rice cake confessional

adventures in eating

almost but not really macau

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We rolled up to the Hong Kong YMCA (which btw is surprisingly nice) pretty late. Good thing we were with Jen who knows this part of HK like the back of her Cantonese hand. We ended up at Macau Restaurant which you can tell is a good choice since it was 10pm and still poppin with lots of locals pulling up stools.

I *think* this is a honey lemon drink. Although, I feel like it was more complicated than that. In any case, it’s listed as one of their specialties, I ordered it iced, and I thought it was nicely refreshing. Extra points that it was served in one of those old school metal diner cups.

I wanted some comfort food after the day of traveling we had. The perfect answer: congee.

This one had mini oysters and minced pork. If you order this one, share it with someone. It was def more than enough for 1 person. It also comes with what Julia and Jen introduced to me as ‘oil sticks’. They are complimentary so no need to order extra (we did and we ended up with 5 bowls of oil sticks). The congee was on point. The different meats added nice texture to the dish. Okay but really, Chinese people of the world if you want non-Chinese people to try ‘oil sticks’ maybe lie to me and think of a different name or something. I had visions of Crisco in my head for a minute.

I’m generally ok with the turnip cake business but did not like this one so much. Something about the texture and smell did not appeal to me. Everyone else seemed to enjoy it though.

Super cheap this place didn’t set us back more than a few bucks between the 4 of us.

Macau Restaurant: 25-27 Lock Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong


Written by joann

May 28, 2008 at 10:35 pm

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  1. Dude, no fair – your amazing pics make me so hungry for Asian food, and there’s none to be had here. The nearest geographically is the Rainbow Chinese Buffet half an hour away, but I can assure you that you would not want to photograph it.

    Seriously, though, awesome pictures! You should quit and go food journaling full time.


    May 31, 2008 at 8:52 pm

  2. how come you didn’t post about the 6 bowls of fried oily sticks …or chinese donut


    June 3, 2008 at 7:25 pm

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