Some say Hong Kong is a foodie’s paradise but Macao would fare just as well if you know where to look at. At just 30.4square kilometres Macao isn’t a very large destination but every city has its own mouth watering eats and here are some delightful treats that you might hear before or if you haven’t, probably just check out during your visit to Macao.
Lord Stow’s Garden Cafe
Located in Coloane, Lord Stow’s Garden Cafe is a quaint cafe of Lord Stow Bakery, the shop where it is widely believed that the famous Macao’s Portuguese Egg Tarts originates from.
You can have breakfast here. Get a plate of Lord Stow’s signature egg tarts (because one is not enough) as well as other all day breakfast items like bagels, sandwich and craft burgers.
Lord Stow’s Garden Café
Address: G/F C Houston Court 21 Largo do Matadouro, Coloane Village, Macao
Tel: +853 2888 1851
If you ain’t having a feel for cafes, don’t fret! Just like its neighbour, wander through the old streets of Macao and you’ll find plenty of 茶餐厅. Being Singaporeans, we found one that was packed and found ourselves treated to an array of Pineapple buns, wanton noodles and milk tea.
Tai Lei Loi Kei
The one must try dishes when is Macao would definitely be Pork Chop buns. If you ask around, the one that locals recommend will be Tai Lei Loi Kei. Established in 1968, this almost 5 decades old 茶餐厅 has been serving up chewy and irresistible versions of pork chop buns to its diners.
We had the original, sandwich and bo luo version and my favourite has got to be the original. Sweet chewy bread with a big slice of pork chop, clamped in the middle.
Tai Lei Loi Kei
Address: 18, Largo Governador Tamagnnini Barbosa | Taipa Village, Macao, China
Imperial Court @ MGM Macao Hotel
Feel like indulging and splurging on a Cantonese meal? Imperial Court in MGM Macao delights diners with a menu where old meets new. You get exquisite Cantonese dishes as well as dim sum to choose from. Imperial Court’s interiors are elegant with a great service crew.
If you have the bucks, they have a private dining room for you to dine away from the crowd.
Imperial Court at MGM Macao
Address: MGM MACAU Avenida Dr. Sun Yat Sen, NAPE, Macao
Contact No.: (853) 8802 8888
The Lounge @ JW Marriott
Wandering through the streets of Macao must be tiring. One of the better places to chill and grab a cocktail or two would be The Lounge at JW Marriott.
Although situated at the ground floor, The Lounge is right at the back of the lobby, behind this grand marble staircase which gives the Lounge a very private and cosy feel.
The Lounge @ JW Marriott
Tealosphy Tea Bar (汴京茶寮)
So I was told that Tea Rooms are the trending sensation in Macao. The latest to Macao’s collection would be, Tealosphy located at Sam Long.
Get acquainted to different types of tea – from hojicha, genmaicha to matcha tea. Even past dinner time, you see patrons walking in try savour the individually brewed teas.
Besides tea, Tealosphy also offers their home made matcha ice cream. Icy and thick, it may not be well liked by many but I thought it was one of the better matcha renditions I’ve had so far.
Tealosphy Tea Bar ( 汴京茶寮 )
Address: MacauRua da Barca65號Edificio Son Kuan
Contact No.: +853 2855 7002
What better way to end your day at one of Macao’s premium roof top bar, SKY21. Known for its bar, lounge and deck, you can practically spend the entire evening here in SKY21.
Dine at SKY 21’s Restaurant which is recommended for its fusion Asian cuisine before proceeding a level up to chill in its Bar.
If you’re something of a night fanatic, enjoy the view of southern Macao and the gushing breeze out on the deck.
Address: Aia Tower, Av. Comercial de Macau, Macau
Contact No.: +853 2822 2122
So that's all folks! Hope you like my mini guide to places we visited in Macao. Do dm me on @shauneeie or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
This post was written in collaboration with Macao Government Tourism Office and MGM Macao.