Many of you have asked me for a list of must eat places in Macau. So when I found out that my friend, Tevis, will be visiting soon as part of his journey around Asia, I decided that this was the perfect time to post this.
In recent years, Macau has definitely made its mark in the culinary world. As home to 16 Michelin starred restaurants, this eclectic city will definitely put you into a satisfying food coma throughout your trip and beyond.
So how can you decide which restaurants to try? Well… I’m about to complicate your decision making process. (Sorry..not sorry. Haha) My top picks are not Michelin awarded restaurants. They are well-known eateries adored by locals for decades! My father, who grew up in Macau, attempts to hit all of them every time he goes back for a visit.
These are the best places to eat because not only will you be served some of the most delicious dishes, you will also be taken on a journey to experience Macau’s culture and history.
BEST PLACE IN MACAU – EAT HERE OR BE JUDGED
Lai Kei Sorvetes
Location: 12 Av. do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida, Macau
My Favorite: Taro Ice Cream Sandwich and pretty much everything else
Ok, I might be extremely biased on this one. But this place is truly a gem. There’s a reason why it’s been one of the most popular eateries in Macau for so many decades!
THE 2 EATERIES THAT PUT THE HAPPIEST GRIN ON MY FATHER’S FACE
One of my most vivid memories of Macau is when I saw the look at my father’s face when he’s eating at this childhood favs. And then I have to spend the whole time listening to the same stories over and over again.
Sam Yuen Congee Shop (三元粥品專家)
Location: 44 R. da Caldeira, Macau (Across from Ole Tai Sam Un Hotel)
My Favorite: Pork Meatball Congee and Fried Donut
Fat Siu Lau Restaurante
Location: 64 Rua da Felicidade, Macau
My Favorites: Fried Bacalhau Fish Balls (My Absolute Favorite Dish), Baked Pork Chop Over Rice, African Chicken
THE 2 EATERIES YOU SHOULD NEVER LEAVE WITHOUT TRYING
Lord Stow Bakery (Original Location)
Location: 1 Rua da Tassara, Coloane
My Favorite: Portuguese Egg Tart
Tip: Order at least 2 per person because it will not be enough. You’ll want more. Also, there’s a Lord Stow’s Garden Cafe across the street if you prefer sitting down.
Location: 9 Praia de Hac Sa, Macau
My Favorite: Roasted Suckling Pig
OTHER TOP PICKS THAT YOU SHOULD TRY
Seng Cheong Restaurant
Location: 30 Rua do Cunha, Macau
My Favorite: Crab Congee
Koi Kei Bakery
Location: 13 Rua do Cunha, Macau
My Favorite: Pork Jerky (Any type!)
Gelatina Mok Yi Kei
Location: 9 Rua do Cunha, Macau
My Favorite: Durian Ice Cream (JUST TRY IT! Get pass the smell and you’ll be in heaven!)
Tai Lei Loi Kei
Location: 18 Largo Governador Tamagnini Barbosa, Macau
My Favorite: Pork Chop Bun
Tip: Go early. There’s usually a line and once the buns are sold out, they’re done.
Hang Guan Restaurant
Location: 310 Rua do Campo, Macau
My Favorite: Shrimp Roe Wonton Noodles
Yee Shun Dairy Company
Location: GF, 381 Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, Macau, China
My Favorite: Ginger Milk Curd (Hot or Cold)
There you go. This is must eat list for Macau. Don’t get me wrong, I love going to Michelin starred restaurants. But there’s something about these eateries that warms my heart at every bite. I hope it will have the same effect on you. ENJOY!
Did I miss any of your must eat places in Macau? If so, please leave me a comment because I WILL want to try it next time I’m there. 🙂