During our trip to Macau, we stayed at the Venetian Hotel and after a bit of adventure (getting lost) finally found Lord Stow’s Bakery and Café to eat their famous egg tarts.Even though we already have it here in Manila, we believed a taste there was in order for a good comparison.
We were a bit pressed for time since we were only staying in Macau overnight so we were not able to visit the original store in Coloane.
A couple of trays of egg tarts tempt you from the display shelf.
We believed the branch in Venetian was also good since they are made and baked on the premises, you can even observe the bakers doing their thing through the large glass windows.
Lauren initially ordered a croissant, since she was adamant that she did not want egg tarts despite never trying it.
We got a pair of egg tarts (MOP8 or around P43), still a bit hot, evidence of their freshness. We couldn’t wait to eat them after bringing them to our little table. After the first bite, Irene and I both just looked at each other knowing we were both going to say this was the best egg tart we ever had.
Each piece was flaky yet able to hold the creme brulee like filling inside. The filling was sweet, with a strong caramel taste, and creamy, perfect when hot and from the oven. A taste you can only fully understand once you get a taste.
Lauren became curious when we turned silent, fully focused on our egg tarts. She asked if she could have a taste, and immediately made it her own. I had to stand and go buy some more at the counter. This first taste has led her eating lots of egg tarts since. She likes the once from Macau Restaurant in Hong Kong as well as the local Lord Stow’s.
Having a bit of egg tart craving, Irene and I went and bought a box of 6 from the local franchise, the price is actually almost the same at P42/piece here. The taste is where they differ, the ones here are tamer and has less caramel taste as well as being not as flaky as the ones from Macau. We still buy a box almost every week for Lauren, we only dig in when the craving is great since it just makes us miss the ones in Macau more.
So if you ever visit Macau, be sure to try out Lord Stow’s. There are lots of places selling egg tarts all over Macau, but be steadfast and hold out for Lord Stows since they are all around the same price. Lord Stow’s egg tarts are just so much better.
Lord Stows Bakery & Café
The Grand Canal Shoppes,
The Venetian, Macau.
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