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Macau trip|Macanese & Portuguese Dishes

Macau trip, in addition to gambling and hotels, food is also a highlight. In the previous article we introduced Chinese Dim Sum & Dishes and Local Food, and today we will share Macau specialties.

The stunning variety of distinctive cuisine available in Macao makes this international city a paradise for food lovers. With plenty of fresh ingredients and many restaurants to choose from, there is food to please every palate.

In addition to Chinese Dim Sum & Dishes and Local Food, there are also Macanese & Portuguese Dishes.

MACANESE CUISINE

Macanese cuisine is unique and irresistible. It is a special combination of Portuguese and Chinese cuisines, with ingredients and seasonings collected from Europe, South America, Africa and South East Asia.

PORTUGUESE CUISINE

Authentic Portuguese cuisine is also widely available in Macao, affordable and irresistible.

Let’s have a relaxing trial on Macanese and Portuguese dishes. There is always an option for 3-course meal, ie appetizer, main dish and dessert. In fact, it’s quite common to have appetizer and main dish on the table at the same time in most of the restaurants.

Today we will share the deliciousness of the appetizer.

Types of Appetizer

Squid Salad
Tuna Salad
Bacalhau Cakes
Seafood Supreme
Portuguese Green Vegetable Soup
Olives
Grilled Portuguese Sausage

Squid Salad

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Poached squid with sliced ​​onions, red pepper and lemon juice sprinkled on top. The taste of sour lemon and sweet octopus helps whet your appetite.

Tuna Salad

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The traditional Portuguese salad is tuna with vinegar-cured chickpeas, all mixed together, while the traditional Macanese salad is tuna mixed with vegetables. The sauce used tends to be olive oil, slightly seasoned with salt. Canned tuna is most commonly used, but, in some high-class restaurants, fresh tuna is chosen for its freshness, and it does indeed mean a huge difference reflected by your taste buds.

Bacalhau Cakes

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It ’s a type of croquette with minced bacalhau meat and mashed potato. It ’s an appetizer always ordered by locals and tourists.

Seafood Supreme

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Each restaurant has its own style of seafood supreme. The rich seafood and cream inside incredibly balance well and form a fantastic taste. Its unique taste makes it really popular among the tourists.

Portuguese Green Vegetable Soup

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This is the most common soup. It ’s boiled with cabbage base, various vegetables and Portuguese sausage “chouriço”. It tends to taste either refreshing or just bland. It is considered as a high-quality green vegetable soup.

Olives

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This is the best appetizer in Portuguese restaurants. Each restaurant has its own special way to salt the olives, but each way makes them taste particularly refreshing in the mouth with an excellent texture.

Grilled Portuguese Sausage

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Portuguese-style sausage served after grilling. It ’s an important appetizer for the Portuguese.

The appetizers are so diverse and delicious. Friends who like Macanese & Portuguese Dishes, consider visiting Macau!

Start a wonderful trip to Macau!

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