Leave the luxurious hotel area in Cotai and walk through the streets in Macau Peninsula, let’s follow Sun Travel’s food specialists to explore the three restaurants providing popular local delights at Saint Lazarus Parish.
Estabelecimento Comidas San Hong Fat
Among countless cuisines in Macau, the featured dishes of tea restaurant are the most popular. The recommended dish of Estabelecimento Comidas San Hong Fat is the Thick French Toast. However, the food specialist would also recommend the Baked Pork Chop Rice!
The Baked Pork Chop Rice is a typical dish of any tea restaurant, but the one in San Hong Fat is unique. The homemade tomato sauce has the right balance of acidity and sweetness and a consistency of half-melted cheese, which tastes substantial and fresh. The tomatoes are spread across the rice and complement the deep fried pork chop well. It is not greasy and you can empty your plate easily. As for the signature Thick French Toast with a thickness of 8 to 10 cm, it is golden and crispy, and filled with peanut butter. It is further enhanced with butter and rich maple syrup on top. This delicious dish is simply irresistible.
Loja de Sopa-Fitas Chung Iun
Loja de Sopa-Fitas Chung Iun has been in business for dozens of years. It is a well-known old-styled noodle shop in Macau for its famous wontons. They may look simple but great skills and fresh ingredients are required to make good ones. The shop uses fresh and sweet shrimps and the stuffing tastes flavorful and springy. The wontons have thin skins and they are not dry even when cold. They are of good size and the soup carries the fragrance of flounder fish. The spring onions on top further enhance the flavors. You can also buy the uncooked wontons from the store and cook them yourself at home!
The famous Portuguese dessert sawdust pudding, which was only available in high-end Portuguese restaurants in the past, has become the most common dessert in Macau today. Serradura is one of the best-known dessert shops in Macau serving sawdust pudding made with whipped cream and crumbled Marie biscuits layered in a cup. The cream is rich and soft even though it was kept at a low temperature. The biscuits crumbles, like sawdust, are of even size and finely crushed, resulting in a rich texture. Besides the original flavor, you can choose flavors such as chocolate, charcoal coffee, mango, crushed nuts, green tea and durian.
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