Wining and dining on a culinary tour of the Las Vegas of the East
With a rich history that spans centuries, Macao is home to an intoxicating mix of Portuguese colonial heritage and Chinese culture. The food here echoes influences from India, Africa and Southeast Asia, incorporating spices that made their journey on the Portuguese trade routes across the world. Since 1999, when the Portuguese handed Macao back to China, the country has grown into an exciting, world-class entertainment and dining hub, juxtaposed against centuries-old colonial architecture and local eateries that have been serving the same food for more than half a century.
Take a tour of these don’t-miss dining spots.
New & Shiny
The Cotai Strip is Macao’s equivalent of the Las Vegas strip. Studio City Macau (studiocity-macau.com), a mega-complex that opened in late 2015, is home to Macao’s first Pierre Hérme macarons boutique (pierreherme.com), while a restaurant from multi Michelin-starred superstar, Alain Ducasse will open later this year.
For beautiful, wood oven-roasted Peking duck, head to Beijing Kitchen (macau.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/BeijingKitchen) and watch the culinary action unfold in the open kitchens while your duck is carved tableside.
Craving some noodles in the wee hours? Noodle & Congee at Grand Lisboa Macau (grandlisboahotel.com) serves up al dente pulled noodles in its open kitchen 24 hours a day.