Macau Restaurant is a place that serves Macanese cuisine as well as Hong Kong favorites that we discovered many years ago. The wide and delectable menu served quickly is what keeps drawing us again and again. Everyone we’ve brought here has loved the place. Our recent trip to Hong Kong was no different, this time we ate there twice only. I think they have a couple more branches scattered all around Hong Kong, the reason why the lines have gotten shorter (shorter not gone). Don’t fret about the line, its fast moving and before you know it, you’ll be settled in your seats albeit quite cramped as is most places in Hong Kong.
Settling into our table, which we shared with another pair of diners, be prepared to do that all throughout Hong Kong where space is at a premium. The current design look has much larger tables already, we used to share a miniscule table that would seat only 2 here.
Fried Baby Pigeon (HKD33 or P190). Fried is actually not the correct term as the small pigeon are bathed in oil, the secret to the crispy, succulent skin. The small size of the pigeon here lend to the tenderness of the meat, actually you even bite the bones with no problem. A squeeze of lemon and a dip in the salt and pepper mixture is all the condiment you need. This is actually the only place I eat pigeons, but am relegated to a piece or two, most of them being consumed by Lauren.
Sauteed Kang Kong with Bacalhau (HKD52 or P300). A plate of crunchy kang kong with an injection of saltiness courtesy of the bacalhau (dried and salted codfish). Each bite of the vegetables is refreshing, the freshness very evident.
Portuguese Baked Chicken (HKD63 or P365). Served in a stainless steel dish, it looked nice and smelled great. Each order came with a choice of rice, spaghetti or Macanese crispy buns, we picked buns this time. This is a dish we’ve never ordered unlike the earlier two which we’ve ordered too many times to remember. The chicken was delectable, absorbing the sweet tomato taste while still maintaining the tenderness. The crispy buns served to soak up the sauce.
Iced Coffee (HKD18 or P104) “Tong Ka Fei” is another must not miss order at Macau restaurant. All of their drinks are served in the stainless steel cups. The coffee is served with small pieces of ice, making it cool very fast and topped with a little coffee powder. Mix it up and enjoy the strong, creamy taste. Be forewarned, the coffee is very strong, that’s why we never order it during dinner time anymore to avoid a sleepless night.
The next meal we had there, was just a snack so I had Macanese Pork Chop Buns, which I stupidly forgot to eat in Macau. The same crispy buns we had with the baked chicken, enveloping white onions and a sliced of pan fried pork chop. This one seems to have shrunk a bit if I remember right.
I paired my sandwich with a Iced Lemon Coke (HKD18 or P104). Its served with a straw and a spoon for you to crush the generous lemon slices to mix the juices in to the Coke.
Quick and easy Macanese food without the need to travel to Macau. They even sell eggtarts, some of the best outside Macau. English menu is available, complete with a person semi fluent to take your order. A multitude of reasons why we keep coming back to Macau Restaurant.
25-27 Lock Road,
Lokille Comm. Bldg,