The Best Street Food Stalls In Macau

Macau Portuguese Egg Tart
Macau Portuguese Egg Tart | cegoh (Public Domain) / Pixabay
Matthew Keegan

Street food in Macau is no ordinary street food, it’s Michelin-rated street food. For the first time in history, the 2016 Michelin Food and Dining Guide for Hong Kong and Macau included 12 street food vendors. This just confirms what locals have known for years, that their street food is some of the best in the world. Here’s a handful of those delicious street eats that you can’t afford to miss on your next trip to Macau.

1. Lord Stow’s Bakery

Bakery, Deli, Portuguese

As egg tarts go, the Macau Portuguese egg tart trumps them all. They have become Macau’s own edible icon and attract visitors from all over to come to the famous bakery (where they were first introduced to Macau) to buy them by the box load. With their flaky pastry crusts, delicious egg custard centres and crispy crème brulee tops, they taste twice as nice when piping hot.

Sun Ying Kei

Home to Macau’s other signature snack – the pork chop bun. Essentially, it’s a fried pork chop in a bun that is crispy on the outside and very soft inside. Such is the popularity that it’s often described as “the Macanese version of a hamburger”. Pork chop buns can be found in various places in Macau, but this is the original shop, located in Taipa. Succulent pork chops are coupled with warm, chewy buns that emerge from the oven daily at 2pm sharp. Head here for a taste of a local Macanese speciality.

Sun Ying Kei, 2B Rua da Alegria do Patane, Macau

Macau pork chop bun

2. Aboong

Cafe, Dessert

Because of it is a port city, Macau has long been a landing spot for international cuisines. These days Korean food is all the rage locally and this cafe well and truly hits the sweet spot. They serve Korean style waffled desserts, the most popular of which is the “bungeoppang”, a Korean style yogurt ice cream filled in a prosperity fish shaped waffle cone. Catch it if you can.

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