What is Macanese Cuisine?
Macanese cuisine is cooked with many ingredients
that recall the unique history of Macau and its
Portuguese maritime culture. During the 16th and
17th Century, Portugal energetically established a
sea route to the East, paving the way for merchants
engaged in the spice trade in Africa, India and the
coast of Malacca, bringing, in turn, these spices
and food cultures to Macau. In addition, many
Portuguese married local Chinese in Macau and
inhabitants from the above-mentioned regions.
Thus, different foreign and Chinese ingredients
plus cooking styles were gradually incorporated
into traditional Portuguese dishes cooked by
Macanese families over the past centuries.Based
on Portuguese cuisine, these spices and
ingredients from Africa, Southeast Asia and
India - including curry, coconut milk, cloves and cinnamon - are combined using Chinese culinary skills in a wonderful pot pourri of tastes and aromas, giving birth to the uniquely delicious Macanese cuisine of today. Macanese Gastronomy was inscribed on the Macau Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2012.
土生葡人美食烹調是由許多澳門歷史及葡萄牙海洋文化己造成. 在16世紀和17世紀時，葡萄牙從海域一路向東,來到澳門從事香料貿易及運輸到非洲，印度及馬六甲海岸. 同時, 這些香料也進入了澳門的飲食文化.
此外，許多葡萄牙人跟上述地區的居民結婚. 因此, 多年來不同的國家及中國食材漸漸跟傳統葡國美食混合以成爲土生葡人家庭烹調的風格.