12 Hours in Macau: Where to eat Part 3


I often get asked where to eat in Macau? So, towards the end of last year, I took my Hong Kong friends on another Macau Food Crawl. Sequel to Macau food crawl part 1, and part 2

If you’re looking for Portuguese restaurants in Macao, you can check out my top 11 recommendations here.

As usual, I hired a little bus and picked all 12 of them from the ferry terminal.

We headed straight for Margaret egg tarts before they sold out. Buttery flakey crust tarts – you will have to join the snaking queues to get yourself a box. Similar to the Lord Stow egg tarts (a divorce and post marital drama which involved the egg tart recipe was also part of the animosity I was told). Nothing like great egg tarts and a slice of drama. More suggestions on egg tarts here.

Margaret’s Café e Nata 玛嘉烈蛋挞 (Macau)
Gum Loi Building, Rua Alm Costa Cabral R/C
Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, Macau
Tel: (853) 2871 0032
Opening Hours: Daily 630am to 10pm (Closed on Wed)

Then we had lunch at Fado at Hotel Royal, before heading over to one of my favourite pit stop on regular weekends. Communal Table for a their earl grey chiffon and specialty brew. Even my picky Italian friend approved of their espressos.

Then off to have “three treasure dumplings” at Chu Kei, generations old recipe using fish meat, ground fish bones for stock and dumpling skin. Head over next door for deep fried wantons and bean curd taufu fau dessert with ginger syrup drizzled over.

Next stop Cacao Patisserie for cakes and macarons, one of the few outside of hotel bakeries, before Elysée came on the scene earlier this year and then having a tea tasting at Tealosophy which was wonderful. Cold and hot brews and some of the finest teas from Japan, Taiwan and China. Don’t forget to bring socks as you need it for this full tatami mat seating tea house.

We didn’t manage a table at Amagao as they were fully booked, so we went to Dragao instead. Love the crispy duck rice. Other options and my favourite would be Carlos.

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