Alma means ‘soul’ in Portuguese and the soul of Portuguese cooking has many roots. Portugal has a rich history and its culture and cuisine is a result of the flow of many different civilizations, all which have left their mark on the country and its cooking. This can be seen in the wide variety of spices used including piri-piri (fiery chili peppers from Africa), black and white peppers, cinnamon and vanilla. Although every region of Portugal will have its own specialty dishes, bacalhau (salted codfish) unites the nation as does a love of wine and winemaking, which the Portuguese have done since Roman times. At Alma we offer a taste of Portuguese, Macanese ane Hong Kong-style home cooking, made with joy to be shared family-style.