After a light breakfast at the hotel, we took a public bus from across the street, heading straight to Macau city. Taking public bus in Macau is so convenient as there are many buses heading to the same place, thus, waiting time is barely 5 minutes. Best thing is, it only cost us HKD3.30 per person per trip (equivalent to ~ RM1.50). Our intention was to revisit the Sui Kow (Dumpling) shop we went during the last trip (those interested, pls email me for address). Unfortunately, a notice was stuck in front of the shop, stating that it will be closed for 2 days. Sigh...
But wait, just few steps away, I saw an entrance to a long alley which lead to some housing area. Right in front of the entrance, I spotted a stall...hmm.....out of curiousity, I went to take a peep.
Once I walked in, I saw many locals having cheong fun (steamed flat rice noodle) and porridge while sitting on the plastic stools. Funny though cos I don't see any tables and after chatting with the lady owner, she told us that table is not allowed cos it's a narrow alley and supposed to be a walkway heading to the housing area. I simple love eating at places where the locals eat. The 3 of us happily sat down and ordered a plate of cheong fun and a bowl of foo chuk pak kor (beancurd sheet and gingko nuts) porridge to share.
I was asked by the lady what sauce I wish to put on the cheong fun. I asked then, what sauce you have? She replied "Sweet, Chilli, Peanut, Sesame, Mustard". Hmmm...so I requested "ALL"! The combination of the sauces produced a very unique taste. The sesame sauce was really fragrant while the mustard created a tinge on the tongue. The cheong fun was good too, soft with slightly 'QQ' texture. The lady boss told us that if we were early, we could have tried her sold-out Siu Mai Cheong Fun (Pork Dumpling with Flat Rice Noodle). Sigh...perhaps next time.
When it comes to Fu Chuk Pak Gor, I always have this combination in sweet syrup form. So I was really curious how it will taste like when cook in savoury porridge style. The beancurd sheet was boiled till dissolved into soya bean liquid. It was really smooth and light, a really good and healthy breakfast. Somehow, I still prefers the sweet version.
The Cheong Fun and Porridge only costs us HKD9. A reasonable price to pay for simple local food. Truly a discovery for us.
More Macau delicacies in my next post...till then!