Best Dishes and Snacks from Macau You Need to Try on Your Next Visit
February 08, 2023
Macau is a vibrant and exciting destination that boasts a unique blend of Chinese and Portuguese culture. From its delicious cuisine to its iconic landmarks, Macau has something to offer everyone.
From traditional Chinese dishes to Portuguese-style snacks, you’ll find something to tantalise your taste buds no matter what your preference. So read on our guide for the best dishes and snacks to munch on for your next visit to the leisure capital of Asia and get ready to sample some of the best food Macau has to offer!
Pork Chop Bun
This popular street food has a deep history in the Chinese territory, made with a deep-fried pork chop served wedged in a steamed bun. The pork chop is usually marinated in a sweet and savoury sauce. The bun is served either on its own, purchased at a street stall, or shared as one of the dishes in a dim sum spread.
This classic Macanese dish is made with a unique blend of spices and fresh crab meat that teases your tongue with an explosion of umami. The dish is served with a side of steamed white rice and is often accompanied by a side of vegetables.
Despite its name, African chicken is a local dish to Macau and not Africa, created by a local chef in the city decades ago using a unique blend of Chinese, Portuguese, Asian, and African spices. It’s a traditional dish enjoyed by many locals in the city and served alongside steaming white rice to enjoy with the rich broth.
Macanese Steamed Fish
This traditional dish takes hold of Macau’s historic fishing village and trade history, and is a true staple of Macau’s cuisine, enjoyed by locals for centuries. It’s a simple yet flavourful dish made with fish, garlic, ginger, and various spices.
Macanese pork jerky is made with strips of pork marinated in a sweet and savoury sauce, and then dried, for eating as a pick me up snack if you’re hungry on the streets of Coloane, or an appetiser at a meal, and is best enjoyed with a cold beer.
These sweet treats are an iconic Macanese dessert. They’re made with almond flour, sugar, and eggs, and are often served with a cup of tea. Take note of the stamped decoration on each almond cookie, as each store marks their cookies differently with their own signature patterns.
Portuguese Egg Tart
The most famous of Macanese snacks, and arguably across the world, this classic pastry is made with a flaky crust filled with a sweet egg custard. The egg tarts are usually served warm and are best enjoyed with a cup of hot tea.
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