Favourite Macau restaurants of Sammy Chan, chief concierge of Grand Hyatt

One of Macau's top concierges shares his favourite three spots for local dining

PUBLISHED : Friday, 13 May, 2016, 4:11pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 18 October, 2017, 1:13pm

Sammy Chan is the chief concierge of Grand Hyatt Macau and vice-president of the concierge network Les Clefs d’Or Macau. He has worked in the hospitality industry in Hong Kong and Macau for more than a decade, and his extensive knowledge of the area ensures that he always has a recommendation for great places to eat in Macau’s diverse and ever-growing dining scene.

1. I love to visit this cosy café near the Ruins of St. Paul’s cathedral which offers some of Macau’s most iconic food, namely the pork-chop bun and the thick toast with egg omelet - they are definitely worth trying. And of course, don’t miss out on its unique coffee or milk tea, brewed in a clay pot over a charcoal fire.

Sei Kee Café
G/F, 1 Largo dos Bombeiros Vila de Taipa
(853) 6377 9664

2. Elsewhere in Macau, I like San Iek Mei Sek. My favourite dishes there are the pig bone hot pot and the mixed pork chop. Every once in a while, the owner will enrich the menu with creativity and innovation, plus there’s friendly service and warm hospitality. I think these are reasons why this is a preferred restaurant when compared with other local eateries.

San Iek Mei Sek
Rua de Kun Iam Tong No. 29, Sun Yick Gdn r/c
(853) 2848 1046

3. A great variety of cuisines to suit every taste are available here, including Macanese, grilled, deli, wok, steamed, Japanese and Thai. The interactive show kitchens, where you can watch chefs prepare your meal, and the contemporary design add to a memorable sense of occasion. As a lover of Portuguese food, I especially enjoy the sauteed tiger prawns with white wine and garlic, and the Portuguese-style pan-fried US beef sirloin with coffee sauce.

3/F, Grand Hyatt Macau
(853) 8868 1920