Friday, March 15, 2013
When I did research on places to eat in Macao the pork chop bun of Tai Lei Loi Kei kept coming up. Even though I'm not a fan of this unique pairing I decided to give it a try when I saw their outlet in the food court of The Venetian Hotel where I was staying.
While I was perusing the menu I took a quick shot of someone's order of pork chop buns. To be honest it didn't look appetizing to me but I was curious to find out why people queue to eat this Macanese delicacy.
Instead of the regular bun I went for the pineapple bun which was soft and had a sweet, crunchy topping.
pork chop pineapple bun HK$36
As I expected it was nothing great. The pork chop was well flavored and seasoned. I could taste 5 spice and lemongrass among the spices used. It was tender but quite boring. There wasn't any sauce or condiment in the sandwich. I suspect this sandwich was created as a convenient way of eating their favorite pork chop on the go.
Honestly I don't see myself eating this again.
Restaurante Tai Lei Loi Kei
The Venetian Macao
2620, Level 3 Shoppes Grand Canal
telephone: 2886 6819
Sunday - Thursday 10:00am - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday 10:00am - 12:00am