Where do you go to eat like a true local? Nothing better than the Red Market area! Just right around the busy streets of the Red Market, where life does not cease to happen, there is a traditional food stall, named Tat Kei Dessert. The little cart has been selling sweet dessert soup for more than 40 years, just right opposite the market.
This dessert stall reminds me of my childhood years, the time when I went to the Red Market with my mom to buy ingredients for our meals at home. My mother and I would always stop there for a bowl of sweet red bean soup and would sit on the side-table and eat the dessert on the street. The feeling of eating food on the street is unlike any other. You will be able to observe people walking around the street and singing, talking to one another or with the owner whom they probably know for long time. You could feel their happiness between the chatting and the laughs over the desserts.
The stall sells tapioca with coconut water soup, green bean soup with seaweed and black sesame soup, all served either hot or cold. You can put a little bit of evaporated milk to make your soup taste better if you want. There is also the option of taking your food to go or eat it right on the street.
I hope the stall will not disappear one day like so many others have. The little food stalls all around town are part of the city’s culture and one that should be preserved despite Macau’s fast-paced development.
It is open daily from 10:00am to 7:00pm except when there is a typhoon.
Tat Kei Dessert Red Market 105 Av. De Horta E Costa