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Golden delight

Written by Joseff Musa

You can’t say you’ve truly experienced Macau until you’ve enjoyed the famous Portuguese egg tarts from the iconic Lord Stow’s Bakery.

Macau is known for the booming economy of its casino businesses. But long before it was dubbed the Las Vegas of the East, its signature offering to visitors and citizens alike was the Portuguese egg tart cooked fresh at Lord Stow’s Bakery.

Nestled away from the bustle of Macau’s bright lights, the three-decade old bakery continues to serve its signature treat, introduced by the founder himself, Andrew Stow, in a modest village shop in Coloane.

The egg tarts are freshly baked everyday with original ingredients retained from the day Lord Stow’s Bakery first opened in 1989.

Upon arrival, the store welcomes you with trays of the famed pastéis de nata beckon. The wondrous tartlets are warmly served, the flaky layered pastry is crisp and golden and the sweet custard is gooey with dark amber speckles bursting with flavor. Needless to say, one egg tart is never enough.

Andrew’s egg tarts are renowned worldwide, attracting faithful followers and becoming a popular export for many visitors to Macau.

The popularity of Lord Stow’s Bakery has seen new stores opened in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines and it is common to see queues of eager customers snaking their way out the door at every venue, intent on either sampling this succulent pastry or buying a  box to take back home.