Macanese cuisine a true mix of flavours

Macanese cuisine Restaurant owner and Head Chef Andrew Wong has collaborated with Florita Alves, a specialist in Macanese cuisine from Macau, to create a beautifully crafted 8-course tasting menu. 

Andrew’s restaurant A. WONG in Victoria, London is offering this menu from the 17th to 29th November and for Londoners and visitors to the capital this is a must try foodie experience. The dishes will be presented in tapas-style portions, in keeping with Andrew’s grazing menu and dining concept. A sneak peak at the menu includes Shanghai Dumpling with Glazed Dried Pork, African Chicken marinated with tropical spices and for the sweet toothed a delicious Macanese Afternoon Tea … delicious!

Andrew and his team will be on hand to explain the dishes and there will be a prize draw giving diners the chance to win a luxury trip of a lifetime to Macau.  Good luck with that!

A. Wong For full details, please visit A. Wong Restaurant

Macau

Its unique mix of Portuguese and Chinese heritage gives it a very different atmosphere to its neighbour. Macau packs a lot into its 11 square miles with an abundance of historical buildings, world famous food, beaches, gardens, museums, spas, shopping malls, dazzling shows and activities.

Macau’s geographical location and natural harbour made it a natural choice for the sea-faring ships of the 16th and 17th centuries and it became a key trading post. Macau The arrival of the Portuguese in the 16th century created a rich and fascinating cultural tapestry, and the European influences remain from the architecture to the food. The destination’s distinctive 450 year old blend of culture is reflected in the ‘Historic Centre of Macau’. Listed alongside the likes of the Great Wall of China, Stonehenge and Ayer’s Rock as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, such esteemed company is a reflection of Macau’s historical significance. This ‘Historic Centre of Macau’ is made up of over 20 buildings and monuments of both Portuguese and Chinese origin – including Taoist temples, baroque churches,  a theatre, fortress and even a lighthouse.  Taking pride of place are the iconic ruins of St Paul’s and elegant Senado Square.

Macau dish For foodie lovers Macau is paradise! Renowned across the region for the quality of its food, whether you are looking for Michelin-starred restaurants or local cafes and bakeries. Incredibly, there are 74 Macau establishments featured in the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong 2014, including two boasting three prestigious stars. Pretty impressive for such a little island. From dim sum and noodles to sardines and chorizo, both Chinese and Portuguese cuisine is widely available. Macanese dishes are packed full of flavour and fresh seafood is found on most menus alongside chicken, duck and rabbit dishes, while its cultural influences are apparent through its use of spices, such as chilli, turmeric and coconut. Dishes are often baked or roasted for long periods of time to allow the flavour of the spices to develop.

Macau comes to life when the sun goes down with spectacular shows. One show, destined to be the most extravagant live production ever staged in Asia is Taipa food street ‘The House of the Dancing Water’ a breath taking water based show that draws it creative inspiration from the roots of Chinese culture and features high dive acrobatics, fountain displays and even somersaulting motorbikes.

For a quieter time, visitors can get away from the hustle and bustle of the city on the islands of Taipa and Coloane, which offer a wonderfully serene escape. With their beaches, sleepy villages and charming nature trails, visitors to the island can relax and unwind or enjoy the leisurely pursuits of golf, swimming, horse riding and fishing, as well as a Giant Panda Pavilion. Walkers can enjoy an extensive network of well-maintained trails with maps readily available at the trailheads, including a stunning trail through the waterfalls and gardens of this serene 20 acre natural retreat.

To discover more about this unique and exciting destination, please visit Macau Government Tourist Office.

130 people found this helpful
17019

Share Article:

Silver Travel Advisor

Leave a comment

*

Sign up to our newsletter to receive the latest travel tips on top destinations.

Join the club

Become a member to receive exclusive benefits

Our community is the heart of Silver Travel Advisor, we love nothing more than sharing ideas, inspiration, hints and tips between us.

Most Recent Articles

Discover why South Africa is the perfect destination for solo travellers over 60. Explore its vibrant cities, and diverse landscapes….
Rich in exotic wildlife, tropical forests, white-sand beaches and lost civilisations, Belize really is a diverse pocket of overlooked beauty….

Come feel the love on a Princess cruise. You’ll enjoy the MedallionClass experience others simply can’t, and it’s exclusively for everyone. Visit incredible destinations and be involved in the best experiences around each one of them.

Experience more with Princess and connect effortlessly with the world around you, spend time away with loved ones, take a moment for yourself, and fall in love with your holiday of a lifetime, every time.

With over 20 years of experience, Wendy Wu Tours has mastered the art of creating exceptional, fully inclusive tours which showcase the very best of each destination.

Each tour is led by a world-class guide, who will highlight the very best of their homeland, and includes authentic cultural experiences so you are not just seeing the sights, but truly immersing yourself in local life.

Say hello to ease at sea. Ambassador’s purpose is simple: they want to inspire every guest to experience authentic cruising, effortlessly and sustainably. Passionate about protecting our oceans and destinations, their ships comply with the highest industry emission standards and there is no single-use plastic on board.

On your voyage, you will receive the warmest of welcomes from the Ambassador community as you sail upon the friendliest ships afloat.

This is a global co-operative co-owned by local partners using real local experts and guides, which supports local communities, environments and wildlife. It offers travellers quirky places to stay, activity holidays and learning experiences. Not In The Guidebooks gets travellers off the beaten track into local culture with day experiences and longer, immersive adventures.

From wild wellness breaks in Wales to painting in Portugal, sustainable adventures in Mauritius to food safaris in Brazil, this is immersive, exciting travel.

Seabourn’s five intimate ships carry guests to the heart of great cities, exclusive yacht harbours and secluded coves around the world, while two new purpose-built expedition ships will combine exhilarating adventures in remote destinations with the sophisticated amenities of the world’s finest resorts at sea.

From the luxury of all suite accommodations to complimentary fine wines and spirits, and a no tipping policy, Seabourn exemplifies the definition of travelling well.