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HIDDEN DINING GEMS IN MACAU – RESTAURANTS OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

There are an array of cuisines to try in Macau which in turn has made it into a culinary paradise. Each district of Macau has a wide selection of restaurants and cafes to select from. In terms of hubs, near the statue of Kum Lum and just off Avenida Dr Sun Yet Sen, there are many different choices. Aside from those, here are some recommendations which are off the beaten track in Macau.

CASA DON ALFONSO – ITALIAN CUISINE

Above the din of the casino halls in the Grand Lisboa is one of the finest Italian restaurants in the Asia pacific region, Casa Don Alfonso. The venue is famed for it’s homemade style flavoured pizza’s and pastas which uses the freshest of ingredients. 

The restaurant is set in a spacious setting and has a vintage open air oven right near the entrance in which the pizza’s are baked. The restaurant also has a large selection of wine. For those looking for authentic Italian cuisine then look no further than Chef Alfonso Iaccarino’s original home flavours from Southern Italy.

Address: 3/F, Grand de Lisboa Macau,, 2-4 Avenida De Lisboa, Macao

SAI KEE CAFE – OLD STYLE DESSERTS  

For those who love snacks and are connoisseur’s of teas and coffees then they can venture down to the world renowned and Michelin starred Sai Kee Cafe which is famed for its pork chopped buns and sweet flavoured drinks. Such is the popularity of the venue, that there always seems to be a long line though it is well worth the wait. 

Address :  Sai Kee Cafe (Original): G/F, Edf Cheong Son, 7-15 Patio Da Palha, Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro 

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Sai Kee Stand: R. Da Ponte Negra 

SOPA DE FITAS WING KEI – TRADITIONAL TOFU 

For those who love Tofu, both the plain and the sweet variety, in an old style setting then you can venture down to Sopa De Fits Wing Kei which has an old style interior and exterior though has though has remained popular for decades. The prices are cheap for the food items on offer so visitors can sample an array of desserts and still be charged a minimum. 

Address: Rua Tercena 

RESTAURANT KAPOK – CANTONESE CUISINE 

If traditional Cantonese cuisine is what you seek then you can head down to Restaurant Kapok which has the finest samplings from Guangdong province. 

The interior is spacious and the food and service are excellent and the dishes come in some large portions which are extremely tasty to sample and consume.

Address: Hoi Yee Garden, 60 Rua de Hong Chau | Taipa Island, Macau, China

OMAKASE – TRADITIONAL JAPANESE CUISINE 

For those who love traditional Japanese fine dining then they can venture over to over and sample an expert’s chef’s choices and decisions at “Omakase”. Patrons have to pre-book in advance and then the chef will prepare the meal in adavance for you. Half of the joy comes from watching the chef prepare directly infront of the visitors as well as the process of the chef describing what ingredients he / she will use and when. In this instance, the chef prepared seasonal Sushi, Tamagoyaki, Mini Chirashi Sushi and Inaniwa udon. The meal can take quite a while so visitors should set aside time to slowly savour the dishes one by one. 

Address: Omakase, Avenue Xian Xing Hai

CORTO – MACANESE CUISINE

If you are looking for fusion Macanese / Portuguese food then head to Corto located near Taipa food street. The dishes are both lovingly made and very filling and the restaurant is permanently packed and buy with patrons. The menu has pastas, soups and some famed dishes which keep the customers coming back.  

Address:  Rue De Montenegro (Just off Tai Pa Food Street) 

Macau is a foodie’s paradise though sometimes, you have to look further for a few hidden gems.

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