Macau Style Dim Sum

Last updated by dejavu at 2013-11-3

Dim sum is abundant in Macau and it is well-known all over the world. You can have a taste of Macau-style dim sum in the pastry shops and dim sum bakeries in the Senado Square Area and Rua de Cunha. Among all the dim sum in Macau, the Portuguese style egg tart would be the most famous one. Almost all of the Portuguese style restaurants may serve you high-quality egg tart. Pork Chop Hamburger is another famous Macanese dim sum, which is crisp outside and soft inside. When tasting the burger, you will absolutely feel the filling melt on your tongue and savor the crispy buttery crust.

Anyhow, after the tour in Macau, you will definitely fall in love with Macau's most cherished dim sum.

Recommendations for some famous Macau style dim sum:

Macao Almond Cake

Juxiangyuan Carbon-Fire baked Almond Cake and Laver Meat-Minces Phoenix Roll are well known snacks in Macao. The former is characterized by fragrance, crispiness, and softness, and the later features delicious meat-minces inside and fresh Japanese laver outside, quite favored by children. It is said that the almond cake is baked with special carbon-fire in a wood-bucket and therefore tastes both soft and crispy. If baked in an electronic cooker, it will only taste crispy because the iron pail transmits heat very quickly and easily dry out all the water in the cake.

Pork Chop Bread

Pork Chop Bread, as its name implies, refers to bread wiped with cream produced in Taiwan on its surface and a piece of fried pork chop inside. The pork chop is usually fried in oil or decocted first; some like to cook it in boiled water and then fry it. Pork Chop Bread is a famous local snack and the most popular brand is Dalilai Pork Chop Bread in Dangzai Island.

Cheligefu Twisted Sugar

Cheligefu Twisted Sugar is a special local snack in Macao. Legends have it that a Russian sugar cook, named Cheligefu, introduced the cooking method of Twisted Sugar to Macao. Therefore the sugar is named Cheligefu Twisted Sugar so as to commemorate the cook. It is also said that Cheligefu Twisted Sugar was invented by a cook from Hong Kong. To tourists, it does not matter who invented the snack; what really matters is that the sugar is very delicious. It tastes fragrant and sweet but not sticky.

Sanke Wife Cake


Sanke Housewife Cake has a history of over 50 years. On the basis of traditional cake-making techniques, the cook, Sanke, made an innovation and created the brand of Sanke Housewife Cake. As a kind of hand-made cakes, it uses gingili and sugared Chinese watermelon as its stuffing. The cake tastes crispy, soft, sweet, and fragrant. It is neither oily nor greasy, and each only charges three Macao dollars.

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