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PLATÃO [Macau Peninsular]
Address: Tra De S. DOMINGOS No.3, r/c 'B', edf. Jardim Lok Va
Recommended: Bacalhau, grilled lamb, duck rice
The restaurant is not open on Monday.
Clube Militar de Macau [Macau Peninsular]
This Euro-style building was originally a Portuguese military officers' club and is now open to members of the public following repatriation of the troops. It is very popular with western diners.
Address: 975 Avenida Da Prais Grande
Recommended: antipasto (Portuguese sausage, ham, vegetable), African Chicken, Stewed Pork, Bacalhau
Alorcha [Macau Peninsular]
Address: 289 Rua Do Almirante Sergio, close to A-Ma Temple
Recommended: Paella, the Portuguese Seafood Rice and Clams Stir-fried with Garlic these each have earned this restaurant a great reputation. For the sweets, try Serradura.
SOLMAR [Macau Peninsular]
It is the oldest Portuguese restaurant in the city and the best place to taste the authentic African Chicken, cooked by Chef Yang, who has established his recipe for African Chicken as a special Macau culinary delight.
Address:Rua Da Praia Grande No. 8-10, r/c e s/loja
Recommended: African Chicken (authentic)
O Santos [Taipa Island]
This restaurant features popular homely Portuguese dishes.
Address: 20, Rua de Cunha
Recommended: Bacalhau, Pawns Fried with Garlic and a special vegetable salad
COZINHA PINÓCCHIO [Macau Peninsular]
A well-known century-old Portuguese restaurant
Address: 4 Rua Do Sol
Recommended: Bacalhau, Pawns Fried with Garlic
Located in the entertainment center of Macau Tower, this restaurant offers both authentic Portuguese cuisine and Cantonese dishes. Both the food and river view are fantastic.
Address: Novos Aterros Da Baia Da Praia Grande Lote 1, zona D, Centro de Diversões da Torre de Macau, r/c, (L1)
Recommended: Bacalhau served with salad and rice, African Chicken
The excellence of the Dim Sum in Macau is particularly well-known in South China. There is a full range of Dim Sum choices for either teatime, buying as gifts or as a choice when dining in the city. Pastéis de Nata (egg tarts), these are a Portuguese-style egg tart that actually originated from Coloane here in Macau. The delicious custard tart has become a featured snack of the city, just like the Roast Duck of Beijing. Margaret's Café & Nata and Lord Stow's Café, to be found on the Macau Peninsular and Taipa Island respectively are the two best places to buy these tarts. Tourists often buy some as gifts for friends and families.
The Macanese have the habit of spending teatime in cafes to enjoy the pastries. They call it Yum Cha (tea drinking). All kinds of dim sum ranging from almond cake, chicken cakes, cashew cookies, sesame crackers, egg and cheese rolls are served in the many Portuguese café in the area surrounding the main square, Largo do Senado. In the area close to Rua de Cunha at the south end of Taipa Island, there are also many dim sum bakeries. The almond cake of Choi Heong Yuen and Koi Kei are favorites among many foreigners. Most pastry shops open from the early morning to the noon when people queue in a long line. For the Senado Square, you can take and Buses TCM 11, 21, 21A and 22 or TRANSMAC 28A, 33 and 34 reach the Rua de Cunha at the south end of Taipa Island.
Serradura, a dessert made of crème, cracker crumbs covered with soft egg white. It is served with fruits and different flavors of chocolate, coffee, mango or sweets are added to create a rich savor. It is a popular dessert in most restaurants. The best place to try it is Serradura (the restaurant) on Av. Coronel Mesquita, No.15 r/c, Edf. Tin Fok. Pork Chop Sandwich is deep-fried pork tenderloin served on a bun. It is popular throughout the Macau and Hong Kong regions. Cafe Tai Lei Loi Kei in Taipa sells the best from 15:00 to 17:00.
In addition, the jerky, from Heong Kei, a 25-year old specialty shop selling roasted meat slices is also recommended.
Places to find snacks
Margaret's Café and Nata [Macau Peninsular]
One of the best egg tart bakeries in the city
Address: Edif. Kam Loi, Nam Van area
Lord Stow's Bakery
A branch of Margaret's Café and Nata on the outlying island of Coloane
Address: Tassara 1, Coloane
Address One: Av. Coronel Mesquita, No. 15 r/c, Edf. Tin Fok, Macau
Address Two: Rua do Regedor s/n, AA Chun Fok Village C.C. r/c, Taipa
Cafe Tai Lei Loi Kei
The opening hours are from 6:30 to 18:00 and the famous Pork Chop Sandwiches are available from 15:00～17:00 at 10 MOP$
Choi Heong Yuen Bakery
The best place to buy the almond cakes for gifts and good for dining
Address: 1 Travessa do Matadouro, Macau
Address: 14 Rua do Cunha
Recommended: chicken cakes,
The bakery is not open on Tuesday.
One of the best in Macau
Address: 11 Travessa do Auto Novo in the downtown
Recommended: almond cakes, ginger flavored candy, peanut candy, egg rolls
Address: 3rd floor in the New Yaohan Department Store
Casa de Bolas Man Kei
Address: 23-24 Rua do Cunha, G/F., Taipa
A ten-year old shop that sells a variety of fruit and vegetable juices
Address: 13 Rua da Palha
It is the first specialty shop that sells jerky, pork and other meat slices. It's also a popular choice for gifts.
Address: 6 Travessa do Auto Novo
Chinese/Southeast Asian Cuisine
With a dominant Chinese population, it goes with out saying that Macau has numerous Chinese restaurants offering delicious Cantonese cuisine. Chinese restaurants housed in luxury hotels offer a variety of menu choices catering for all tastes. Even an ordinary dai pai dong (street-side stand) will often bring diners some surprisingly enjoyable experiences.
The Three Cornucopias area close to the Avenida de Horta e Costa is a center inhabited by Chinese from overseas, such as the Southeast Asian countries of Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia as well as India and Vietnam. All kinds of gourmet cuisines have been brought from these countries and this area has become the home of delicious Southeast Asian food. Bus Nos 5, 6, 7, 8A, 9, 18 and 28 reach this area.
Sopa de Fitas Bou Kei
Another Burmese food stall that sells fish soup noodles and spring rolls
Address: Between Rua de Restauração & Travessa de Martinho Montenegro
It is one of the best noodle restaurants operated by Burmese Chinese. The special cooked fish soup adds savory flavor to the noodles.
Address: 6 C, Rua de Manuel de Arriaga
Joey Thai Restaurant
The Rua de Abreu Nunes, the place where the restaurant is located is called 'Thai Street' by Macanese. The savory stir-fried fish cooked in authentic Thai style is the featured dish of the restaurant.