“Pastel de Nata” or egg tart in English is probably the most popular food associated with Macau. The famous Macanese pastry has a flaky crust with soft and creamy custard inside and caramelized top. When talking about egg tarts, Lord Stow’s is what comes in mind and relate it to being the finest custard pastry. But is it really still the best tasting custard pastry in Macau? With many bakeries offering the pastry puff, I investigated and sampled tarts from different bakeries to validate that very conviction.
Today’s mission: Find the Best Egg Tart in Macau!
Had an early start today for that sole assignment of finding the most delicious egg tart. Passed by the beautiful Rua de Sao Paolo and Calcada Amparo (fondly called as Portuguese Street) heading to our first egg tart stop.
From my previous visits, this shop has been a constant stop for a serving of milk tea and egg tart. This to-go snack outlet serve pretty much the same good-tasting egg tart with Lord Stow’s. Located at 7A Rua da Palha – the street adjacent to Rua do Monte/ Calcada da Rocha (the whole stretch is also called Rua de Sao Pao) , the alley leading to the Ruins of St. Paul. Two (2) egg tarts for MOP20.00
Next stop is Hello Kitty Obrigado. Tucked in one of the nooks of Senado Square, this cute patisserie offers Macanese egg tarts with a tad of Hokkaido milk, making it deliciously distinct and creamier. And it being served on a really cute Hello Kitty tart cup, makes it so instagram-worthy. Hello Kitty Obrigado also sells other Macanese delicacies like meat jerky and almond cookies, all shaped like Hello Kitty. They also offer cookies , French Macarons and an array of blended beverages. Location: Travesso de Sao Domingos (the alley beside McDonalds in Senado Square). Operating Hours: 10:00AM-8:00PM daily. Egg Tart Price: MOP10 each.
3rd stop is Macau Tower! From Senado Square, hailed Bus No. 7, stopped at the “Terminal” and walked to the tower. Enjoyed the hike along Av. Panoramic do Lago Sai Van and adoring the picturesque view of Av. da Republica from the other side of Sai Van Lake; I even had a set of outfit of the day shots along the way which I will be posting real soon on a separate blog post. Too bad though for 180 Lounge (restaurant located at the 59th floor of Macau Tower) wasn’t serving egg tarts during our visit. Oh well, perhaps next time.
From Macau Tower, we hopped on a hotel bus to Studio City Macau for Cotai Egg Tarts. The tarts here has a crispy and flaky outside crust but goes a bit softer on the inner side of the crust; stuffed with creamy custard having a great taste resemblance with Lord Stow’s. Cotai Egg Tart is located at Studio City Macau‘s food hall. Egg Tart Price: MOP12 each.
Short of time, decided to drop by Taipa, which is just a few kilometres away from Cotai, and resume my mission tomorrow. Strolled the length of Rua Governor (Governor Street), which my friends and I toured in 2014, revisiting some familiar spots like Templo de Pak Tai da Taipa and the milk tea place which we unanimously became a fan of.
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