Why Macau Deserves to be a Unesco City of Gastronomy?
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Macau is the Great Unesco City of Gastronomy that You Need to Eat At

Macau is the Great Unesco City of Gastronomy that You Need to Eat at 2

Are you a foodie looking for a new culinary adventure in Asia? Look no further than Macau, the city boasting one of the strongest local and international food scenes in the region. In 2017, Macau was recognised as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, solidifying its reputation as a food lover's paradise.

And the excitement doesn't stop there. Macau took centre stage in April 2023, hosting the 15th edition of the Michelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau, showcasing the city's top-notch culinary scene.

In fact, the latest Michelin Guide has just added six new Bib Gourmand food establishments in Hong Kong, further cementing the region's position as a foodie destination.

Where else can you find a blend of Chinese and Portuguese cuisine, resulting in unique and flavorful dishes? Macau's famous pork chop bun, egg tarts, and Portuguese-style seafood are just some must-try dishes that will leave your taste buds dancing.

Macau is the Great Unesco City of Gastronomy that You Need to Eat at

Macau's representation of East-meets-West cultural heritage is embodied by Macanese cuisine, assisted strongly by the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) offering consistent promotion of the ever-present gastronomic elements. 

But Macau isn't just about traditional cuisine. The city is also home to many innovative and trendy restaurants in the neighbourhoods of Macau, Taipa, Coloane and Cotai, each offering a fusion of flavors and creative presentations. From rooftop bars to street-side cafes, Macau's dining options cater to all tastes and budgets.

Beyond the food, Macau's rich cultural heritage and stunning architecture make it a must-visit destination for any traveller. Whether you're wandering through the winding streets of the historic centre, admiring the city's skyline from the Macau Tower, or trying your luck at one of the many casinos, there's something for everyone in Macau.

With Macau soon to host over two dozen delegation trips from the Unesco Cities of Gastronomy culinary body, and a stamp of approval from the official Michelin Guide, you can be sure that you won't be disappointed eating in Macau.

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