10 Must Try Yummy Foods of Macau

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10 Must Try Yummy Foods of Macau Contact Us: +852 6534 4367 www.hongkongprivatetourguide.com

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When travelling food is often as much of a draw as historical and cultural sites. It is easy to travel in Macau. Most of the hotels provides free shuttle services. The city has a multitude of must try foods, some of which are considered cuisine. Portuguese Egg Tarts: The Portuguese egg tart is Macau’s most famous food. It consists of a flaky pastry shell, with a rich, sweet egg custard filling with a consistency similar to creme brulee. A caramelized top plays an integral role in the taste. It's best eaten warm. Everywhere from restaurants and hotels to street food vendors sell them. Among many good choices, Lord Stow’s and Grand Hyatt hotel rate highly with foodies.

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Pork Chop Bun: Another well-known Macau street snack, the pork chop bun is literally a seasoned pork chop on a bun. At Tai Lei Lok Kei in Taipa, the bone-in, incredibly tender and flavourful pork chop rests in a piggy bun, which has a crunchy exterior, soft centre and good chew. Simple but satisfying. Mashed Potatoes: However, the mashed potato side dish is beyond compare -- it takes skill to give greatness to something so simple. The dish is velvety and rich with a 2-to-1 ratio of potatoes to butter, and made with rate potatoes and French butter that's added cold. All of it is vigorously stirred and passed several times through a drum sieve to achieve an ultra-smooth texture.

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Egg Rolls: Egg rolls aren't confined to Macau, but they're hugely popular here. For a combination of a freshly made snack and local colour, it's hard to beat a tiny street stall with no name run by an eccentric local who hands out free samples. His are crispy, sweet and so feather light that it's easy to eat more than one. They're best when served hot off the griddle. Portuguese Seafood Rice: Portuguese seafood rice is the soupier cousin of its Spanish and Italian counterparts. The highlight is not the succulent mussels nor the giant prawns but the comforting soupy rice stewed with a bunch of other ingredients in the tomato seafood broth. Newly reopened restaurant Temptations treads the border carefully with its Portuguese seafood rice stewing it long enough that the flavourful seafood juice is locked into the rice without losing its distinctive texture. It's topped off with a spoonful of seasoned Portuguese olive oil, home-made by Joe Chan, the restaurant's Macanese executive chef.

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Serradura: Serradura translates from Portuguese as "Sawdust." That's not an appealing name for a dessert, but it is much loved -- served as a chilled pudding, in a semi freddo style, or as ice cream. A layered dessert of sweet biscuits, cream, condensed milk and vanilla. It is found on the dessert menu of many Portuguese or Macanese restaurants in Macau. It is also sold at bakeries and snack vendors. Prawn Tartar: Serving contemporary Spanish cuisine, Casa de Tapas opened in September, bringing new life to an old house with a charming terrace. A standout is the prawn tartar -- succulent, sweet prawns briefly marinated in lemon juice and combined with olive oil, which gives them a roundness in the mouth. There's nowhere to hide with the dish, the prawns have to be the very best and a deft hand is required to add seasoning that elevates the natural taste of the seafood.

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Almond Cookies and Sweet Pork Jerky: These two items are often sold by the same vendor, and are found everywhere. One the best known places to buy them is Koi Kee Bakery, with numerous branches. Its almond cookies are baked on the premises, and have a gritty texture and nutty flavour, made with mung bean flour. A slight saltiness prevents them from being too sweet. There's also a varied selection of dried meats, ranging from spicy beef to wild boar. Pork Lard: Casa dos Grelhados specializes in Portuguese and Filipino grilled foods, and attracts a mostly take-out clientele. It has a handful of seating options to enjoy dishes such as the grilled chicken sandwich, pork spare ribs and grilled Portuguese sausage. The dish with the most guilty-pleasure indulgence is described on the menu as Pork Lard. It has the taste of smoked, porky, thick-cut bacon grilled and tender with crispy fat, it's served with warm bread and a house-made chilli sauce.

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Summary: When travelling food is often as much of a draw as historical and cultural sites. It is easy to travel in Macau. Most of the hotels provides free shuttle services. The city has a multitude of must try foods, some of which are considered cuisine.

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