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Macau Street in Monterey Park--Macanese Egg Tarts and More

Chandavkl | Jun 7, 2006 03:49 PM

Macanese food comes to Los Angeles in the form of Macau Street which has just opened at 429 W. Garvey in Monterey Park. I wouldn't call Macau Street a Macanese restaurant in that there are only about 15 Macanese items on the menu (such as curry crab and BBQ escargot). Actually I'm not sure how to characterize the food here. Visually and ambience wise this is a cafe setting, but the food is not Hong Kong cafe style, but neither is it typical of any other style, e.g., not a noodle restaurant, a seafood restaurant etc. One notable feature is the presence of quite a few dessert items including a number of "fruit jelly" selections. These are clear dishes containing what we used to call "Chinese jello" when I was a kid (agar based, I believe) with fruits suspended within. I did not try the Macau style egg tarts since there are six to an order, which would probably negate an entire week's dosage of Zocor. I leave those for other hounds to comment on.

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