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After the delicious tarts which warmed up our hungry tummy, we took a short walk to Senado Square 議事亭前地. Since it was still CNY, the atmosphere was lively with CNY decoration adorning the place.
We had to stop numerous times due to photo taking and the huge crowd didn’t help either. We stopped by St. Dominic’s Church 玫瑰堂 en route to Ruins of St Paul’s 大三巴牌坊.
St Dominic’s Church
We didn’t head straight to the St Paul, instead we were looking for something else. It didn’t take us long, thanks to the promoter holding the sign board and we found the second item from my itinerary.
Tai Lei Loi Kei 大利来咖啡室 pork chop bun is already a household name in Macau but I did not manage to try it on my previous visits. This time however, Tai Lei Loi Kei has branched out and they now have a small shop for takeaway near Senado Square. They still maintain the original outlet in Taipa but it has now become smaller.
There wasn’t any queue at all and in just two minutes, we got hold of two piping hot pork chop bun.
I’ve heard complaints saying that their quality has dropped and that someone else’s taste much better. I remember correctly that my very first pork chop bun didn’t go very well, so before I took a bite, I did not set any expectation at all.
But I was wrong, Tai Lei Loi Kei’s version indeed worth a mention here. The meat was well marinated, very succulent and juicy. The bun however, tasted a little tough but that’s Macanese bun for you.
Since the shop is quite small and sandwiched between rows of shop, hope the Google Map location below will help you to locate it.
We continued our visit to Ruins of St Paul and also managed to stop by the historic Na Tcha Temple before moving on to the next destination.
P/S – Tai Lei Loi Kei is scheduled to open its first outlet in Malaysia, precisely at Lot 10’s Hutong Food Court. (Will update when more information is available)
25B, Rua de S. Paulo (大三巴街)
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