Portuguese style egg tarts are everywhere in Macau. However, only one company claims to be the original, in the tiny former Portuguese colony. Lord Stow’s Bakery was first established in 1989, in Coloane Macau, and now has its own lovely café next door. With its huge popularity (now four other cafés) in Macau, franchises have popped up in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and the Philippines.
Interestingly, the man behind Lord Stow’s Bakery (Andrew Stow) was not Portuguese, not even Macanese, he was in fact British. Lord Stow’s egg tart mix is the best of the original Portuguese Pasteis de Nata with some classic English touches. The top-secret recipe is considered heavier than the traditional Portuguese version and the egg mixture itself is slightly sweeter. This tart consists of custard in a crème brûlée-like consistency with a caramelized top surrounded by a light, flaky puff pastry case. Heavenly. A must-try during your trip to Macau!
Lord Stow’s Bakery
1 Rua Do Tassara, Coloane Town Square, Macau
Hours: 7am-10pm, everyday
Tel: (853) 28882534