Seng Cheong, Macau.

One of the must eats in my list for Macau was Seng Cheong, which is known as THE place for crab porridge. Located along Rua Do Cunha, also the food street of Taipa, the waiting crowd is telling of its popularity.

Pictures of their signature dishes graced their entrance, enticing us. Lucky for us, our wait was considerably short as we were only 2 and could easily share tables. The interior was simple, with white round tables, and plastic stools.

The signature dish, Water Crab Porridge (水蟹粥) was a must so we ordered a small portion, which was good enough for 2-3 pax. If I am not mistaken it’s about 90Patacas while the bigger portion is going for 30 Patacas more. A bit pricey considering it’s only porridge, but the silky smooth texture and rich flavour was worth savouring. Golden yellow hue, and thickened with bits of crab roe, the crab meat was quite delightful as well.

Despite wanting very much to try the steamed eels, I knew we couldn’t finish that so we settled for deep fried frog. Unassuming dish, served with only a vinegar dip but this was finger licking good! Light but crisp batter and easy to tear off flesh. Yum.

The family we were sharing our table with had quite a few of their signature dishes and it all looked so drool worthy. Worth visiting again if I am back in the city with a bigger group.

Seng Cheong 诚昌饭店
28, Rua do Cunha,
Taipa, Macau.

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  1. gina said

    Bigger group and bigger eaters! I had the same porridge somewhere in Rua de Felicidade. Guess this one should be better.

  2. J2Kfm said

    a bit pricey, yes. and watery as well.
    not exactly mind blowing, but a novelty no less.
    had the fried dace fish balls as well.

  3. Sugar Bean said

    Wow, seems like you know a lot of good places for food in Macau. Did you do research before going? Haha, I asked because I’m very lazy to do it and ended up regretting when I’m travelling.

  4. Wow, that crab porridge looks really good! So yellow. I remember eating crab porridge at a place that specialized in it as well as wonton noodles, but their crab porridge was not as yellow looking as what you got at Seng Cheong.

  5. mimi said

    The crab roe make the porridge golden yellow, so pretty huh~~

  6. actually once they deep fry the frog like dat, all u taste is .. deep fried! Batter i mean ..

  7. CK Chai said

    Oh yes, this is superb!!! Love the Water Crab Porridge (水蟹粥)!

  8. AK said

    The fritters look very good!

    AK (Go Go Elite Traveller Plus)

  9. extreme said

    Very nice food. Was there over the weekend.

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