There’s always something nostalgic when eating cold Chinese dessert soup from a styrofoam bowl and plastic spoons. It brings back memories of a simpler time during childhood when food carts such as Tat Kei were found nearly everywhere selling our favorite street food. There are many places in Macau selling this traditional or even revamped Cantonese dessert in air-conditioned settings but enjoying this out in the open amidst the bustling crowd can be both a foodie and a cultural experience. Navigating through their menu can be challenging for those who don’t read Chinese so here’s a translation for some of the menu’s highlights.
椰汁奶露 = coconut milk soup
椰汁西米 = coconut milk with tapioca
消暑冬瓜水 = refreshing melon soup with water
紅豆喳咋 = red bean soup
菠蘿西米羹 = pineapple soup with sago
Don’t be shy to adjust according to your tastes with the can of evaporated milk on display. You can also enjoy these desserts during the winter since they have hot and cold variations.