Friday, 18 January 2013

Macau Restaurant, Tsim Tsa Tsui

Hi everyone!

I'm back again! You have no idea how excited I am to get back to blogging! For those who have been following my Instagram and Twitter, you'll know that I've spent a month in Hong Kong and Macau. I've just returned home and I cannot wait to share with you all the amazing things I've done!

I've been travelling between Australia and Hong Kong since I was a few months old according to my parents. This is mainly because our family is split between the two countries. I can definitely say that this trip was by far the best. I saw so much and learnt even more!

Hong Kong is filled with a million different eats and it's always difficult for me to answer those who ask which restaurant is my absolute favourite. However, Macau Restaurant in Tsim Tsa Tsui is definitely on my recommend list for travellers and those looking for a quick but fulfilling meal.

Situated near Canton Road, the Macau Restuarant is a great choice for those who are fuelling up or refuelling after a hectic round of shopping. It's not a fancy place to eat, since it's a Hong Kong style Tea Restaurant but the extensive menu features delicious Macanese and Hong Kong eats served piping hot and in quick succession. Great for hungry hippos and those on the go.

A lot of people go to the Macau Restaurant for the Pork Chop buns. A lot of people say that this is what Macau people eat but after speaking to a few locals on my Macau street, they all laughed and said 'This is what Hong Kong people think we eat. We don't all eat Pork Chop buns'. 


Nonetheless, the Pork Chop bun at Macau Restaurant is really taste and I like them more than the ones I've had in Macau. The pork chop piece is always seasoned perfectly and is sandwiched between a crispy bun. Pork chop buns always taste better when the bun is crispy!

Stir fried green beans with minced pork and olive paste is a Cantonese dish that I always order in Hong Kong. When done well, you can actually taste the 'Wok Hei' from the wok. This one isn't bad. What I liked most about it was that although it looks quite oily in the photo, in reality you couldn't really taste it.

We also ordered a mild chicken curry. I'm not big on curries but my brother is and he found this curry very well done. He said that it was full of spices and the potato pieces just melted in your mouth. 

I can't eat spicy things because I seriously start sweating! AHAH. 

The whole fish with fried noodles, vegetables and mushrooms was also super tasty! The best part was the crunchy friend noodles which was softened by the sauce that was layered on top of the dish. 

The only critique I have about this dish is that they could have at least chopped up the veggies a bit more. Far out! That piece of vegetable is almost as long as the dish!

Hope everyone has having a great 2013! 

Macau Restaurant
25-27 Lock Road
Tsim Tsa Tsui, Kowloon


  1. The last dish looks tasty! I can't remember what the choi is called but I find most restaurants leave them like that! It's quite chewy and hard to eat hahaha and looks ridiculous in the small rice bowls. Anyway I don't know why I'm ranting about choi but welcome back!

  2. SO hungry, wish I were back in HK now =(

  3. The food looks delicious, especially the pork buns and the stir fried green beans :) I really want to go back to HK - the food was amazing and I know I'd go bonkers with shopping :p

  4. glad to hear that you loved your trip back to HK! the chicken curry looks really good haha. it's cute how you start sweating when you eat spicy do I but I just continue, spicy food is really addictive for some reason! =_="