Tai Lei Loi Kei is among the famous cafés in Macau serving the popular pork chop bun. *drooling*
It is located in Taipa, Macau. The bun is baked daily on a charcoal grill, making it crispy outside, soft inside, which is definitely one of the many reasons why it is so popular.
They finally open about 10 outlets in Malaysia, but we have actually visited only 1 of the outlets, which is located at IOI boulevard, Puchong.
Unlike the original café in Macau, which appears to be another typical Chinese coffee shop, the outlet in IOI boulevard is much modern looking and air-conditioned. In fact, it looks no different than the other self-service fast food restaurants you have came across.
You have to order, pay and pick up your order at the counter. I have been there a few times and it does appear to me a family café that serves a limited but good enough selection for both adults and kids. There are several set meals available, like the signature pork chop bun, polo pork chop bun, noodles with pork chop or chicken wings, supreme pork chop rice, curry fish ball or chicken wings, that all comes with a drink at your choice of either coffee or milk tea. And you get to top up RM 3.50 for the sawdust cake aka serradura with any order of value set meal. You also get to add on cheese, ham, luncheon meat, chicken wing or fish ball for the different set meals you would order.
When I was in Macau and Hong Kong, I was addicted to the polo bun so much so that I always go for polo pork chop bun in Tai Lei Loi Kei. Of course, it tastes more delicious if taken alone, but not a bad combination if you have it with the pork chop. I have yet to try the signature pork chop bun in Malaysia, but the one I had in Macau is quite good. It’s juicy, not heavily seasoned yet smelled and tasted good.
The milk tea tastes just heaven. I doubt they use condensed milk same like what we normally have in Malaysia, and obviously it is one you shouldn’t missed. It tastes smooth, slightly milky but rich in flavour that goes so well with the tea. You can just tell the difference between their milk tea and the teh tarik with your eyes shut.
Serradura is sawdust in Portuguese. I was curious and hence I asked the cashier.
Rae: What crumb is that? *I was thinking if it’s like bread crumbs*
Cashier: It’s from the wood, hence sawdust.
Rae: What?! @.@
And without believing her much, I googled about it and apparently it is biscuit crumbs. So, don’t worry you won’t be swallowing any wood crumbs, instead it’s a very nice biscuit crumbs that is fine enough to make your throat itchy when you swallow. LOL It’s a fun experience and it taste so creamy and soft that I am sure you will like it, just like I do. Try it!
Drooling? Why not give it a try at the nearest outlets?
#1 Hutong @ Lot 10.
#2 IOI Boulevard, Puchong.
#3 Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara.
#4 Plaza Danau 2, Taman Danau Desa.
#5 Laman Rimbunan Kepong.
#6 Jalan Radin Bagus, Bandar Sri Petaling.
#7 Jalan SS 21/58, Damansara Uptown.
#8 Top Speed Business Centre, USJ Taipan.
#9 Jalan Anggerik Vanilla, Kota Kemuning.
#10 Plaza @ Jaya 33, Ground Floor.
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Price: ♥♥♥♥♥ signature pork chop bun set meal at about RM 13.90++, ala-carte main course about RM10++.