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Koi Kei Bakery And Choi Heong Yuen Bakery

If you come to Macau, you can’t miss the famous snacks here, such as almond-flavoured biscuits (called hang-yan-beng by Macau people), phoenix rolls and beef jerky. The two most famous stores selling these snacks are Koi Kei Bakery and Choi Heong Yuen Bakery.

On Rua de Felicidade – the ‘street of happiness’ but more commonly known as ‘street of souvenirs’ – a cluster of shops sell Chinese pastries original to Macau. Koi Kei (74 Rua de Felicidade) specialises in phoenix rolls (shredded pork wrapped with seaweed) and peanut candies. Because the snacks they sell are too famous and delicious, their stores are always full of customers. When you really have a bite on their biscuits, I think you will understand why they are so popular.

Choi Heong Yuen, going strong for over 70 years, is Macau’s most popular place for h a ng-y à n-béng (almond-flavoured biscuits), which are very classic, small and delicate. Both shops have numerous outlets, but Felicidade has the more elaborate choices.

Other Macau specialities you might want to try include nougats, preserved apricots and y u k-gàwn, dried sweet strips of pork and other meats. The shops usually open from 10am to 10pm.

What can you get there: almond-flavoured biscuits , nougats, preserved apricots, phoenix rolls, peanut candies.

Price: About 100 RMB per person.

Website: www.koikei.com for Koi Kei Bakery, www.choi-heong-yuen.com for Choin Heong Yuen Bakery.

How to get there: Bus 10,10A,11,21A,2,3,3A,4,5,6,7,8A,26A,33

Address: Ruins of St Pauls, Peninsula. 地址:半岛大三巴街 – see their map for exact locations http://www.koikei.com/shops.php