Back in the 16th century, the Portuguese Empire and the great powers of that time set foot on the great waterway, all the way east, and stopped at this small fishing village in southeastern China. From ancient brick and tiled temples to gorgeous romantic hotels, for four hundred years, the Portuguese natives in Macau have not been able to become lufs, but instead chose to stay in this small town surrounded by the sea, conquering the taste buds of the world with their unique "hometown flavor". Portuguese food that can't be eaten in Portugal - the good cooking of the Macanese During the period of Portugal's great voyage, ships passed through Africa, India and Malacca to operate spice trade, passed through Macau, and brought spices and food culture from various places to the local area. However, by conquering a person's stomach, he also conquered his heart. Portuguese people later made love songs with Indians, Malays and local Chinese in Macau, and stayed in Macau to take root and develop, and their descendants were called "" Macanese".
The love of the combination of Chinese and Western is also confirmed in the cuisine. The southern European-style hometown dishes, together with the newly picked up spices along the voyage, and the oriental cooking methods, these elements are gradually integrated into the traditional Portuguese dishes, forming today's special Macanese dishes. They like to use spices from Africa, Southeast Asia and India to flavor their food, such as curry, coconut milk, cloves number list and cinnamon. The traditional dishes in the eyes of these Portuguese chefs came to a small fishing village in the East, but they were intertwined with extraordinary delicacies, and were even recognized as one of the important items of "intangible cultural heritage" by the Macau authorities. It's not covered! 6338431230_7495db82b5_b Photo Credit: Sergio Gonzalo Cuellar Mansilla CC BY 2.0 Half a world away, seafood from my hometown Inside the crispy skin, there are smooth mashed potatoes and shredded cod fish with a tender Q in the taste. It has a light seafood flavor. When you bite it, you can feel the flavor of the entire Atlantic Ocean.
Deep Fried Ma Jiexiu Ball" is one of the classic dishes of Portuguese cuisine in Macau. "Ma Jiexiu" comes from Portuguese Bacalhau. The transliteration of Cantonese style makes many people confused at first glance at the name of the dish, but in short it means pickled cod. . Facing the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Portugal is rich in fishery resources. In order to facilitate preservation, fresh cod is sliced and marinated with salt. It is the main ingredient of many Portuguese delicacies in Macau. It is one of the fasting foods on Christmas Eve, and its status is quite noble! Going to a Macau restaurant, "Ma Jiexiu" is definitely one of the must-have items on the menu, and there is not only one cooking method. For many cooks, this is a romantic dish, as if the original memory is pickled. The life of the ingredients is prolonged, and the style of the hometown is vividly engraved on the splendid dough in every frying.