Traditional Macanese comfort foods like feijoada and minchi are reminders of a simpler time in Macau’s history.

by Erik R. Trinidad

Food is an integral part of culture. But what happens when cultures change, and change rapidly, as is the case with Macau?

The Macau Peninsula has long been influenced by the Portuguese, who established a trading port there in the mid-16th century. In fact, it was a proper colony from 1887 up until 1999, when the Europeans transferred sovereignty back to China—but the region’s unique blend of Portuguese and Chinese roots rarely comes up when people talk about travelling to Macau…

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April 08, 2019