Macau is a major Asian tourist hub with a great choice of dining options, ranging from cheap Chinese eateries and specialty Asian cafes, to international fast food outlets, European style cafes and Michelin-starred restaurants.
The city is famous for Macanese, Portuguese and Cantonese cuisines.
Macanese is a fusion of Chinese, Portuguese, African and Southeast Asian flavors. Seafood and spicy dishes feature heavily.
Portuguese is hearty, salty, straightforward fare that uses olive oil as a base.
Cantonese cooking uses fresh ingredients to create seasonal Chinese dishes.
Dim Sum – small, bite-size stuffed noodles, buns and wantons – is popular in Macau. Families and friends gather regularly on weekends to share a casual dim sum meal.
Macau has many specialty snacks and desserts, including almond cookies, meat jerky sheets, pork chop buns, Portuguese egg tarts, and serradura. Local sweet soup shops also sell stewed eggs, stewed milk pudding and seasonal treats like red bean paste.