Located on a street behind the Red Market, this eatery is one of the oldest traditional dim sum and tea houses in Macau. Inaugurated in the 1960s, it still serves simple and fulfilling food; from steamed dishes (dumplings) to stir-fried noodles, fried rice and other specialties, this is the to-go place for people looking for a relaxing moment and to experience the Macau from its heydays. Dim sum items are all priced at a flat fee of MOP $25 per basket and there’s a wide variety of different teas very popular in Macau and China. Oolong, Pu-erh, Iron Buddha and jasmine are some of the available choices. The menu is in Chinese and set on the glass table, but one can ask the staff for suggestions of food and the best tea to go with the selected dishes.
Long Wa Tea Housde is wide and has several seating areas, with the most rewarding being near the windows, from where one can witness the daily lives of that neighbourhood: people heading to the market, the elderly reading the newspaper and people selling fresh produce at fruit and vegetable stalls across the street.
Long Wa Tea House has a vintage vibe, decorated the same way it’s been since it first opened. It has posters of Mao-Tsé Tung, but also wooden bird cages by the window and lots of little bonsai tree hanging outside. It’s main colors are yellow and green, with pastel inside. There’s also a good collection of Chinese pottery and other artefacts. It’s advisable to go there early (before 12:00pm) to get the best foods from the moving cart. Otherwise, few things will be available.
The red market is also one of the most established ones in town and where you can buy fresh products, such as vegetables and fruit as well, but also fish, beef and poultry.
Opening hours: daily, 7:00am–2:00pm
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