Lunch @ Tai Lei Loi Kei (Macau)

February 22, 2015 in Chinese by thywhaleliciousfay

One of the (food) stops on our Macau itinerary was for the pork bun. So after our lunch in Taipa Village, my friends and I made our 10 to 15 minutes leisure walk to Tai Lei Loi Kei. Finding our bearings around wasn’t difficult since this was not our first to Macau, or to Tai Lei Loi Kei. However, we got a shock when we saw ruins in place of what was supposed to be the restaurant.


Apparently, they have since relocated. We spotted a poster across the road. Though unsure of the new address and with no one to ask for directions, we headed in the direction which the arrow on the poster was pointing towards. We were a little worried cause the wind had somewhat displaced the poster. So we did not know if the arrow was still pointing in the correct direction.

So with the original restaurant (or rather, ruins) on the left, we continued to walk straight to reach the restaurant which had since relocated to a yellow-painted shophouse. The place was bustling with both locals and tourists when we entered. As such, we were directed to the second storey.

And from the menu (pages 1, 2), we ordered:-

1) Pineapple bun with butter, MOP11 (above)

2) Pork chop bun, MOP30 (above)

3) Fish ball, MOP30 (above)


4) Yuan yang, MOP16 (above) – Coffee with tea.

I enjoyed the pineapple bun the most. As for the pork bun, besides being served a generous slab of pork, it was otherwise average. Although I imagine the pork bun to be tastier if paired with the pineapple bun instead of the regular bun.

Service wise, one shouldn’t expect much cause it’s not exactly a restaurant although there’s the word ‘restaurant’ on their signboard. By the time we finished our food, the crowd within the eatery had dispersed. However, the staff who was (probably) in-charge of the second storey kept asking if we were going to order more within the next 15 minutes after we finished our food. So yup, it’s an eatery for one to to eat and (quickly) go. Not so much to linger around.

There’re a few outlets for Tai Lei Loi Kei. We chose this outlet as it fitted well into our itinerary. One can refer to their website for the address of the other outlets. One may also want to come by at 2pm as it’s stated on their menu that ‘pork chop bun are baked fresh daily at 2pm’.

18 Largo Governador Tamagnini Barbosa, Macau
+853.2882 7150, Website, Facebook
Overall: 6
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 6
Mon – Sun : 08:00 – 18:00
Ambience: 5
Value: 6
Service: 6