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.
The Golden Peacock
The Golden Peacock invites you to a wonderful dinner experience with Indian flavours. They have great service with attentive staff and they have plenty of vegetarian options.
IFT Educational Restaurant
IFT Educational Restaurant has a good reputation with locals and tourists alike and will not disappoint you. This is a culinary trainee school but you could almost think it is a top restaurant, the menu is excellent and so is the service.
At The Eight you can book a private room and pre-arrange you menu which is perfect for special occasions. This is one of the best places to have dumplings, and make sure that you pre-book you table to be guaranteed a place.
Morton's, The Steakhouse
Morton's, The Steakhouse is located only 5 minute from the Taipa Ferry Terminal. Even thou prices may be a bit on the high side, it is worth it as they serve the meat to perfection and have an extensive wine list to choose from.
Zi Yat Heen
Zi Yat Heen is located in the Four Season hotel. The barbecue pork with crispy pork skin comes highly recommended and will definitely not disappoint. They hold 2 Michelin starts and is a great option for both lunch and dinner.
The Tasting Room
Not only does this restaurant have a great atmosphere but the food is beautifully served. Make sure to leave room for desserts as this is the restaurant signature dishes.
A Petisqueira is an excellent Portuguese restaurant. You need to have a sea food dish once you are here, they are simply amazing! Top it all off with the rich chocolate mousse.
Tou Tou Koi
Tou Tou Koi serves typical Cantonese dishes and their pork-chop noodles and burger comes highly recommended. Have a cup of cuppa milk tea with your meal and you will leave well satisfied.
For a lovely Italian meal, visit Portofino which is located in The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel. The prices are a bit higher but the menu is great and you can come here for breakfast, lunch and dinner.