A few days ago, I received an invitation to attend an official opening ceremony for a famous Macau Pork Burger at IOI Boulevard. Apparently, Tai Lei Loi Kei is a well-known Pork Burger brand in the former Portugese colony and has achieved an iconic status among the locals. Established since 1968, Tai Lei Loi Kei’s signature pork burgers are prepared by pan frying the pork fillet with special marinated sauce. Some even claim that a visit to Macau wouldn’t be complete without tasting these burgers. So when Tai Lei Loi Kei opened its flagship outlets in both Hutong Lot 10 and IOI Boulevard recently, news was abuzz raving about their lips smacking pork burgers. Ms. Wendy, the CEO of Tai Lei Loi Kei was present during the official opening ceremony.
First up was their Signature Pork Chop Bun (RM 13.90 with drink). The ingredients for the burger were surprisingly simple. A piece of marinated pork chop and a bun. No fillers, lettuce, pickles, cheese, or anything else. The pork fillet looked like an oversized piece of meat as compared to the two pieces of bread that comes with it.
Polo Pork Chop Bun (RM 13.90 with drink). Same pork fillet but instead of crusty bread, the pork burger came with Polo Bun. The Polo bun has a softer texture and sweeter taste.
Beside the burgers, we were also given a chance to try their noodles. Tai Lei Loi Kei called their noodle as ‘bouncing noodle’, due to the fact that their noodles have a springy texture. No doubt about that as I prefer the noodles more than their burgers. Their Bouncing Noodle with Pork Chop (RM 13.90 with drink) basically comes with chopped pork fillet with what it seems like our local wanton mee. Simplicity seems to be what Tai Lei Loi Kei advocates as there are no other ingredients such as vegetables, soup or even chillies.
My favourite meal has to be their Bouncing Noodles with Chicken Wings (RM 11.30 with drink). Again, the noodles were very springy and the chicken wings are so well marinated. Thumbs up for this meal!
For those who prefer rice, the Supreme Pork Chop Rice with Egg (RM 14.10 with drink) comes with white rice, pork chop and curry. I find the curry taste very concentrated which will delight those who prefer their curry to be more ‘kaw’.
There was also the Macau Curry Fish Ball (RM 7.90 with drink) which comes with five fish balls soaked in a bowl of curry. The fish balls have a nice springy texture while the curry was less concentrated than the ones that came with the Pork Chop Rice.
Finally, we got the try the famous Sawdust Dessert Cake (RM 5.50) or otherwise known as Serradura. The cake has a layer of ‘sawdust’ which is basically crushed tea biscuits. Dig your spoon deeper and you will be delighted with the lovely creamy, yet airy texture of the cake. This is definitely a must try item there.
If you are curious to see what the buzz is all about surounding this famous Macau Pork Burger, head on down to its outlet to give it a try.
Tai Lei Loi Kei
No. G25, IOI Boulevard
Jalan Kenari 5
Selangor Darul Ehsan. (Same row with Suzuki and next to Tong Pak Fu)