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The views expressed in this blog are based entirely on personal tastes and preferences. Please do not take them as professional interpretations.

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Monday, July 7, 2008

Lord Stow’s Cafe
Largo do Matadouro, Coloane Village, Macau
2888 2174


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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WELCOME!

In ancient Greek mythology, sirens are creatures which have the body of a bird and the head of a woman. They have such sweet voices that sailors who heard their songs were lured into grounding their boats on the rocks on which the nymphs sang.

To me, food are like the sirens in so many ways. Intoxicating, wonderful, beautiful and yet, so very deadly if you let them get the better of you. Food is a big part of my life and it’s meant to be appreciated and savored slowly. I admit that I am extremely particular about what I eat. If it’s not something I want to put in my body, I’d rather not eat. Some people eat to live while others live to eat. I’ve yet to discover which side of the camp I’m in… What about you?

I hope that you will enjoy reading about my food adventures as much as I like writing them. And many thanks to my family and friends who always wait patiently for me to take photos before digging in!

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