To add to the list of Macau eateries in this blog, I tried to do a research before arriving at the destination. I had previously overlooked the fact that Macau is pretty famous with its noodle with shrimp roe, and many food bloggers point out the existence of Wong Chi Kei, an eatery that is conveniently located at the iconic Largo Do Senado, or Senate Square.
Macau Pork Chop Bread MOP 28.00 (~S$4.75)
Macau is famous for its pork chop bun. The one served in the eatery was delectable: crispy bun that was adequately brushed with butter, sandwiching the reasonably tender pork chop that had a heady aroma of turmeric, among other spices. The meat could be moister though.
Fried Noodle with Beef MOP 58.00 (~S$9.85)
The crispy fried noodle was topped with slices of beef, which were tender enough for my liking, and chye sim (Chinese mustard green) leaves that still retained their juice. Oyster sauce was one of the main ingredients used in the stir-frying process. However, it was a tad dry to warrant a higher score.
Braised Noodle with Wanton and Shrimp's Eggs MOP 64.00 (~S$10.85)
When the plate was placed before my eyes, it appeared to me that the noodle was dry. Indeed it wasn't moist, but the incredibly sweet prawn broth had that covered. Those minuscule eggs were pretty savoury, while the shrimp inside each wanton was of average juiciness.
Fresh Crab Congee MOP 85.00 (~S$14.40)
I suppose I had had quite a high expectation before the dish arrived at the table. Don't get me wrong; it was pretty good, but not extraordinary. The congee was flavourful, providing a somewhat thick medium for the small crab to swim in. The flesh of the crustacean could definitely be sweeter.
Sweet Black Glutinous Rice with Fresh Milk MOP 28.00 (~S$4.75)
Available in the menu are only two dessert items. I wanted to order the Stewed White Fungus with Papaya of equal price initially, but it was sold out. The black glutinous rice was served chilled, being smooth throughout. It wasn't exceedingly sweet, balanced well by the fresh milk that lent a savoury touch. Pika's advice: Given the fact that the former was sold out by 2pm, perhaps it's really good. You may want to be early and give it a try.
We were thankful that the server led us to the second floor, which tables don't seem to be as close as those on the first floor. Anyway, the Senate Square was adorned with Christmas decorations to the point that it somewhat lost its colonial feel. Haha...
Wong Chi Kei
17 Largo do Senado
(Daily: 8.30am - 11.00pm)
*Prices quoted are nett prices.
Have a nice meal,