Open for little more than a year, this restaurant in the port area of Barra has quickly become a popular go-to for its contemporary take on Portuguese comfort food. Macanese siblings José and Vanda Rodrigues’ industrial-chic two-storey space showcases ingredients sourced mainly from Ponte de Sor, in central Portugal, from the restaurant’s olive oil to its meats. The dishes and even the home-ground spices here are all inspired by family recipes. A standout on the farm-to-table menu is the incredibly moreish bacalhau à brás, a classic Portuguese dish in which shredded salted cod is combined with onions, potatoes and scrambled eggs and served here with crispy, well-seasoned fries. Other highlights include juicy Portuguese grilled chicken served whole and the slow-cooked porco preto (black pork), available as either grilled ribs or slow-cooked neck loin. Props to the tomato rice, too. It’s fragrant, perfectly balanced and the ideal accompaniment to any of the mains.
310 Rua do Almirante Sérgio, Macao, (853) 2896 6313