Macau is usually known for their Portuguese egg tarts but it's time to stop being mainstream - there's so much more the city provides! The city, a blend of Portuguese and Chinese cultures, has many other underrated places waiting for you to check out. Uncover the delicious food that Macau has to offer; you haven't been to Macau till you dine in these places!
#1 Cozinha Pinocchio
|Corina Pinocchio in Bangkok (Flickr/ Kenji)|
For kiasu people like us who want to experience the best of Macau, you mustn't forget Corina Pinocchio. In fact, it should be at the top of your must-eat list! This traditional spot has been around for over 30 years and serves traditional Macanese cuisine. If you're lost, just look out for a recognisable yellow building. Yes, this place is THAT classic!
Tip: Look for the graffiti wall round the corner to take your OOTD!
→ Address: 38 Largo dos Bombeiros, Vila de Taipa
→ Opening hours: 12:00 - 23:00
→ Telephone: +853 2882 7128
#2 Lord Stow's Garden Cafe
|Lord Stow's Garden Cafe (Flickr/ T.CSH)|
A favourite amongst both locals and tourists alike, Lord Stow's Garden Cafe has been around since 1989. Their Portuguese egg tarts are not only a crowd-pleaser, it's iconic to Macau. Serving a wide range of light snacks, this garden cafe is a great place to relax in and take your hipster Insta shots.
Living true to its name, Lord Stow's Garden Cafe is filled with lovely decor, making the cafe look like a garden dream come true. Every corner of the cafe presents photo taking opportunities!
→ Address: G/F C Houston Court 21 Largo do Matadouro, Coloane Village, Macau
→ Opening hours: 0900 - 1600, 1730 - 2300 (Tues to Sun), 0900 - 1700 (Mon)
→ Telephone: +853 2888 1851
#3 Seng Cheong
|Seng Cheong in Macau (Flickr/ JonathanSin)|
If you're too full from your food adventures and can only order one item from this popular Chinese restaurant in Macau, you must go for their crab porridge! The food served is a combination of Cantonese meets Macanese, a delightful twist for our taste buds. Even though there's always a queue outside, their standards remains consistent.
Okay, so this eatery itself isn't very insta-worthy but this is the place to fill your stomach so that you can start think of more poses for your photo. Tip: go to the colourful picturesque streets nearby for your shots.
→ Address: 30 R. do Cunha, Macau
→ Opening hours: 12:00 - 00:00
→ Telephone: +853 2882 5323
#4 Robuchon au Dôme
|The interior of Robuchon au Dôme in Macau|
Although on the pricier side, Robuchon au Dôme is the place to savour your food while enjoying the stunning view of Macau. Situated on the 43rd floor of Grand Lisboa Hotel, this French restaurant is one of the world's 50 best restaurants! Treat yourself once in a while and indulge in this extravagant culinary feast.
It's the only Michelin three-star restaurant in Macau, what else can we say? Every shot anywhere in this restaurant is bound to make you look like a taitai!
→ Address: 43/F, Grand Lisboa (Go to the 39/F, then change elevator for the 43/F)
→ Opening hours: 12:00 - 14:30 (Lunch), 18:30 - 22:30 (Dinner)
→ Telephone: +853 8803 7878
#5 Tai Lei Loi Kei
|Tai Lei Loi Kei in Macau Flickr/ Bryan|
Although the franchise has reached our sunny shores (they are located in NEX if case you're interested), nothing beats the authentic store! Established in 1968, Tai Lei Loi Kei is best known for their pork buns and they use only the freshest pork with little fat imported all the way from Brazil. There are a few variations of this, like polo (pineapple bun) or classic toasted bun. There's no reason to miss this, especially if you are a meat lover!
Soft and hot buns sandwiching the succulent pork cutlets, this shot is bound to leave your followers' mouths watering!
→ Address: Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, Macau
→ Opening hours: 08:00 - 18:00
→ Telephone: +853 2882 7150
#6 Lemoncello Gelato
|Lemoncello Gelato in Macau|
Located in a prime spot, between Senado Square and Ruins of St. Paul's, Lemoncello Gelato offers a variety of flavours that's bound to leave you spoilt for choice! You can find a variety of flavours like ginger, pink guava and of course, their signature LemonCello, a perfect spot for desserts or a midday pick-me-up if you're craving for something cold.
You can't say your photography trip is complete without getting a shot of the rainbow coloured ice cream backagainst Macau's backdrop. Anytime is a good time for ice cream!
→ Address: G/F, 11 Travessa da Sé (beside Lou Kau Mansion), Macau
→ Telephone: +853 2833 1570
Reminder: Don't forget your to rent a portable WiFi device for use in Macau and Hong Kong or you won't be able to upload the photos you took!