Coined as the Las Vegas of Asia, Macau is a municipality of China and one of Portugal’s last colonies. While Macau might be famous for their extravagant casinos, do make it a point to venture beyond the city center’s luxurious hotels.
Take a walk along Macau’s vibrant cobblestone streets and you will discover a wide variety of delectable dishes. These tasty street foods are mostly influenced by the Chinese and Portuguese cuisines. The number of vendors is exhaustive and is admittedly overwhelming, especially for first-timers to Macau.
Dive straight for Macau’s famous classic Pork Chop Buns if you have no additional time and stomach capacity to spare. This delightful street snack is similar to the Western hamburger but with a unique Macanese twist.
The Pork Chop Bun is essentially a deep-fried pork chop stuffed between two fluffy buns. The lightly toasted buns are crisp on the outside and pillow-like on the insides.
Unlike the messy cheeseburgers that are loaded with cheese, capsicums and whatnot, Macau’s pork chop buns only have marinated pork as its only ingredient stuffed between the delicate buns.
Each serving is made to order and served to customers in paper bags. The Macanese specialty is best eaten while they are still piping hot.
Do take caution that these Asian ‘burgers’ are insanely greasy to the extent where you can simultaneously see and feel oil seeping through the paper bag onto your hands! While they are definitely not the healthiest option around, these tasty pork chop buns are actually worth the nasty calories for street food enthusiasts.
Pork Chop Buns can be found on almost every corner and alleyway on Macau at very affordable prices; the only problem would be deciding which hawker to choose from.