With its rich diversity of flavors and recipes, authentic Chinese cuisine is diverse. From noodles to seafood, here are our pick of the best Chinese restaurants in Macau.
The first and only local Chinese restaurant to ever receive three Michelin stars last year, The Eight is still going strong. Signature dishes such as pan-fried Kagoshima beef with watercress and Cantonese-style stir-fried Boston lobster come with wine pairing suggestions. Macau’s seafood is not to be missed. Steamed whole crab and shrimps with stewed rice in lotus leaf is a great example of how Chinese cooking methods bring out the best in seafood.
LUXOS Recommends: Purse-shaped puff pastry with river shrimp.
Located at Hotel Grand Lisboa, Avenida de Lisboa. www.grandlisboahotel.com
© The Eight
It was no coincidence that Tim’s Kitchen chose to launch in Macau just seven years after Chef Lai Yao ‘Tim’ first founded his Hong Kong restaurant business in 2000. Beloved by foodies and Asia’s biggest tycoons, amongst them was Dr. Stanley Ho who invited Tim to bring his sophisticated take on Cantonese cuisine to this side of the pond. The success of signature dishes such as steamed whole fresh crab claw with melon and crystal king prawn simply speaks for itself.
Luxos Recommends: Sautéed sliced garoupa fillet.
Located in Hotel Lisboa, 2-4 Avenida de Lisboa. www.hotelisboa.com
© Tim's Kitchen
A Northern Chinese classic, noodles have become a favourite world-wide, and in Macau, you can enjoy its more refined version at 99 Noodles. Expertly hand-pulled and artisanally-cut, nine choices let you create your own unique bowl with a selection of broths, garnishes and sauces. Signature dishes like beef brisket broth with noodles in tomato soup, Sichuan-style shredded chicken and cucumber with cold noodles, fried tip-end noodles with minced pork and green beans serve up homemade heartiness for a casual yet pleasant lunch.
LUXOS Recommends: Sautéed pork belly and mushroom noodles.
Located at the Wynn Macau, R. Cidade de Sintra. www.wynnmacau.com
North, which is located in The Venetian Hotel in Macao, features traditional dishes from the Dongbei and Sichuan regions of China. With chefs specifically from Northeast China, the food is prepared live and in front of guests. It was named one of the best restaurants of 2015 by Honk Kong Tatler magazine. Signature dishes include “Beijing” style crispy duck – which is served with crepes and condiments, Crispy “Beijing” style sweet and sour prawns and fried bananas with pulled sugar for dessert.
LUXOS Recommends: Old Beijing Pan-fried Pork Dumplings
Located at The Venetian, Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca. www.venetianmacao.com