Mention Macau and one might think of its numerous sprawling casinos. Indeed, as the ‘Las Vegas of China’, the glitz, glamour and gambles of the city are hard to miss. Yet, at the heart of Macau lies an amalgamation of ethnicities that manifests itself in all aspects of life. A Portuguese colony until 1999, Macau has cultural roots in Cantonese culture, interlaced with influences from Western Europe and East Asia.

To understand the city’s cultural hybridity, look no further than its food. From Chinese dim sum to Macanese Michi (ground meat stir-fried with potatoes), we sussed out some of the best restaurants in Macau for your next gastronomic journey.