S.E.E. Macau Day 1: Jarrod & Rawlins, Damansara Heights – Wong Chi Kei 黃枝記粥麵, Senado Square

Posted on February 12, 2011


Finally, after months of anticipation and meticulous planning, we were off for our 6 days/5 nights Shop.Eat.Experience (S.E.E.) Macau & Hong Kong trip.

Read on as we take you on a guaranteed gastronomic tour of Macau and Hong Kong! *wink*

The beautiful day started off with a hearty breakfast at Jarrod & Rawlins. Had ourselves seated in the open area, overlooking their neatly tended garden while enjoying the morning sun. Why Jarrod & Rawlins? We wanted to fill ourselves up with a complete balanced breakfast to keep us going through the day as we would be reaching Macau at night… so, none other than J&R fits our rapacious appetite with its vast selection of cold cuts (think tasty gourmet sausages!) and choices of how we would like our eggs to be made, be it scrambled, poached or the usual sunny side up.

J&R’s Special – “The Full Works” (RM34). This hearty brekkie consists of two sunny side up organic eggs, gourmet sausages, bacon, grilled tomatoes & mushrooms, hash brown and Heinz baked beans. A smaller portion is available at RM28 with less sausages, bacon and without the mushrooms.

The much loved smoked belly of swine. I prefer the streaky ones to this though.

Look at those sunny side ups – so beautiful that for a moment, we were reluctant to consume them!

Scrambled Organic Eggs with Smoked Salmon (RM28). Almost perfectly cooked scrambled eggs (I find it abit runny) topped with generous amount of smoked salmon and grounded pepper.

All the breakfast sets come with either toast or fried bread with butter, orange juice and coffee or tea. J&R breakfast menu is served all day from 10.00am onwards.

Jarrod & Rawlins
No.6, Lorong Dungun,
Damansara Heights,
50480 KL
Tel: +603 2093 0708

After a satisfying breakfast, we headed home to final checked our luggage. With AirAsia promotion, our air fares cost us RM600++ only (inclusive of taxes, 20kg baggage and hot seats), arriving in Macau and departing from Hong Kong.

Oh, just before we boarded, we gave a reminder call to the hotel in Macau to inform them that we would be checking in late at around 9.00pm and… found out that our booking has been cancelled!!?! Speak of miscommunication and lack of responsibility to at least call us to confirm! I went to panic attack as usual but the issue was resolved soon after by re-booking with a higher rate – paying a hefty HKD1647 (RM664) for 2 nights’ stay 😦

Metropole Hotel – the hotel we stayed in. Strategically located in Macau city center, with Senado Square just around the corner and walking distance to Lisboa. Spacious room and clean bathroom but the breakfast provided was a total let down.

Metropole does not provide free shuttle buses from airport or ferry terminal to the hotel (only from hotel to the ferry terminal), so you can either take the free shuttle buses to Grand Emperor Hotel or Lisboa then 10mins’ walk to Metropole or grab a cab for HKD70-90. We took the latter as no more free shuttle buses were available upon our arrival.

After the quick check-in, we headed off to Wong Chi Kei 黃枝記粥麵 at Senado Square.

This branch is very easy to spot – just right opposite of McD!

It’s good thing too that WCK has menu with English translation 😛

Complimentary Chinese tea which are offered by most restaurants in Macau and Hong Kong.

“Har Zi Lo Meen” – Braised Egg Noodles with Shrimp Roe (MOP36/RM14.50) is served along with an amazingly tasty broth. Drizzle spoonfuls of the broth over the noodles, mix them up and voila, one of the best egg noodles I’ve ever tasted! For those who love shrimp roe, this one is a must-try. Portion was rather small though for the price we paid.

Wonton Noodles in Soup (MOP25/RM10) – springy egg noodles in aromatic broth that comes with LARGE wontons filled with whole prawns, totally unlike the ones we get over here.

Wong Chi Kei 黃枝記粥麵
No. 17, Largo do Senado
Tel: +853 2833 1313

Opening Hours:
8.30am till 11.oopm daily

Still feeling hungry, boyboy gave this Pork Chop Bun (MOP13/RM5.20) from a small lil cafe near Ruins of St. Paul a try.

We were not amazed by this pork chop bun at all. It was rather oily and tasted ordinary, we thought that Ramli burger tasted much better!

We went to try our luck and ended up donating to the casino 😦 Perhaps another time! Back to hotel for a good night’s sleep as we will need all the rest for tomorrow’s long long day 😀

Next Up – S.E.E. Macau Day 2: Margaret’s Café e Nata 瑪嘉烈葡塔 – Leitaria I Son 義順牛奶 – Ruins of St Paul 大三巴 – Hung Heng Cocos 洪馨椰子

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