It may be known as a gambling mecca, but those who travel to Hong Kong frequently will know that Macau has much more to offer than slot machines and glitzy casino lights. It’s also a world-class culinary destination, with glittering Michelin-starred temples of gastronomy every which way you look along the strip.
You find it all in Macau: from classic French fine dining to authentic wood-fired pizzerias and of course, authentic Portuguese and Macanese cuisine. If Asian flavours are what you’re craving, you’ll find plenty to sate the appetite under Melco’s grand entertainment complex, encompassing City of Dreams, Altira Macau and Studio City, which together hold a total of seven Michelin stars.
Seek out Japanese flavours at the renowned Shinji by Kanesaka, which delivers a fine omakase experience hailing from Tokyo’s Ginza district. Sushi aficionados will find an array of jet-fresh fish here flown directly from Japan, prepared with the utmost skill and attention-to-detail. The first outlet in Greater China by sushi maestro Shinji Kanesaka,Kanesaka trained at Kyubey in Japan, before launching the first Sushi Kanesaka at the young age of 28. this Michelin-starred restaurant is considered a mecca for legions of sushi fans, of which include international celebrities and government leaders.
Serving Edomae-style sushi, the chefs at Shinji by Kanesaka at City of Dreams present seasonally changing omakase menus rooted in authenticity and tradition, with emphasis on the freshest fish, precisely seasoned rice, fresh wasabi and a homemade soy dipping sauce that’s been left to deepen its flavours over time. Like the original Ginza Sushi Kanesaka, the Macau outlet is TKTK in a nature-inspired aesthetic, with clean and elegant lines rooted in the Japanese style of simplicity. The sushi counter is crafted from a 220-year-old hinoki tree, the heart of the restaurant around which the gastronomic journey commences.
If you’re seeking an authentic Chinese experience, instead, head to one of Melco’s two premium Chinese dining outlets: Pearl Dragon and Ying. With one of the most sumptuous interiors in all of Macau, Pearl Dragon is truly befitting of a celebratory dinner, with an exquisite dining room matched only by the exquisite food on the table. The refined style of head chef Lam Yuk Ming is a mix of provincial flavours and innovative dishes that showcase Chinese delicicacies, from braised abalone with fish maw and Japanese sea cucumber, to double-boiled silk fowl with sea conch, and the impressive platter of braised abalone, fish maw and sea cucumber with goose web.
Over at Ying, a more striking dining room provides a dramatic backdrop for formal occasions. Situated on the 11th floor of Altira, Ying impresses with its seasonal delicacies with impressive formal fare, with the lively main dining room affording panoramic views over Macau. Guests can dine in
Ying: Michelin-starred Chinese Dining with Seasonal Delicacies
Achieving one star in the 2018 Michelin Guide, the exceptionally talented culinary team of Ying takes Chinese cuisine to new heights by injecting innovative ideas to traditional Cantonese dishes. Always passionate about bringing the finest flavors to guests, our chefs only use freshest ingredients to craft for you everything from home style delicacies to impressive formal fare.
Aside from the main dining area with a lively ambiance and spectacular views of Macau, guests can also choose to dine in any of the seven private or three semi-private rooms for an exclusive experience.
Shinji by Kanesaka, Level 1, Crown Towers, City of Dreams Macau, +853 8868 7300