Noodle is an essential part of local Macau’s food culture. It appears at some point in our daily meal plans, whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner. In Macau, you will usually find Jook-sing noodles, they are one of the rarer noodles in existence. Traditionally, noodle-makers would ride on a bamboo log to press the egg, flour, and other ingredients together to form the noodles. It has a special crispy texture and comes in different variations, most commonly thin and thick noodles.
Here are some of our recommendations on getting your quick noodle fix in Macau.
Loja Sopa da Fita Cheong Kei 祥記麵家
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This place is known for its shrimp roe noodles, which is a special noodle variety in Macau and its nearby regions. As one of the earliest noodle-maker in Macau, Cheong Kei kept up to its standard at all time, offering the most authentic taste of Cantonese noodles to not just the locals, but also attracted lots of tourists.
Loja Sopa da Fita Cheong Kei Rua da Felicidade, No 68, R/C, Macau, +853 28574310
Sopa de Fitas Koi Kei 巨記麵家
I discovered this interesting noodle place one day when I am strolling down the street with a hungry stomach. The stove facing the street caught my eyes, it is an old style stove running on kerosene. This place has been opened for over 60 years and my favorite thing to eat is their stirred thick noodles with wonton.
Sopa de Fitas Koi Kei Rua de Camilo Pessanha, No 22-22A, R/C, Macau, +853 28922612
Ching Kei Noodle 鳳城珍記麵家
Ching Kei is a classic place to go for noodles if you ask a local. Inspired by the Shunde cuisine, this restaurant is known for its freshly made dumplings. You may order its famous noodles combo with wonton, dumplings and fish wrapper. Besides this, there is also a hidden dish recommended by the owner, the green noodles, which is made of leek.
Ching Kei Noodle Rua das Estalagens, No 37B, R/C, Macau, +853 28923822, +853 66553328
Estabelecimento de Comidas Ving Kei 榮記豆腐麵食
This one has to be my most visited spot for noodles. I am a huge fan of tofu and Ving Kei is an expert in it! My favorite dish is their stirred thick noodles with tofu and cuttlefish balls, together with a glass of fresh soya milk. You may also finish off your meal with their traditional beancurd dessert.
Estabelecimento de Comidas Ving Kei Rua da Tercena, No 47, Edf. Kam Fai, R/C Loja A, Macau, +853 28921152
Loja de Canja Leong Heng Kei 梁慶記
This is one of the oldest noodle places in Macau, cooking noodle soup for the locals for more than 90 years. Situated on a narrow side street, the open kitchen can be a little hard to find if you are walking pass too quickly. On the day I visited, I was sat next to the person who makes wonton daily. It is amazing to watch how he carefully folds the shrimps into thin slices of egg pastry to form delicate pockets of deliciousness. Definitely worth trying if you are around the area!
Loja de Canja Leong Heng Kei Rua da Felicidade, No 21, R/C, Macau, +853 28555893