Now it’s time to take you all to a virtual culinary tour in Macao. Macau or Macao, do you know that now the official name is Macao? Although Macao is a popular travel destination, AnakJajan found out that many of you are clueless on where and what to eat in Macao, aside from sightseeing or casino, there are actually many delicious MUST TRY food that you can find in Macao.
To answer those questions, here you go, a complete list of tasty findings AnakJajan found from our recent trips. Hopefully it can help to satisfy your hungry tummies when you visit Macao.
Soon AnakJajan will share complete list of Macao Travel Guide as well, with complete list of recommended places to visit for your itinerary, but for now, let’s start with the food first because a holiday with empty tummy won’t be fun isn’t it?! 😀
In this post, AnakJajan are going to share various tasty food in Macao from street food, old-school restaurant, small food stalls, cafe, to hotel All-You-Can-Eat buffet.
NOTE: all of these recommendations below are gathered from our two last trips to Macao in 2017 and 2018, so please note that changes on the shop/ price may occur. For Halal/ Moslem friendly restaurant, check the list at the bottom of this blog post. Let’s start the virtual culinary tour!
下環街市熟食中心 Cooked Food Area at S. Lourenco Municipal Market Complex
Let’s start with a humble place with lots of options. On the second floor of traditional market building, there’s a food center filled with approximately around 30 stalls serving majority local classic food that are affordable.
During our visit, AnakJajan opted for Oxtail Macaroni Soup with Pork Chop 31MOP, it comes in huge portion and generous chunks of oxtail, the taste was enjoyable with tomato based soup and meat was tender. Then we also got Xiao Long Bao Dumplings 13MOP from dimsum stall which was tasteful.
Lord Stow’s Bakery Macao
Hands down to the BEST PORTUGUESE EGG TART by Lord Stow’s Bakery!!! Seriously a visit to Macao won’t be complete without having it, it’s so so good we wouldn’t mind visiting Macao just for these shiny golden goodness.
The buttery flaky tart shell, the milky eggy creamy filling with nice caramelization on the surface, everything was perfectly made and well-balanced. The hot freshly baked ones are the best, for different eating sensation, put it on the fridge for yummy cold version.
Tai Lei Loi Kei
Pork Chop Bun is one of the popular local food in Macao and one of the famous one you can find easily is Tai Lei Loi Kei. One of their outlets is located strategically near St. Paul Ruins, you can find them inside The Venetian too.
Simply go for their signature Pineapple Pork Bun, the pineapple bun or polo bun has this nice crumbly crust on top, then the pork chop was big juicy tasty and well marinated without any unpleasant smell.
Isaac Toast Macao
Isaac Toast is actually a toast specialty shop originated from Seoul, South Korea but since it’s SO SO GOOD and it has an outlet in Macao, why not giving it a visit?!
Me and Mr. Jajan have been craving for Isaac Toast forever and we couldn’t be more happier to know the fact that it’s available in Macao, without hesitation we put Isaac Toast in our itinerary and my oh my, their toast tasted just as good as we remembered.
The bread was perfectly toasted, uber buttery with generous juicy filling, irresistibly good! Their Bulgalbi MVP Toast MOP49 is a must order!
Nam Peng Cafe / 南屏雅敘
After a deep search on Google, AnakJajan found this gem called Nam Peng Cafe that happens to be the oldest cafe in Macao offering old-school Cha Chaan Teng or diner food.
With their old school diner-like decor, visiting Nam Ping feels like we’ve traveled back to the past, from the decor, the food display, the menu design, you’ll get a nice nostalgic feeling there.
On our visit, AnakJajan ordered a few of their signature items. The most outstanding dish would be their Nam Peng Sandwich with generous Omelette, Ham & Charsiu MOP25. AnakJajan also had Egg Tart, Iced Milk Tea, and Hot Milk Coffee which were classic and enjoyable.
Mandarin Oriental – Vida Rica Bar
In the mood for a fancy drink with fancy view? Head over to Vida Rica Bar in Mandarin Oriental for unique cocktail and beautiful view of Macao Tower.
One of the must order cocktail is called Legend of Kremelin MOP98 and the presentation is ON POINT!! Beautifully served on book-like box and “perfume” spray filled with liquor.
Xin 鮮 – Cotai Central
All You Can Eat (AYCE) restaurant always excites our tummies. If you love AYCE and Hotpot, you gotta give Xin a visit.
The Chinese Hot Pot restaurant features vast array of fresh seafood, meat, vegetables, as well as cooked dishes and dessert. In terms of taste, it was super satisfying and filling, price might be more on the high side MOP258 lunch or MOP398 dinner/ person, but considering the premium ingredients, it’s totally worth trying.
榮暉咖啡美食 Wing Fei
Offering local comfort food, AnakJajan randomly stumbled upon this restaurant when we decided to skip hotel breakfast to try local food.
We decided to give the old-school restaurant a try since they serve dimsum in the morning. We over ordered and got 9 items in total. The seasoning was kinda clean but fresh and meaty, personally it wasn’t the best for us but enjoyable enough especially the siumay & water chestnut cake.
360 Café – Macao Tower
Scrumptious All-You-Can-Eat buffet meal with beautiful city view from above. 360 Café is a revolving restaurant and it rotates fully every one-and-half-hour.
Personally the food was enjoyable, but of course the best part is the view, you’ll get a 360 degree of city view just by sitting and eating the food. The price for lunch is 278MOP adult/ 228MOP children, and for dinner is 500MOP adult/ 400MOP children with Complimentary Seafood Platter.
Le Chinois – Sofitel Hotel
The trendy looking Cantonese restaurant in Sofitel offers All-You-Can-Eat on dinner time for 288MOP adult/ 188MOP children where we can order freshly cooked Cantonese style seafood dishes from appetizer, soup, mains, rice, noodle and dessert.
Seafood was fresh, the seasoning was well-balanced, it makes a great dinner option for family.
文藝門 A Porta Da Arte
For good coffee and nice cozy vibes, give 文藝門 A Porta Da Arte a visit. The coffee was legit good, but the best part would be the store, you’ll get a nice nostalgic vibes since it’s situated in previously old textile shop if I’m not mistaken.
醒餐廳酒廊 Beer Temple Restaurant & Lounge
Beer Temple is one of the new and hip place to go for good food and drinks. As the name suggests, you can find hundreds of beer option there.
As for the food, expect to find one-of-a-kind modern fusion dishes. One of their signature menu that instantly caught our eyes was their Salted Egg Pizza, the pizza dough was nicely made with thin crust, then the salted egg was savory creamy buttery complemented nicely by creamy mozzarella cheese and tangy fresh cherry tomatoes.
食飽里 Furu Furu
食飽里 Furu Furu is managed by the same group as Beer Temple, therefore you can see some similarity of their menu. The newly opened hip place offers modern fusion dishes with unique twist, some of their food are very interesting and different, in a good way. One of the memorable menu would be their Tempura Fish served with jellied fresh greens, presentation wise was unique followed by interesting but enjoyable taste.
海灣咖啡屋 Cafe Litoral
If we have to recommend only one restaurant in Macao, Cafe Litoral would be the one you simply MUST VISIT!! Specializes in Macanese Cuisine, we can say that the food there is a beautiful marriage between Western and Eastern cuisines.
The restaurant has a nice homey vibes, their African Chicken 210MOP and Clam dishes are must order.
Rossio – MGM Hotel
Ok, last Hotel All-You-Can-Eat Buffet recommendation, Rossio in MGM Hotel offering delectable fresh seafood buffet, yes you read it right, unlimited of fresh Lobster, Crab, Shrimp, Sushi, as well as other dishes like grilled Mediterranean specialties.
Their AYCE Lobster was no doubt the main highlight there, it’s fresh, huge and tasty! On the hotel lobby, there’s a huge tank of aquarium, make sure to give it a visit.
觀海軒 Kwun Hoi Heen – Grand Coloane Resort
If you happen to be in Coloane area, Kwun Hoi Heen a visit for legit good Chinese cuisine. Their dimsum simply was the most delicious dimsum we’ve ever had in Macau! Everything was nicely executed, the dimsum were juicy, fresh and beautifully seasoned.
Tapas de Portugal
As the name suggests, this restaurant offers Portuguese style tapas. The taste simply brings back our good memories in Spain, great food plus nice homey Portuguese style decor.
澳門長洲糯米糍 Mochi Macau – Old Taipa Village
Lots of love for these freshly made mochi filled with fresh fruit, the mochi was uber soft and not overly sweet. Our favorite would be their Mango & Durian Mochi 15MOP/pc.
Halal/ Moslem Friendly Restaurant
As requested, here are the list of Halal or Moslem Friendly restaurants in Macao:
Golden Peacock (with HALAL cert/Indian)
Location: The Venetian Macao
(near to South Lobby)
Address: Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca Casino, Level1, Shop 1037
Tel: +853 8118 9696
Time: 11:00am – 03:00pm (Lunch)
06:00pm – 11:00pm (Dinner)
Taste of India (with HALAL cert/Indian)
Location: Opposite Ascott Hotel Address: Avenida Sir Anders Ljungstedt No.22AD, Vista Magnifica Court Tel:+853 2872 8413
Time: 12:00pm – 03:00pm (Lunch)
06:00pm – 11:00pm (Dinner)
Loulan Islam Restaurant (with HALAL cert/Xinjiang)
Location: Intersection of Avenida Almeida and Rua Cinco de Outubro
Address: Rua do Teatro, second shop
Tel: +853 2853 0264
Time: 11:00am – 02:00am
Dong Lai Shun Muslim Restaurant (Beijing)
Location: Behind L’Arc Hotel
Address: G/F, Kuong Fai Medical and Rehabilitation Centre, 484 R. Cidade de Coimbra, Alameda Dutor Carlos d’Assumpção
Tel: +853 2875 5705
Indian Spice (Indian)
Location: Opposite shop-lot of the Kun Iam Statue at Peninsula Macao
Address, 39, Alameda Dr. Carlos D’Assumpcau, Vista Magnifica Court BG/RC
Tel: +853 2872 2784
Indian Spice Express (opened by Indian Spice/Indian)
Location: Food Court of The Venetian Macao The Venetian Macao Resort, Shop 2513
Tel: +853 2886 6894
Indian Garden (Indian)
Nova Taipa Garden, Flores, Shop 18, G/F, Bloco 27, Rua de Seng Tou
Tel: +853 2883 7088
Loly Indonesian Food (Indonesian)
Location: Rua da Erva No. 40, Loja A, R/C E S/Loja
Tel:+ 853 2855 7318
Time: 11:00am – 10:00pm (Tuesday – Sunday)
Location: Grand Coloane Resort, 1918 Estrada de Hac Sa
Tel: +853 8899 1020
Time: 07:00am – 12:00am
Of course other than the list above, there are still many delicious places AnakJajan have not explored yet. Will definitely update the list next time if we have the chance to visit Macao again, meanwhile if you have any great recommendation, don’t hesitate to share it on the comment section below. Next post will be Macao Travel Guide – Recommended Places to Visit, stay tuned!
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