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“A typical tourist street”

Rua de S. Paulo (Dasanba) Street
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

You virtually have to walk up this street as part of historic Macau, however it is very similar to many streets in many Chinese cities. Standard tourist shops (Adidias, Nike, etc etc), and food shops (all quite similar) with standard Chinese (Canton) hawker food. Prices higher than similar shops in (say) Shenzhen.

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

A street big enough to walk for hours. Lots of good food, shopping and many shops selling almond cookies. Good place to buy souvenirs too

Thank qianwen
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

It's a food store street that sells Macau specialties. I think I counted like 4 Ko Kei shops on this street alone. If you stand and look at a product long enough, someone will feed you pork jerky or almond cookie. The samples are enough to make your lunch and it's an enjoyable walk up to the Ruins.

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Reviewed September 12, 2013

The narrow passage walkway, leading up to the Ruins of St. Paul is called Rua do S. Paulo and it has very much become a food and snack street, where local pastilerias (bakeries) have taken up every commercial space to via for trade, selling all sorts of Macanese specialities.

In the distant past there used to be more antique and other shops found here but they have been pushed aside and what is left now is a gauntlet of food shops and crowds of eager visitors tasting free samples of local foods or hopping in and out of the local bakery shops to buy souvenir foods to take back home.

There are now three separate Koi Kei Bakeries (within two minutes of each other), two Choi Heung Yuen Bakeries, the Singapore based Bee Cheng Hiang and another 6-7 lesser-known local bakeries all fiercely competing for customers along this small, narrow stretch of walkway. The good news is that shopkeepers are friendly and not pushy at all, they just want to hand out samples for you to try.

The most popular of the brands here is clearly Koi Kei Bakery and they have the best Macanese braised meats in our opinion. Their almond cookies are also very good, similar to the excellent almond cookies sold by Choi Heung Yuen. There are good egg tarts available at many of the bakeries as well but we’ve found none that rival the famous Margaret’s and Lord Stow’s Bakery egg tarts found elsewhere.

Overall, we are never thrilled to see the massive crowds that seem to bottle up in the narrow Rua do S. Paulo during much of the day. It can take a bit of patience making your way up and down this street, especially during the middle of the midday hours. However, we’d be lying if we said it wasn’t fun snacking on the many free sample foods found here, many of which are indeed, very good. In this end, this is a good experience for visitors, another of the places they will long remember about Macau.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

I've been here a few times. Always crowded with tourists. You have to be careful as there are now a lot of Mainlander tourists. They are not very considerate and often rude. You won't get through with a simple "excuse me" and a smile. You do need to nudge to get through. Minus the crowds, there are things of value, that are worth seeing, but you have to be patient.

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