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Must-Eats in Macau

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Macau’s food is as interesting as its culture and history. It is known to serve some of the best street foods there are to offer. Here are the five must-eats in Macau that you should absolutely indulge in.

 

1. Portuguese egg tarts

 

Portuguese egg tarts

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Chinese Tea Eggs are wonderful snacks from the Asian cuisine. But the single, most popular dish in Macau, the Portuguese egg tarts are an absolute delight to your taste buds. A flaky pastry shell, with a filling of sweet egg custard and a caramelised top, the egg tart is best eaten warm, and can be found all over Macau. From small joints to five star hotels, everybody is fond of the Portuguese egg tart. And once you’ve tried it, you’ll know why.

 

2. Pork chop buns

 

Pork chop buns

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An experience of a kind for a meat lover, the pork chop bun is literally a seasoned and flavourful pork chop sandwiched between soft and succulent buns. The crunch of the buns and the juicy pork inside is a heavenly combination that you must not miss.

 

3. Serradura

 

Serradura

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“Sawdust” or Serradura is a rather different and exclusive dessert from Macau. A layered dessert of finely crushed sweet biscuits, cream, condensed milk and vanilla make this an irresistible delicacy. It may be served as a chilled pudding or as an ice-cream. Dig into this one-of-a-kind dessert and get ready to be blown over.

 

4. Almond Cookies and Sweet Pork Jerky

 

Almond Cookies and Sweet Pork Jerky

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Although an unlikely pair, almond cookies and sweet pork jerky are often sold at the same shop and are available all over Macau. The almond cookies have a nutty flavour and are made with mung bean flour. You will also find a wide variety of dried meats ranging from spicy beef to wild boar. The shops give you the option to taste before you buy. Can it get any better?

 

5. Double Skin Steamed Milk Pudding

 

Double Skin Steamed Milk Pudding

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This dish is made with whole milk, egg and sugar. You may order it warm or cold, it tastes heavenly both ways. A delicate flavour and silky pudding consistency, this dessert is a melt in the mouth and an absolute favourite among dessert lovers.

 

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