Having been to Macau three times, Macau’s food never cease to surprise us. We are also very lucky to have our glutton best friends who stay and work here. As they said, always trust a local to bring you to the best eating spots. True enough that they always pamper us with so much of good food over a span of about two to three days. Here’s our pick for Best Macau Food List!
#1 Lord Stow’s Bakery 安德魯餅店
Coloane (路環) is located at the southern part of Macau. It is joined by the Cotai Strip to form one huge island. We also like how this place is so different from the crowded and busy Macau Peninsula. Visitors come here to visit beaches such as Cheoc Van and Hac Sa and to feast on Portuguese cuisine.
You have not visited Macau until you tried Lord’s Stow Bakery’s portuguese egg tart. Lord Stow is Macau’s institution since it opened its first outlet in 1989. Consider yourself lucky when you get your hands on some fresh out of the oven egg tarts, with the custard still bubbling hot. The pastry of the tarts is made to perfection – so flakey and buttery. With a spotty caramelised top, the custard egg filling is soft and creamy but not too sweet. Perfect!
Each tart costs MOP8 and it’s good to take away a box of 6 at MOP48. Lord’s Stow Bakery is also famous for its cheesecakes, egg white cakes and brandy fruits cake. Lord’s Stow perfect portuguese egg tart can also be purchased from its branch in The Venetian.
安德魯餅店 Lord Stow’s Bakery
1 Rua Da Tassara | Coloane Town Square, Macau, China
路環市區市中心撻沙街 1 號地下
Tel: (853) 2888 2534
Operating Hours: 07:00-22:00 daily
Branch: Shop 2119A, 3/F, The Grand Canal Shoppes, The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Estrada do Istmo, Coloane-Taipa
#2 Oja Sopa De Fita Cheung Kei 祥記麵家
Cheong Kei is a family owned business that is so well known for its old-world charm and outstanding hand-made wantan noodles. If you are here, remember to order the fish skin, had zi lo keen and deep fried mace balls. Cheong Kei’s fish skin flavored with ginger, shallots and soya sauce, is crunchy like softened cartilage.
Har Zi Lo Meen 蝦籽撈麵. Har Zi is actually processed prawn roe which offers an intense explosion of flavor when eaten. Tossed together with Cheung Kei’s springy hand made wantan noodles, it brings a little taste of heaven in every bite! Their deep fried mace balls are springy and flavorful too!
Oja Sopa De Fita Cheung Kei 祥記麵家
68 (Gr. Floor), Rua Da Felicidade, Macau
Tel: (853) 2857 4310
Operating Hours: 12:00-00:30 daily
#3 Keong Kei’s Mutton Hotpot 強記秘製羊腩煲
Every year from September till April, a long queue is often spotted outside this small little stall. Remember to be here since 530 pm as there are only 4 large tables and 2 small tables and the queue is always so long! We ordered a big mutton belly pot (MOP 110), extra orders of beancurd, yam slices and turnips to be shared amongst the four of us. The al fresco environment + charcoal fired hot pot is an unique experience and this eatery deserves a post on its own! Read our full review HERE.
#4 Leitaria I Son (義順牛奶公司)
Leitaria I Son (義順牛奶公司) needs no further introduction. It is a humble little establishment well known for its milk based puddings and desserts. Remember to try the Ginger Milk Pudding (MOP 16) and “Xiong Pei Tan Nai” (Double Skin Steamed Milk Pudding) – extremely smooth and silky and the taste of milk is so creamy and fresh.
Leitaria I Son (義順牛奶公司)
No. 7, Largo Senado (they also have branches in other parts of the city, i.e. Jordon, Mongkok, Yaumatei, Macau, etc)
Tel: (853) 28573638
Operating Hours: 0930 – 2300 daily
#5 Poon Weng Kee Cookies 潘榮記減蛋金錢餅
Instead of pushing through the crowd just to grab a bag or two of those mass produced cookies, remember to look for 潘榮記減蛋金錢餅 (Poon Weng Kee Cookies). Using only egg yolk, flour, sugar and butter, every cookies is painstakingly made by hand. First, Mr. Poon will roll the dough into ball shapes and pressed it against an aluminum surface to form a crisp thin layer. He insisted on using charcoal as a cooking fuel for more than two decades. In fact, Poon’s crunchy wreath-shaped cookies were really aromatic and addictive.
Poon Weng Kee Cookies 潘榮記減蛋金錢餅
Tel: (853) 2833 5127
Operating Hours: 1300 – 1800 daily
#6 Cafe e Nata Margaret’s 瑪嘉烈蛋撻店
If you are only traveling around Macau Island, Cafe e Nata Margaret’s Portuguese Tarts are your best bets Lord Stow Bakery‘s portuguese tarts fare better but it is located at the faraway Coloane. At least we feel contended with Margaret Cafe’s delicious lil’ tarts.
Cafe e Nata Margaret’s 瑪嘉烈蛋撻店
17B, Goldlion building, Rua do Comandante Mata e Oliveira, Macau, China
Tel: (853) 2871 0032
Operating Hours: 0930 – 2300 daily, close on Wednesdays
#7 Dip Kei Curry Noodles 叠記咖喱美食
We stumbled upon this restaurant by chance. I remembered seeing some Hong Kong blogger’s review on Dip Kei and the name kind of stuck on my head. We ordered a curry beef brisket noodles and a bowl of sui kows (Chinese dumplings). The restaurant owner told us that their curry is really spicy and we should go for clear soup with a side of curry sauce. Truth to be told., the curry has got kick and it tastes really different from South East Asian’s curry. The beef brisket is so tender and so soft, making it an easy task for us to lick the bowl clean.
Dip Kei Curry Noodles 叠記咖喱美食
Tel: (853) 2882 2409
Operating Hours: 1200 – 0230 daily
Google map location click here
#8 Lai Kei Ice Cream 禮記雪糕
If you want to recall the good times in the past, do drop by Lai Kei Ice Cream. This ice-cream shop has been opening for more than four decades. One of the unique dessert is their ice-cream sandwich which they mixed three different flavour of ice-cream into one. Do try that!
Lai Kei Ice Cream 禮記雪糕
12 Av. do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida, Macau
Tel: +853 2837 5781
Operating Hours: 1200 to 1900 daily
#9 Hing Yi Waffle Stall 興二夾餅小食店
Near to Ruin’s of St. Paul, along Patio das Flores Alley, there is a famous waffle and eggettes (gai dan zai) stall. My friend is a big fan of their waffle and told me that I must try it! I was thinking how good can a waffle be but boy I was wrong! The waffles, being made on the spot was so warm and moist with cripy edges. The stall owner drizzle it with a generous amount of fattening and evil condensed milk and peanut butter sauces. So delicious!
Hing Yi Waffle Stall 興二夾餅小食店
Patio das Flores Alley, Macau
Operating Hours: 0900 – 1800 daily
Another Branch at 新馬路白馬行國華戲院商場地下
#10 Estab De Comidas Ngao Keo Ka Lei Chon 牛記咖喱美食
Ngao Kei is a Michelin recommended restaurant. This small little restaurant’s facade is unassuming looking but there are many regulars going in an out of this restaurant. They are most famous for their crab roe noodles and crab congee but we also ordered their spicy beef brisket curry with noodles and pork chop buns. The crab roe noodles 蟹黃撈麵 ($31) was really rich and creamy as there were a lot of crab roes as toppings.
Estab De Comidas Ngao Keo Ka Lei Chon 牛記咖喱美食
G/F, 1 Rua de Cinco de Outubro Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro
Tel: (853) 2895 6129
Operating Hours: 0800 – 0200 daily
#11 Nam Peng Cafe 南屏雅敘
If you are a fan of Australia Dairy Co’s in Hong Kong, you will love Nam Peng Cafe. It is an old-style cha chang teng that is still very popular among locals. Their sandwiches with egg and char siew are famous – so thick and so luscious with a generous amount of char siew. Remember to try their freshly bake pastries such as egg tart, chinese donuts and coconut tarts too.
Nam Peng Cafe 南屏雅敘
54 Rua de Cinco de Outubro, , Macau, Macao S.A.R., China
Tel: (853) 2892-1205
Operating Hours: 0630 to 1830 daily
#12 Pastelaria Chui Heong 最香餅家
It is no doubt that Chui Heong sells the BEST almond cookies in Macau! Not to be mistaken with Chui Heong Yuen chains, Chui Heong has only one outlet in the whole of Macau. Here you can see the almond biscuits being handmade and baked over a charcoal stove. Made in only small batches, the almond cookies are vert fresh. Remember to try their almond cookies with pork lards and egg yolk too!
最香餅家 Pastelaria Chui Heong
12 B夜呣街, 風順堂區, 澳門
Tel: (853) 2838 3858
Operating Hours: 1000 – 1900 daily
#13 Wong Chi Kei 黃枝記粥麵
Wong Chi Kei is famous for its wantan noodles. However we feel that its sui kows stole the limelight from their star items. These gigantic sui kows were filled with minced meat, prawns, carrots and water chesnuts that offer a myriad of textures and flavors.
Wong Chi Kei 黃枝記粥麵
Travessa de Cinco de Outubro 51, R/C, Macau.
Tel: (853) 2892 2271
#14 Curry Weng 咖喱榮
Specially cooked cow offal, with curry sauce, is such a delicacy in HK and Macau. For only MOP 25, we had almost everything in one bowl – stomach, hooves, shin, intestines, liver, head, tongue with some beancurds and vegetables. This little alley near to Ruin of St Paul has all the stalls lined up in a row, and they are selling almost the same thing.
Curry Weng 咖喱榮
G/F, 10C Travessa da Sé, Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro
#15 Casa de Pasto Seng Choeng 誠昌飯店
Rua do Cunha (官也街), a narrow street in Vila da Taipa is a must visit place, with a few famous eateries and souvenir shop along the street.
Seng Cheong Crab Porridge is an old favourite. It expands its business by opening up another branch nearby. The crab porridge maintained its quality – the silky smooth porridge was rich in flavor with the original sweet taste of the fresh crabs intact. However, Seng Cheong has increased its selling prices steeply since we last visited. Be prepared to fork out at least MOP 50-100 per person for a proper meal.
28-30 Rua do Cunha, Vila de Taipa
Opening Hours: 12 noon – 12 midnight daily
14 Rua do Cunha, Vila de Taipa
Tel: (853) 2882 7142
Operating Hours: 10:00-19:30 daily
13-14 R. do Regedor, Vila de Taipa
Tel: (853) 2882 7313
Operating Hours: 07:00-18:00 daily
No.18, Largo Gov. Tamagnini Barbosa, Vila de Taipa
Tel: (853) 2882 7150, 6689 1343
Operating Hours: 12:00-18:30 daily
Kafka is a French patisserie in a quiter part of Macau so be prepared for a short ride by taxi or walk from Taipa town. I like the cafe’s interior as it feels very cozy but modern at the same time. The caramel macchiato is a must here because Kafta uses their own homemake caramel sauce. Another must is their signature delicate looking desserst such as the “taj mahal” or the “montmartre”. Their small menu also offers a few pasta items. Be there early as this little cafe is often spotted with a long queue.
Kafka French Patisserie
152 rua de braganca, Taipa Ilhas, Macao, Macau, China
Tel: (853) 2882 0086
Operating Hours: 1330 to 2000 daily. Closed on Mondays
#20 Gelatina Mok Yi Kei
Gelatina Mok Yi Kei, a corner shop at the end of Rua Do Cunha is famous for their durian ice cream and sawdust pudding. The sawdust pudding (MOP 10) looks like a chiffon sponge cake, but it is soft and creamy and the crumbs added a nice crunch to it. Their signature durian ice cream (MOP 10) is very good indeed! Rich and creamy with some durian pulps, it will send any durian lovers to heaven!
Gelatina Mok Yi Kei
9A Rua do Cunha
Tel: (853) 6669 5194
Operating Hours: 1100 – 2100 daily