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Monday, July 7, 2008
Lord Stow’s Cafe
Largo do Matadouro, Coloane Village, Macau
Actually, I have an ulterior motive for visiting Coloane Village. My main purpose is not to see the church but to eat the original Portuguese egg tarts. The egg tarts in Macau originated from this cafe, owned by Andrew Stow who has unfortunately passed away.
Besides egg tarts, the cafe also sells a range of freshly baked pastries and breads.
The Lord Stow’s Egg Tarts (HKD$7/SGD$1.20) are excellent! Different from the egg tarts in Hong Kong and even in Portugal itself, Macau’s version is more decadent, with a buttery flaky pastry shell and rich custard filling.
Being a tiramisu lover, I had to try the Tirami”Stow” (HKD$18/SGD$3.20). This rendition of the Italian style coffee truffle is different from the traditional tiramisu. There are no lady fingers and it’s creamier. The coffee liquor is very strong!
The Serradura (HKD$18/SGD$3.20) is a traditional Portuguese dessert which literally means “sawdust”. It’s really fattening as it’s made with cream and condensed milk with crushed biscuits sprinkled on top.
While egg tarts are available at bakeries all over Macau – especially near Senado Square, you’ll have to make the trip out to Coloane to taste the original, which locals still swear is the best.
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