Feb 10, 2005
If you fancy some Cantonese pudding-thrashing in Macau, you may want to try out this shop: Bou Jik Diary Company near Rua da Felicidade. Milky products are their forte since diary are fresh from their own ranch. The best sellers are the sheung pei nai, sweetened steamed milk pudding with two skins and the geung jap chuk nai, boiled milk with ginger juice.
Sheung pei nai is one very famous dessert of the Shuntu region. It is first steamed with the bowl half full, leave cold and then topped with another half by milk and steamed again, creating two layers of milk pudding in the very same bowl.
If you are craving some Cantonese sweetened cream soups of Macau on top of this pudding thingy, like Chaxiubao did, you may want to head to this shop: Hang Heung Un. They are all the rage for their hang yen cha, sweetened almond tea as well as their hap tou wu, sweetened walnut cream soup. The name suggests this shop is a garden oozing with the scent of almond. You can mix and match their almond tea or walnut cream soup with whatever ingredients (several scores of them) you want, like coconut juice, egg white, a multitude of Chinese nuts and the sweet dumplings as well.
If you are on a whim for some ice cream of Macau after all those hotties, like Chaxiubao did, you may want to have a chill in this shop: Valetina Comidas near Rua do Cunha. Though it claims itself a bakery, it's the shop's housemade ice cream that really brought it to fame. Of particular interest, the best seller is the durian ice cream (caveat emptor, don't say you're not forewarned -- it's a very aquired taste). It is said that they only use the best grade of durian available: the Monthong (what we call "Golden Pillow" in Chinese).