Fancy tucking into some typical Macanese dishes but worried about tucking into the unknown? Look no further; below we're picked five of Macau's most popular dishes, from the belt busting curried crab to the delicate Caldo Verde.
1. Caldo Verde
Very similar to the Portuguese original, Macau's Caldo Verde soup also uses potatoes but substitutes locally available bok choy for the kale. This, alongside green salad, is an almost universal starter in Macanese cuisine.
Probably Macau's national dish, Minchi is minced beef or pork cooked with potatoes, onions, soy sauce and occasionally an egg. It's a fantastic filler food in winter.
3. Porco Balichao Tamarino
Pork cooked in tarmind paste, shrimp paste, chillies and topped off with a dash of sugar. Macau's version of sweet and sour.
4. Galinha à Africana
One of the few Macanese dishes that has made it onto menus outside the city, Galinha à Africana is whole chicken baked with chillies, garlic and in coconut milk.
5. Curried Crab
Usually monster sized whole crabs baked in their shells in a curry sauce and served with stir fried vegetables.