There are many good reasons why the Macau Food Festival is in event that shouldn’t be ignored. Visitors pour into Macau to visit glittering casinos on the Cotai Strip and to explore the unique treasures of Macau’s World Heritage city centre. But Macau is also a popular travel destination for its food and not just those Portuguese egg tarts made famous by Lord Stowe.
The casino resort growth in has been a good thing for Macau’s foodie scene, attracting international chefs who have brought world-class restaurants to Macau such as Joel Robuchon’s Robuchon Au Dome and Fabrice Vulin’s The Tasting Room.
Macau Restaurants are up there with the best
Alongside this impressive list of Michelin Star restaurants in Macau, there’s a host of local and regional chefs cooking up a storm in Macau.
These newcomers are adding layers of complexity to Macau’s 400-year-old culinary history of Portuguese, Chinese and Macanese cuisine.
You could easily describe Macao as a paradise for foodies based on the breadth of international offerings available and the depth of Macau’s culinary history.
A great way to sample Macau’s culinary offerings is to attend the Macao Food Festival, which is held in November.
Each year, hundreds of local and international vendors set up food stalls at the Macau Food Festival.
This year, there will be more than 150 food stalls, games and live performances.
The Macau Food Festival is an one of the biggest annual events held in Macau and is spread across several zones at Praça do Lago Sai Van (Sai Van Lake Square) near the Macau Tower.
18th Macau Food Festival
In 2018, the Macau Food Festival takes its lead from Singapore while celebrating Macau’s status as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy.
The event presents flavours from all over the world and will have these distinct areas:
- Chinese Food Street
- Asian Food Street
- European Food Street
- Local Food Street
- Singaporean Food Street
- Dessert Street
When is the Macau Food Festival?
The event is held in November, from 9 to 25 November 2018. The stalls are open from Monday to Thursday (+5pm to 11pm) and Friday to Sunday (3pm to 12am).
Where is the Macau Food Festival?
The Macau Food Festival occupies a vast area at Sai Van Lake Square near Macau Tower in Macau.
If you can’t make it to Macau keep an eye out for a Macau food truck near you.