Macau - Dining
Macau restaurants serve a spicy blend of Portuguese, Chinese, Malay, Indian and African dishes. The choice should keep all palettes happy because not only can you can find a good dim sum and pork chop bun but there’s excellent Portuguese coffee (bica) and wine, Goanese chicken and fresh Chinese vegetables. Traditional Portuguese dishes to look out for include bacalhau (dry cod) and rich soups like caldo verdo or sopa a alentejena. Famed Macanese (Chinese/Portuguese) dishes include stir-fried curry crab and jagra de ovos (sweet egg tart).
Don’t miss the best Portuguese food in Macau at this restaurant beneath yellow arches and whitewashed walls. There’s pork-ear salad, bacalhau cakes, grilled king prawns and baked mince-beef potato pie.
Prices are on the high side but the atmosphere, Portuguese food and Fisherman’s Wharf location are worth it. Enjoy good wine and a range of bacalhau dishes.
Portuguese flags, wine and television give the cuisine away at this place near San Domingo’s. There are wholesome mains such as creamy codfish, spicy chicken and a delicious pork dish called secretos, superb deserts like chocolate mousse or creamy flan pudding and you can wash it down with Portuguese wine and bica.
If you want to get away from the centre head to Fernando’s at Colôane’s Hac Sa Beach. The Portuguese menu has chorizo, clams, crabs, mussels, codfish, feijoada, chargrilled chicken, pork ribs, suckling pig, beef, and salads. Everything is homegrown, home made or as close to home as possible.
Located right on Senado Square and well priced, it’s hard to beat Long Kei for Cantonese food. It’s not fancy but you can enjoy an array of good food from grilled pigeon or prawns to sweet and sour pork and roasted chicken.
Seng Cheong Restaurant
You can’t really go wrong picking from the numerous restaurants on the colonial promenade of Taipa Village but Seng Cheong is a hit for most. It has simple Chinese food like fried fish balls, deep fried squid, steamed eel and their specialty crab porridge.