Where to find the ORIGINAL Macau Egg Tart
Famous Portuguese/Macanese Egg Tart, Macau
You can find these iconic yellow egg tarts on every street corner in Macau, and all of them are delicious. BUT, there’s just one original Macau egg tart, and that can be found only at Lord Stow’s Bakery Cafe in Macau.
What is a Macanese Egg Tart?
Traveling is more fun when you can also be a food adventurer. I love trying new dishes as I travel, as it helps me to experience the culture in a deeper way (and I also just love to eat!). But.. It's even more fun when visiting a place that has a blend of many cultures like Macau. Macau is one of China’s SAR, or Special Administrative Regions. It was a part of Portugal until 1999, and now enjoys some degree of semi-autonomy under Chinese rule. Macau was a part of Portugal since the late 16th century, so it’s now wonder that Portuguese culture has deeply influenced Macau. You can see it in the architecture, religion, and last but not least, food.
Where to find the ORIGINAL egg tart in Macau
When visiting Macau, don’t overlook visiting Colane, the quiet region south of the casinos. Here, you will find a world- famous bakery shop called Lord Stow’s. You must not pass it by! Here, Englishman Andrew Stow, brought the original Portuguese egg tart into Macau for the first time in 1989. In just a few short decades, the egg tart became an iconic and integral part of Macau’s food culture. Lord Stow’s concept is fresh baked goods, healthy food, and of a high quality, without any preservatives or additives in their pastries. This is the recipe that every egg tart stop in Macau tries to emulate.
Lord Stow’s Bakery Cafe
The shop is not hard to find. It has two parts: Lord Stow’s Bakery, and Lord Stow’s Cafe. The bakery is for take-out, and the cafe is where you can sit down and eat in. I decided to take an egg tart to go, but took it just across the road to some park benches where I could sit and look out over the ocean.
The egg tart is fresh and warm, and from the very first bite it's SO YUMMY! The crust is buttery, flaky, and perfectly baked. The egg custard is smooth and creamy and not overly sweet. I could eat this all day! The price is very reasonable. It’s no wonder that this became such an icon of Macau!
Price : 10 MOP (Macanese Pataca)
Location: Lord Stow's Bakery (Original shop)
1 Rua do Tassara, Coloane Town Square, Macau
Lord Stow’s has become so popular that you can now find branches throughout Macau and Hong Kong. If you don’t want to go all the way down to Coloane, you can also enjoy an original Lord Stow’s egg tart at the Paresian Casino in Macau.