The ultimate foodie's guide to Macau for the best street food and fast eats

By Tiffany Choi

From the perfect pork chop bun to a pudding cake topped with a special ingredient, here are the best eats in Macau

By Tiffany Choi |

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Portuguese egg tarts are famed in Macau, and Lord Stow's prove why they deserve the praise.

Macau is a great destination for fun and also for food. From Portuguese egg tarts to sawdust pudding cake, Young Post sampled six popular street eats during a one-day trip to the territory. Here’s what we thought of the cheap treats.

Portuguese egg tarts

Of course, no trip to Macau is complete without having a Portuguese egg tart. You can expect a long queue at Lord Stow’s Bakery where the tarts come fresh out of the oven, but the wait will be worth it. Each bite is a perfect balance between the flaky puff pastry and caramelised egg custard filling.

Best place to get it: Lord Stow’s Bakery, Rua do Cunha, 9-E, Pak Hung, G/F, Taipa

Price: 9 patacas (HK$8.80)

Steamed milk pudding

Double boiled Milk Pudding from Yee Shun Milk Company is silky smooth.
Photo: Joshua Lee/SCMP

A lot of Hongkongers love this dessert for its interesting texture. The steamed milk is silky smooth with a thin, wrinkly layer of “milk skin” on top. Though the dessert first came from Guangdong, the cafe that is most famous for making it, Yee Shun Milk Company, is originally from Macau – so it’s a must try while you’re there.

Best place to get it: Yee Shun Milk Company, 381 Av. de Almeida Ribeiro

Price: 34 patacas (HK$33)

D24 durian ice-cream

D24 Durian Ice-cream from Gelatina Mok Yi Kei is great for durian lovers.
Photo: Joshua Lee/SCMP

If you’re a fan of durian, you’ve got to try the D24 durian ice cream from Gelatina Mok Yi Kei. D24 is a variety of durian popular for its bitter-sweet taste. The smell might make you think twice about tasting it but the flavour is surprisingly not very strong. The ice cream has a really icy texture, which was another pleasant surprise.

Best place to get it: Gelatina Mok Yi Kei, Rua do Cunha, Taipa Village

Price: 38 patacas (HK$37)

Sawdust pudding cake

Sawdust Pudding cake from Bitter Sweet doesn't use real sawdust.
Photo: Joshua Lee/SCMP

Don’t worry, it’s not actual sawdust. That’s just what the crumbed Marie biscuits on top of the whipped cream look like. Sawdust pudding, or Macau pudding, can be found in many dessert stores across the territory. But if you’re looking for something even more special, try the Sawdust pudding CAKE from the Bitter Sweet cafe. Don’t be alarmed if the cake is super hard; once you put it in your mouth, the frozen cream will melt over your tongue.

Best place to get it: Bitter Sweet, Rua do Cunha, No 92, R/C, Taipa

Price: 56 patacas (HK$54.50)

Pork chop bun

The juicy pork chop bun is never too thick.
Photo: Joshua Lee/SCMP

This is one of Macau’s signature cheap eats. These pork chop buns are handed to you straight out of the oven so you might find it hard to hold the bun for more than five seconds but that wouldn’t stop you from taking a bite. The bun is nice and crispy (it can be a little messy, but I’m not complaining) and the pork chop is juicy and not too thick.

Best place to get it: Tai Lei Loi Kei, 35 Rua Correia da Silva, Taipa

Price: 38 patacas (HK$37)

Black Pepper Pork

Black Pepper Pork Pies from Dai Gwan are filled with succulent pork spiced just right.
Photo: Joshua Lee/SCMP

If you’re looking for something nice and hot to munch on this winter, then get your hands on a black pepper pork pie from Dai Gwan. You’ll feel its warmth as soon as the vendor passes it to you. After taking the first bite (Be careful, it’s piping hot!), a fragrant cloud of steam will escape from the bun. The pork filling has the perfect amount of spices to warm you up inside.

Best place to get it: Dai Gwan, 1 Rua do Monte

Price: 18 patacas (HK$17.50)

Edited by Nicole Moraleda