Stamp Issue “Macanese Gastronomy” Available for Sale from 15th August
09/08/2022 12:08

Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau originally scheduled the issuance of the new stamp theme “Macanese Gastronomy” on 20th July 2022. Due to the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia, the sale of the philatelic products and hand-back service (cancellation date will be the issue date: 20th July 2022) will be postponed to 15th August 2022, while the issue date will remain unchanged. Mailing service of the above issue will not be available.


Macanese Gastronomy is a fusion cuisine, based on Portuguese cuisine, and a blend of ingredients, spices and cooking methods from China, Africa, India, Japan, Malaysia and South Asian countries.


Macanese cuisine was born after the settlement of the Portuguese in Macao in the mid-16th century, followed by people of different ethnicities from Africa, India, Japan, Malaysia and South Asian countries.


Macanese Gastronomy reflects Macao’s unique culinary culture, and it was inscribed on the National List of Representative Items of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of China in 2021, highlighting its role as one of Macao’s tourism assets.


This issue includes a set of four stamps and one souvenir sheet. The images illustrate five culinary delights selected from the Macanese Cuisine Database, including: Minchi (Stir-fried Minced Meat), Porco Balichão Tamarindo (Pork Stew), Tacho (Assorted Meat Stew), Porco Bafassá (Braised and Roasted Pork) and Bolo Menino (Almond and Coconut Cake).


The above issue will be available for sale at the General Post Office (9:00a.m. to 5:30p.m.). The philatelic products are as follows:


Philatelic Products Selling Price Quantity
Set of 4 Stamps 17.00 patacas 200,000
Sheetlet 68.00 patacas  
Souvenir Sheet 14.00 patacas 200,000
First Day Cover with Stamps 23.00 patacas 3,000
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 20.00 patacas 3,000
Information Brochure 7.00 patacas 4,000
Information Brochure with Stamps 24.00 patacas  
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 21.00 patacas  
Set of 4 Postcards 12.00 patacas 3,000
Set of 4 Maximum Cards 29.00 patacas  


The stamp designer of this issue is Mr. Victor Hugo Marreiros, and the text of the information brochure is written by the Macanese Association.


This is the eighth theme of 2022 issues. The previous issued stamps are “Lunar Year of the Tiger” on 05/01/2022, “Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022” on 25/01/2022, the label stamp “Lunar Year of the Tiger” on 15/02/2022, “Red Cotton Tree Flower” on 01/03/2022, “Sixth Patriarch – Hui Neng” on 10/03/2022, “70th Anniversary of the Nursery Service of the Women’s General Association” on 21/05/2022, “50th Anniversary of the Promulgation of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage” on 10/06/2022, and “Feast of Saint John” on 24/06/2022.


Technical Data of Stamp “Macanese Gastronomy”


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