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Get Wowed by Macao

A food paradise like no other
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Macao: the only place in the world where the flavors of China, Portugal, Mozambique, India and Malaysia combine to create a one-of-a-kind cuisine. Just a quick ferry ride from Hong Kong, this historic city also features a budding coffee culture and Michelin’s first-ever street food guide. Hungry yet? Pack your bags for a food lover’s dream trip, thanks to these eight tips from our partner, Macao Tourism.

1 EAT: Café Litoral

For the best Macanese food, go straight to the source, Café Litoral. With recipes more than 100 years old, the café offers many traditional dishes like juicy African chicken and fresh bacalhau (salted cod fish). This is certainly a must-visit when you're in town and an ideal introduction to Macao's one-of-a-kind tastes.

2 EAT: The 8

Photo: Courtesy of Macao Government Tourism Office

Like your dim sum Michelin starred? Macao is home to more than one restaurant with that honor, but the best of the best might be the three-starred The 8, which serves more than 50 types of dim sum.

3 DRINK: Single Origin

Perk up for a day of sightseeing at this café on the front lines of Macao’s blossoming coffee scene. Run by coffee expert Keith Fong, Single Origin utilizes coffee-making techniques from around the world to create its own specialty drinks.

4 DRINK: China Rouge

Inspired by the art deco style of Shanghai, this club is a super-stylish nightlife hot spot. Guests can enjoy signature cocktails like the whiskey-forward Eastern Fashioned and an extensive boutique wine list, surrounded by the art of Chen Man and Buhua while listening to live music.

5 PLAY: Walking Tour of the Historic Center

Photo: Courtesy of Macao Government Tourism Office

A trip to Macao wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the historic Ruins of St Paul’s. Then take a walking tour of the 16th-century landmark’s surrounding area—you’ve got to work up an appetite somehow.

6 PLAY: The Golden Reel

Photo: Deciare via Flickr

Make sure to stop by Studio City for a ride on the world’s first figure-eight Ferris wheel. You'll feel like you're on top of the world—but maybe wait to eat lunch until afterward.

7 PLAY: Senado Square

Photo: Courtesy of Macao Government Tourism Office

This UNESCO World Heritage site is host to many festivals throughout the year, and historic 16th-to-18th-century buildings make it a must-see even on a quiet day. When you're ready for lunch, Michelin-recommended street food is just a short walk away.

8 STAY: Mandarin Oriental

This non-gaming five-star hotel is centrally located, and food lovers can check out the Chinese and Western specialties at the hotel’s restaurant, Vida Rica, or shop for snacks in the on-site cake shop.

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