Rua da Palha

Rua da Palha, Macau: Hours, Address, Rua da Palha Reviews: 3.5/5

Rua da Palha
3.5
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Lets Go To Macau! 🇲🇴
Macau, China2,248 contributions
Basically an extension of Rua de S. Paulo
Apr 2019 • Solo
Rua da Palha is a short and narrow street in the Macau World Heritage area that links St. Dominic's Square to the famous Rua de S. Paulo (food street).

Here you will find a small number of retail and food shops that more or less form a continuous walk all the way to the Company of Jesus Square in front of the Ruins of St. Paul.
Written August 1, 2019
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Quack H
HONG KONG2,810 contributions
Souvenirs shopping at Rua da Palha
Oct 2017 • Friends
Went about old town with friends and we made a brief stop at Rua da Palha and they bought some almond cakes.
Written March 4, 2018
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,513 contributions
Try the Michelin recognised Dai Gwan - pepper pork buns
Feb 2018 • Couples
One of the popular places for very good street food is Dai Gwan, a Taiwanese style pepper pork bun specialist located the Rua do Pahla & Rua de Sao Paulo intersection on the walk up to the Ruins of St. Paul. Just look for the red sign and likely a queue of visitors lined up. You'll know you are in the right spot. See submitted photos if helpful.

Dai Gwan are open from approx. 9am to 9pm daily, baking up pepper pork buns (MOP20 each) in a cylindrical shaped iron bucket. At times of the day, there are long queues outside their shop. However, they bake continuously throughout the day so you wont have to wait long. Arrive early or late in the day if you want to avoid queues.

These are nice for nibbling on while enjoying the city centre. The outer layer of the buns are slightly flaky. Inside, buns are stuffed with peppery-flavoured minced pork with spring onions. Best enjoyed hot, these are cheap and tasty. They will keep you tided you over for a couple hours or until you're ready to try other street food in the area.
Written February 22, 2018
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Venus C
Macau, China670 contributions
Nice escape from the busy leal senardo area but still has a lot to see!!
Jun 2017 • Friends
Located in the residential district, very close to the antique street. You will find traditional cloth and fabric shops, luggage shop, a leather shop, some vintage collectible shops, noodle house and local cafe shops. nice escape from the busy leal senardo area, sun yet sin museum and chinese woodworking museum. enjoy!!
Written June 26, 2017
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,513 contributions
Hot-Star Chicken at Rua da Palha
Jun 2017 • Couples
One of the interesting street foods you can try in the Historic City Centre is the Hot-Star Friend Chicken shop on the tiny Beco da Palha, just off Rua da Palha. This is a popular international franchise from Taiwan.

Here you find a small blue-coloured eatery, dishing out oversized slabs of crispy and seasoned fried chicken. Basically this is a thin version of an American Country fried chicken served in take-away paper. The chicken is quite heavily seasoned and fried rather quickly so that is crispy on the outside but the meat remains tender on the inside.

Serving sizes are rather large so its ok to order just one for two people if you want to try Hot-Star Chicken, especially if you want to sample more of the many street foods available in this area.
Written June 11, 2017
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,513 contributions
Durian Garden: Good stop for durian ice-cream on Rua da Palha
Feb 2017 • Couples
Macau has gone mad for Durian flavoured ice-cream and snacks in recent years. You can find it at quite a few dessert shops in the popular areas visited by tourists. One particularly good place is the Durian Garden (see picture), a green coloured shop with yellow Chinese signage located right on the corner of Rua da Palha and Rua do Monte.

This is a true durian shop, selling fresh durian, durian candies, cookies, snacks, coffee and some very good durian ice-cream. MOP30 for a cone, this very strong, creamy ice-cream, something durian fans are going to love. Equally, those who are not fans - should stay away. The ice-cream is aromatic, smooth and quite strong.

They also sell very good coconut flavoured ice-cream at Durian garden and if you enjoy durian flavoured coffee, they sell boxes of Malaysian brand - Cafe 99 durian white coffee (10 packs - MOP60). These are 3 in 1 coffee mix packages and are very difficult to find in HK and Macau. The coffee is very good served hot or cold but is quite strong. I like to make two cups per one pack.

Note: another good place to have durian flavoured ice-cream is McPherson's a Japanese sweet shop, less than 30 seconds walk from Durian Garden. You'll see someone in costume with durian shaped head, pointing down a tiny, narrow alley where this little shop is located.
Written February 26, 2017
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China139,513 contributions
Rua da Pahla - Tiny street leading to Ruins of St. Paul from Senado and Domingo's Square area
Jan 2012 • Couples
It is most likely that you will take this narrow alleyway up to the Ruins of St. Paul upon leaving the Senado and Domingo Square areas, its about a 6-8 minute walk to the ruins from there. Along the way, you will encounter many of the local bakery and bun selling shops. We most prefer the Koi Kei shop that you will find almost all the way to the beginning of the steps of St. Pauls.

I believe there used to be more antique and traditional shops near, but over the years, it seems more brand name shops, souvenir shops and even some brand name shops are replacing the older, local ventures that use to be here. Luckily with the bakery and local speciality shops taking root here, it should be able to keep more of a Macau feel to it. We just hope that it doesn't eventually become a typical high-street (main street) shopping area, like what you find on nearby Domingo Road.

We don't like Rua da Pahla as much as in the past as it seems to be losing its charm in favor of businesses that can support heavier tourism traffic. Now we normally just walk straight through when visiting the UNESCO attractions in this area, preferring the streets in nearby Rua Do Felicidade, the cobbled streets in the St. Lazarus district as well as Rua Do Cunha (Taipa) for strolling.
Written January 30, 2012
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