as spicy and numbing as the authentic spicy and sour Sichuan noodles, but it works.
Close to the Canindrome in Fa Chi Kei, I always forget to take down the address but here’s where all the locals go!