This typical restaurant was introduced to me by my Macanese friend Fátima. In fact, this is a well known place among locals and where you can find Macanese people.
The menu is written in both official languages, Portuguese and Chinese. I am not sure, but I think it is also availabe in English.
About the food and the service, I have found them great.
Favorite Dish: Caril de peixe com arroz - Fish curry with rice.
This is another kind of canteen where you meet Macanese ambience and food made for locals. It is also close to Cantina da APOMAC, on the same street. The only no is the limited menu.
As I know, this space was sold and the restaurant closed its doors at the end of 2012. It is a pity!
Favorite Dish: I tryed Minchi, minced meat with fried potatoes served with plain rice.
I was introduced in this canteen by a Macanese friend who told me here I could meet the real Macanese ambience and food. In fact, it was a great place for me as I could talk to many interesting Macanese people. I found the food made for locals, not for tourists.
I liked the service and the ambience. This is a place I recommend for those who are looking for real Macanese ambience.
Favorite Dish: There were some options for the Prato do dia - Dish of the day. I was indecise between carne de porco bafassá - Roast pork meat with saffron and Raizes de lótus com carne de porco - Lotus roots with pork meat. At the end I elected Raizes de lótus com carne de porco, and I was not disappointed with this dish.
Prato do dia includes: soup, main course, dessert, coffee or tea. Non-Members pay 50 patacas.
I was looking for Macanese food, and I just went to one of the places where it is supposed to find this food.
I must say I liked very much the ambience and the service, but I didn't find the food genuine. Maybe I am wrong, but this restaurant is just for tourists. Food was a little tasty, but a small portion and I noted it was an adaption of traditional Macanese food.
I tryed Porco balichão, a kind of Pork meat made with a traditional Macanese sauce, and served with plain rice.
Favorite Dish: I was looking for Tacho, a kind of cooked mixed meats and vegetables with Chinese sausages, but it was not available at the moment.
On the3rd floor of Mercado de São Domingos - São Domingos Market you will find traditional Chinese food sold in stalls. Menu is only available in Chinese, but there are some pictures to help you choose. This is not the cheapest place to taste Chinese food, but you will find this food very tasty.
Early in the morning, at the corner of Rua da Palha - the street leading to Saint Paul ruins - there are, at least, two cheap street restaurants where you can try congee and dumplings.
Around the Sé - Cathedral there is a street going to Praça do Leal Senado crowded with cheap Chinese eateries. Just align and choose your stucks.
In this Café you can find a wide variety of pastries, namely the traditional Portuguese egg tart (Pastel de nata). There are many places sending this traditional Portuguese cake, but here it is not very sweet.
This cake was also exported to China, where is well appreciated.
Favorite Dish: Pastel de nata.
We ordered rice, stir-fried beef with ginger and spring onions, stir-fried long beans, tofu and vegetable soup. The food was not bad (hubby liked the beans!) and prices were reasonable, the bill came up to less than 200 MOP.
A cute cafe tucked away in a side street. It serves coffee, sandwiches, and above all the world-famous Portugese egg custard tarts. According to locals, this is the place to go for these yummy tarts.
Favorite Dish: Portugese egg tarts! Delicious egg custard in a flaky, melt-in-your-mouth crust. The top of the egg custard is slightly burned and carmelized. To die for.
The shop sells smooth Tau Fu Fah. The Tau Fu Fah is very smooth when put into mounth because its made by hand. The shop owner sells Tau Fu Fah more than 50 years. They not only serves hot and cold Tau Fu Fah, but also Tau Fu Sui which suitable to drink in the hot weather.
Pick up some freshly baked Portuguese egg tarts from one of the Lord Stow's bakeries which are dotted around Coloane Village & enjoy the steaming hot pastry as you walk by the seaside.
Favorite Dish: Freshly baked Portuguese egg tarts coz it's the best you can find.
Venetian Macau Resort Hotel offers a wide selection of sumptuous dishes in their food court. The price as expected in this high-end hotel is expensive. There are numerous stalls to choose from offering Chinese, Japanese, Italian & other cuisines.
Favorite Dish: Tempura. I just love Japanese food pure & simple.
Wong Chi Kei is a famous informal restaurant which sells springy Cantonese noodles made with long bamboo sticks. You can get the noodles dry, or with soup, and order a variety of side dishes to go with your noodles.
Favorite Dish: Springy Cantonese Noodles.
Small shop. Shark's fins is the specialty.
Favorite Dish: There are 2 types of shark's fins soup. One is clear soup and thick soup.
Clear soup in claypot with bigger shark's fin cost HKD75 , and thick soup in claypot consist shark's fin, sea cucumber, fish maw cost only HKD45. or HKD30 for thick soup shark's fin in bowl.
Located at the busy Senado Square. The place is full of local customers which is a good sign of great food and service I guess. It has English menu but the staff do not understand English at all. We got through ordering and paying via sign language and lots of smiles.
(prices circa 2005):
slice of beef in noodle soup - 18MOP
grilled porkchop rice - 24MOP
deep fried shrimp dumplings - 32MOP
note: Practice your chopstick skills! They don't have spoon and fork for guests and was very amused when we requested for one. Ended up with a teaspoon and lots of stare from guests and staff ;0)
Favorite Dish: Delicious fried dumplings and noodles
This is one of the few restaurants we came across with Al Fresco dining. It had a friendly atmosphere and seemed to be popular with local people which is always a good sign.
Dishes on the menu included bacalhau, baked duck rice, Portugese style fried rice, fish, curries, loads to choose from.