There’s only one place to go for the best of authentic Filipino favorites in the city. Strategically located near the end of the Broadway Macau strip, this restaurant has a vibrant vibe mixed with jovial diners. It’s exactly what makes The Roadhouse Macau a hotspot for Pinoys and anyone clamoring for quality and delectable food. Amidst the scrumptious burgers, sandwiches, salads, pasta, quesadilla and more on their menu, the dining spot gives a nod to Filipino classic dishes like dinakdakan, crispy pata and sisig.
Making a mark in the Macau dining scene, The Roadhouse Macau infuses fantastic flavors and fanfare that continue to attract guests of all nationalities. It is, however, the crispy pata and a bottle of San Miguel beer’s combination that makes every Pinoy diner delight at such a pairing. The famous Filipino dish features succulent pork leg meat that’s deep-fried and served with a soy vinegar and garlic dip. It takes some time to cook this dish as it is prepared in several steps. To make the pork leg tender, it is boiled with some spices. Then, it needs a night to cool down in the fridge. After that, it’s ready to be deep-fried to get that meat juicy on the inside and golden and crispy on the outside. All that time cooking is worthy as it makes crispy pata such a delicious treat that can be enjoyed as a main dish or as a beer snack. The crispy pata is priced at MOP $140. Watch out for their special offer on Monday when they have a large portion of crispy pata for half the price.
Our second dish for the night was lechon kawali (see the featured photo on top), a great Pinoy alternative for Chinese char siu. The meat is cooked to perfection. Deep-frying makes it crunchy and preserves the juiciness on the inside. It is served with scrumptious liver sauce and vinegar that compliments the slightly sweet flavor of pork and balances it.
We also sampled the spicy Suzuki sisig priced at MOP $100. Pork is one of the main meats used in Filipino cuisine and spicy Suzuki sisig is yet another dish with pork as its main ingredient. Small bits of pork are marinated with a zest of lime, cooked with pepper, onion, garlic, and chili. This traditional Filipino dish is served sizzling on a hot plate with lemon on the side and topped with a sunny side up egg. If you wish to add extra heat, just ask a waitress! Sisig goes great with some fluffy white rice and a pint of lager.
For friends and groups, try the large Roadhouse platter priced at MOP $300 that’s ideal for sharing (on Tuesdays, it will only cost you MOP $150!). The Roadhouse Macau owners claim that this sharing platter is one of their bestsellers! It’s comprised of a savory selection of the best bites including the tondo dynamite which is chili and cheese fried to perfection. Besides, there are chicken wings and tenders, garlic mushrooms, onion rings, and French fries. These light nibbles are filling and flavorful. Roadhouse platter is also included in the combo offer where you and your friends get a large plate with goodies and a bucket of beer for a tempting price.
The relaxed dining space also transforms into a late-night bistro after dinner with live band performances and trust us, there are great talents to spot at this location. The pulsating atmosphere of The Roadhouse Macau makes it a must-visit for post-work drinks and chilled-out dining with family and friends.
We are definitely coming back as there are more Filipino options that we wished we could fit in our bellies, but they had to wait until our next visit. Haba Haba burgers, Dinakdakan (Filipino comfort dish made with pork and garlic mayo), wait for us!
This article was originally written by Apple Salangsang in 2016 and updated on September 22, 2019 by Ksenia Kuzmina.