Macau Bites: Taipa Crab Congee
Y and her mother came to Hong Kong for a mother-daughter trip and they made a day trip to Macau to come hangout. Mrs Choo doesn’t look a day older than I first met her like 17 years ago—a recipe of daily extensive exercise and golf, lots of it. Mrs Choo took us out like how it used to be when we were 13.
We went to the crab congee place I’ve always wanted to try but the portions are fit for a minimum of 3-4. Smooth, homemade style congee with crab. What stole the show was the crab fried in salted duck egg yolk, a cholesterol grenade, but wonderfully sinful and worth all its calories. It’s crispy, full-flavoured, salty yet sweet with a lovely sandy texture from the hard boiled yolk.
The mix plate of fried fish/octopus balls are also delish, but they don’t do vegetables well here. You’ve only got a choice of broccoli with cashew nuts or gooey starchy sauce with mushrooms. Plus, they’re overcooked and mushy.
If there’s only one local spot for seafood you want to go, definitely choose Seng Cheong in old Taipa Village. I think menus are only in Chinese, but there are photos, so use that as a guide! The bill came up to about 500MOP+ for 3 of us.
Seng Cheong (誠昌飯店)
at Rua da Cunha (Souvenir Street)
Tel: +853 2882 5323