The Eight offers fine Cantonese cuisine in Macau

Tracey Furniss

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 09 June, 2015, 10:29pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 09 June, 2015, 10:29pm

The Eight is arguably one of the best Cantonese restaurants in the region. Garnering three Michelin stars, the restaurant pays meticulous attention to detail in the food and its presentation, and the design.

Famed designer Alan Chan created the lavish aquatic-themed interior, with three-dimensional giant silk goldfish elaborately embroidered on panels on the main wall, while a black marble pond in the middle of the room has a ball chandelier almost touching the water, with its reflection resembling the numeral eight. There are many references to the lucky number in the design, including the booths in the centre of the room forming the shape of an eight.

The restaurant offers the finest in Cantonese and Huiyang cuisines, using the freshest ingredients combined with top cooking techniques and artistic presentation. Lunch must-tries include dim sum, with more than 50 varieties to choose from. We enjoyed the char siu bau shaped like porcupines with a crunchy base, and the crystal blue shrimp dumplings shaped like goldfish. Other innovative main dishes include roasted pork belly with guava sauce, and steamed rice in a clay pot with preserved sausage, chicken and black truffle.

Chef recommendations available in the evening include a deep-fried crab fillet with spicy salt, braised beef ribs, and sauteed lobster balls in home-made chilli sauce with crispy rice and served with romaine lettuce. There is a selection of desserts including baked Alaska with red bean sorbet (for two) and bird's nest with egg custard and red beans. And the wine selection boasts 9,300 labels from major regions and includes ratings from wine critic Robert Parker. 

The Eight
2/F, Grand Lisboa Hotel, Avenida de Lisboa, Macau
(853) 8803 7788