It’s been a crazy two weeks. I just can’t believe how fast February has past by so quickly. Anyhow, my blog posts have been delayed because I just didn’t have the energy to write. I should really hire someone to write for me or a robot that can dictate what I say would be nice.
Do you know what’s the most famous food in Macau? Yes, it’s what in this bag! Cafe Eskimo could be found all over the streets of Macau, serving a variety of bite-sized snacks and drinks. And of course, the all famous pork chop bread! We call it “Ju Pa Bao” in Chinese.
My girlfriend and I decided to give this stand a try because there were huge lineups. However, after ordering I noticed that a majority of people were just getting Bubble tea. I saved my Bubble tea cravings for later when I’d be in Taiwan, where Bubble Tea originated.
The Pork Chop Bread is basically a thin sliced of boneless grilled pork chop, smacked together on a soft toasted bun with butter and nothing else. This is simpler than your McDonalds burger. The pork chop was very flavourful, its juice soaked into the bun making it firm and juicy. However, we weren’t very surprised by it because we had somewhat of an expectation. It was good but not spectacular.
I was interested more in this than the pork chop bun. This reminds me of childhood memories when my mom makes something similar for breakfast, except there’s no eggs here. But same kind of deal. The toast was hot and toasty. Inside was melted cheese with corned beef, it was just heavenly. I wish they had more beef in there, but it would have collapsed.
So how much did all this cost? $25MOP! (which converts to just over $3!) Not bad for street food, there wasn’t any chairs, it’s solely take-out at this location, situated streets away from Ruins of St. Paul.
Where do you think is the best place to have pork chop bun? Let me know in the comment section below.