What is a national dish? A Macanese classic that every family in Macau cooks their own way: minchee, or minchi, made with minced beef or pork, potatoes and a fried egg. Photo: Bernice Chan
What is a national dish? A Macanese classic that every family in Macau cooks their own way: minchee, or minchi, made with minced beef or pork, potatoes and a fried egg. Photo: Bernice Chan
Jason Wordie
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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

If there was a Hong Kong ‘national dish’ what would it be? And how about one for the Macanese?

  • National dishes are sometimes controversial, and everyone has their own idea about the recipe
  • It’s even more complicated for diasporic communities, such as those of Hong Kong and Macau - but we have a couple of suggestions

What is a national dish? A Macanese classic that every family in Macau cooks their own way: minchee, or minchi, made with minced beef or pork, potatoes and a fried egg. Photo: Bernice Chan
What is a national dish? A Macanese classic that every family in Macau cooks their own way: minchee, or minchi, made with minced beef or pork, potatoes and a fried egg. Photo: Bernice Chan
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