By Doris Lam
Photography: Chao Wing / Wilson Lam
In the mood for an authentic, local supper? Look no further. Macau is not only home to delicious Portuguese egg tarts but you’ll also find a large variety of family-owned Chinese restaurants. From barbecue meat to Cantonese noodles or just a good old bowl of congee, here are our top picks for a cheeky supper when everything is seemingly closed.
Fondue Restaurant 后宮
Torn between savoury BBQ skewers or spicy hot pot? You can have both! Reward yourself at Fondue Restaurant with your friends after a long day at work. Majestic interior palace designs and a great place to chill out with friends.
Photography: Wide selection of meats and seafood to satisfy your hot pot cravings.
Address: Avenida da Longevidade, No.515, Macau
Phone: +853 2842 5950
Hours: 5:30 pm– 2:00am, ( Lunch available on the weekend)
Yat Gor Water Crab Congee 一哥水蟹粥
Also known for its lip-smacking water crab congee, this restaurant also has freshly-made traditional Chinese rice paper rolls, chow mein, deep-fried seafood and flavourful greens. Yat Gor Water Crab Congee has been foodie and locals’ favourite supper choice for past 21 years. Our pick? The signature crab congee, fried dough wrapped with rice paper rolls, clams with fermented beans, deep fried “Nine Belly” fish seasoned with salt and pepper and wash them down with sugar cane juice.
Photography: Yat Gor signature water Crab Congee freshly prepared
Photography: (From Left) Clams with fermented beans，“Nine Belly” fish and Fried dough wrapped with rice paper rolls
Address: Shop C-D, 8 R. Sete do Bairro da Areia Preta, Iao Hon, Macau
Phone: +853 2841 3336
Hours: 7pm-3.30am daily
Man Gor Lobster Pot 文哥龍蝦煲
Two words: Lobster pot. Known for their generous serving sizes, vibrant lobster and pork pots and a menu that’s as tall as the wall, this restaurant has attracted locals, tourists and even celebrities.
Photography: Man Gor vibrant lobster pot
Photography: Pork Belly with pickled vegetables
Address: Shop B, G/F, 10A Rua Norte, Patane, Macau
Phone: +853 6630 9990
Hours: 6pm-3am daily
Lam Kei BBQ 林記燒烤
Lam Kei BBQ offers a wide range of dishes from Portuguese dishes to seafood to barbecues, the must- try dishes are the succulent Thai-style pork neck, the garlic-simmered Japanese scallops and the Portuguese-style sauerkraut. Open until 4 Am every day, and when you are hungry in the middle of the night, you know where to go.
Photography: Lam Kei BBQ Facebook
Address: Rua Nova da Areia Preta, n 298 Edificio Hoi Pan Garden, Bloco 8, R/C, Loja C Macau, Macao
Phone：+853 2845 3615
Hours: 5pm-4am daily
Seiko’s Kitchen 四哥風味館
Slightly more modern than the rest on the list, Seiko’s Kitchen serves mainly Guangdong style cuisine such as all-time favourites pan-fried oyster pancake, sliced cucumber with thousand-year-old egg, deep-fried crispy cuttlefish balls with almonds, braised chicken in spicy broth and more. If you’re craving for a bowl of noodle with a spicy kick, look no further than the sweet potato noodles in sour and spicy “suan la” broth with beef slices that will warm you up from within.
Photography: Crispy fried almond butter squid ball (Left) Cold cucumber with century egg (Right)
Photography: Oyster Omelette (Left) Spicy chicken with special sauce
Address: G/F, 7 Rua do Padre António Roliz, Costa, Macau
Phone: +853 2855 2955
Hours: 10am-4am daily
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