Taste of Macau: The ultimate guide of becoming a (chubby) Pig in Macau

taste of macau

Did you know? Macau cuisine is the original fusion food. Macanese food is mixture between Chinese and Portuguese! (This happened through the times when Macau was administered by Portugal from mid 16th century to almost the 21st century, 1999 to be exact!) With its rich historical culture, it is no wonder why their food has such a vibrant variety, from Chinese, Cantonese, Portuguese to Macanese. Today I’m gonna take you for a ride of the marvelous food I’ve tried in Macau, from street food to Michelin star restaurants. ✯✯✯✯✯

☞ Antonio’s (Michelin recommended, Louis Vuitton city guide, Tatler best restaurants and so much more)

Location: Taipa Village

Website: http://antoniomacau.com/

Definitely my favorite restaurant in Macau. If you want to experience the authentic Portuguese Macanese dishes, with live one man band (sings with guitar) and cozy ambience. This is it. For extra boost to add on to your one-in-a-lifetime experience, try order Crepe suzette! 3-michelin-stars Chef Antonio himself will invite you to join him cooking at your table and be prepared for a fiery ride!

One of many Signature dish – Seafood rice!
African chicken – the sauce tastes similar to curry
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It’s getting hot in here -Flaming Chouriço!
Cooking crepe suzette! Be careful with the alcohols!
Tadaaa! Proudly present Crepe suzette by Chef Antonio and Me!

  ☞ Restaurante Litoral

Location: Macau Peninsula

Website: http://www.restaurantelitoral.com/

Another popular local traditional Portuguese Macanese restaurant with more mature settings and environment.

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The famous african chicken – this one’s a lil spicy! But superb!
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Hi Crabby!!!!
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Portuguese Vegetable soup – soft taste of potato 🙂
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Steamed clams! Make sure you dip the bread in the sauce! Yum!
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Bolinhos de bacalhau – salt cod fishcakes, like fish in mash potato and fried
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Sauteed shrimp with garlic butter
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Not a complete Portuguese meal without the Chouriço
Pick 1…hmm…
Ended with my favorite traditional dessert in Macau! Serradura!

  ☞ Restaurante Espaco Lisboa

Location: Coloane

A cute romantic Portuguese-Macanese restaurant nearby the famous original Lord Stow’s egg tart bakery!

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Portugal is also famous for their glazed tiles. So lovely!
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Salad for starter!
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Sauteed shrimp with garlic butter!
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African Chicken!!! Love!!
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Soaky wet Portuguese seafood rice! A must!
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Fried fishiess
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Pork ribs!! Love the salty taste!
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The french fries sure stole the spotlight from the pork steak!
This cherry whisky is STRONG!! be careful!
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Pineapple, Mango, Peach juices! Loving these rejuvenating refreshments! Just can’t get enough!
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Lovely meal indeed! Bon appétit!

☞ Lord Stow’s Bakery (original branch)

Location: Coloane

Website: http://www.lordstow.com/

One of the things that pops up in people’s mind when speaking of Macau, is the Egg tart! And when speaking of egg tart in Macau, everyone will tell you to go to Lord Stow’s bakery! A lil fun fact: there’s another similar bakery near Senado Square called Margaret’s e nata café, the owner? Lord Stow’s ex-wife! No wonder why it tastes so familiar huh ;p

The famous Egg tart!! It’s shooo gooood u guyz!!

  ☞ Dynasty 8

Location: Conrad Macau, Cotai Central

Website: http://www.sandscotaicentral.com/macau-restaurants/chinese-food/dynasty-8.html

A regular Chinese restaurant, but what impressed me the most is the fact that they have a short tiny table where ladies can put their bag on while eating! Talk about hospitality! A major problem for all ladies who carry handbags, basically everyone! We always need to get extra chair, or hang it on the chair, or let the bag share half of our chair! So Bravo! And obviously the food is Goo-Oood tooo! HEre i picked out my favorite dishes!

Crispy pork! Not oily at all!
Crispy Spring rolls stick filled with shrimp and mangos!
Chicken and mushroom filled puff
Steamed crystal dumplings with assorted mushrooms
Creepily took photo of the tiny chair for ladies’ bag from the next table ;p

  ☞ Jade Dragon Restaurant (Michelin starred restaurant)

Location: City of Dream, Cotai strip

Website: http://www.cityofdreamsmacau.com/dining/chinese/jade-dragon Probably the most exclusive and expensive restaurant with millions of dollars on investment, from the interior designs, décor, utensils and obviously the exquisite ingredients for the dishes that are created by Chef Tam Kwok Fung. Be prepared for a fabulous Chinese fine dining.

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Prepared for a memorable meal!
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Tiny portion, long name, here we go! Crispy yam and vegetable roll serve with sweet and sour sauce, marinated black fungus with garlic and cucumber in aged italian balsamic vinegar, deep fried bean curd with spicy salt, jade dragon dumpling!
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As hot as its name – Hot and Sour soup with shredded pleurotus mushroom
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Don’t let the simplicty appearance fool you. It’s Lychee wood roasted crispy chicken with black truffle! Umm yummz!
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Best BBQ pork i’ve ever had! So soft with nice honey scent – Jade dragon Prime cut Barbecue Iberico Pork Pluma ♡
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Ain’t a normal fried rice – Jade dragon Signature fried rice wit prawn, sakura shrimp, conpoy and roasted goose
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Tossed noodles with Prime Cut iberico Barbeque Pork, shrimp roe and spring onion
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♡♡♡BEST CREME BRULEE in the WORLD!!! – Chinese Almond Crème brûlée with Bird’s nest and Honey! The taste, the smell, the touch, the looks! ♡♡♡
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Mini ice cream – petit fours, but what should be discussed hear is the pot that it came in! The dry ice keeps it cool with white smoke coming out. Truly a piece of culinary art ♡
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Here you can see even clearer the smoke coming out of the dragon’s mouth! ROAR! ♨


☆ Most Magical Memorable Meal ☆
With the Chef Tam Kwok Fung in his Kitchen! Thank you so much for such a great dining experience! ☺

☞ Lua Azul

Location: Macau Tower

Website: https://www.macautower.com.mo/dining/lua-azul

Looking for Dimsum? Looking for fine dining setting? Looking for traditional Guangdong culinary? Look no further! Look for Lua Azul! Enjoy the numerous dimsum menu they offered, but better yet, the taste will make you smile like a crazy person! Or is that just me?

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Shredded jellyfish and chicken salad
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Not a complete dimsum meal without Ha-Gao!
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Highly recommended – Spring rolls with smoked salmon and shrimp in mustard sauce. YUMSSSSS !
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Somewhat like vegetarian shumai
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Can’t get enough of these Mango Pomelo Sago ♡
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TADAAA!!! Dimsum heaven!

☞ Leitaria I Son

 Location: Near Senado square

Need something cool? Or something hot? Not too much, not too little. Just to warm up or cool down. Here I highly recommend you steamed milk pudding with red beans! (Well im a big red beans lover) Everytime I go, the café is always packed! And I know exactly why! Go try yourself!

When you see this sign, you know you’re there!
The famous steamed milk pudding! Comes in both hot and cold! Your call!
Also egg Pudding!

☞ Patisserie at MGM (aka Pastry bar)

Location: MGM hotel, Macau peninsula

Website: http://www.mgmmacau.com/pastry-bar

“The only things more colorful than the décor are the fragrant whiffs of savory goodies.” Their quote didn’t do them justice. Not just the smell, but the taste! The looks! It’s a brillian work of art. You’ll feel very girly at this Pastry Bar being undecisive of which one to eat. A Truly Desserts heaven!

Can you feel dat? Dat magic power luring you in!
oopsy daisy!
Raspberry lover!
Oh caramel christmas treeee ~
Hot cocoa unlike any other place!!! Look at it!
Pulled pork sandwich worth the try!

  ☞ Prive French restaurant

Location: Sofitel Macau Ponte 16

Website: http://www.sofitelmacau.com/en/prive.html 

An Exceptional French fine dining experience, this small upscale boutique French restaurant has only 24 seats available with a gorgeous view of Macau. Each dish is well paired up with French wine. And don’t underestimate the small portion, I almost didn’t have enough belly space for desserts.! (Untrue, all girls always have extra space for desserts)

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Don’t be fooled by the looks! Yummiest soup ever!
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Caesar salad with William Fevre petit chablis – Burgundy, France
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Smoked seabass with Chartron la fleur blanc Bordeaux, France
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Pan fried french scallop with Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aine Parallel 45 – Cotes du rhon France
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Strawberries a la prive with Charles de fere Blanc de Blanc – Burgundy France
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French wine family photo
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Mini desserts :)))
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Cooking demonstration for each dish

☞ Robuchon Au Dome (3 michelin stars)

Location: Grand Lisboa hotel, Macau peninsula

Website: http://www.grandlisboahotel.com/dining-Robuchon_au_Dome-en

Exquisite experience! Feeling pampered at this gorgeous 3 michelin stars restaurant, situated at the dome of Grand Lisboa hotel that overlooks the Macau peninsula. Too bad the day I went was a little foggy though L When you enter this restaurant, you will feel like a royalty, from the excellent service, marvelous food; a truly mixture of art and culinary, spectacular interior design; the chandelier, the plates, the décor, the grand piano… urgh everything is a dream!

Crab meat served with white asparagus, panna cotta refreshed with tomatoes symphonies
Méli-mélo of smoked foei gras shavings and marinated potato with virgin olive oil
Shellfish bisque spiced with piment d’Espelette and shredded cod fish
Stewed maine lobster claw with sorrel and spring vegetable pearls on spelt risotto 🙂
Grilled sea bass fillet escorted with green peas puree and saffron juice with ginger fragrance
Yes! Desserts come in carts! So hard to choooose!
What i ended up with :p
A iil of this and a lil of that makes my belly very cheery
Wrap up with some lemon tea

Other yum yum in the tum tums. Below are some photos from cafes/restaurants worth mentioning!

Breakfast at Sofitel Macau Ponte 16
Seafood at Nga Tim Coloane
Keep smiling with this cute store at senado square
Love the mango froyo with mango bubbles!
Nothing beats chocolate like Godiva chocolate icecream! – Harborview hotel
Shabu at Xin restaurant – Sheraton Macau
Cantonese dinner at Venetian
Lychee drink in boiled papaya dessert from Cantonese restaurant – Venetian
Mango salmon roll is a must at Ginza restaurant – Sands cotai central
Have some salad at Hard rock cafe
Fried wonton is highly recommended at Wong Chi kei, Senado square
Chinese dinner at Portas do sol, Hotel lisboa
Easy and delicious meal at Chan Kuong Kei casa de Pasto
Dim sum at Longwa tea house
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Best known macau street food – curry fish balls at senado square

Other restaurants i’ve been to but didn’t get a chance to take photos, sorry! But undeniably worth mentioning are A lorcha, Fernando’s, and Miramar. Well hope you piglets have fun eating and enjoying all the food in Macau. Let me know what you think! Or recommend any that you think I should try! But for now…. Oink Oink!

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