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Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Margaret’s Café e Nata
Gum Loi Building, Macau
This cafe just next to our hostel is another famous place to try the local Portuguese egg tarts and other pastries. Actually, Margaret, the café's owner and who used to be married to Lord Stow, helped Lord Stow found his bakery in 1989. After their separation, she founded Margaret's Café e Nata to much public fanfare.
The Portuguese Custard Egg Tart (HKD$7/SGD$1.20) tasted as marvelously as the one from Lord Stow’s Café. I suppose the same recipe was used since they were husband and wife. The top of the tart is slightly charred to give it a crisp texture and there’s a sprinkling of cinnamon on top.
I also tried the Vegetarian Quiche (HKD$12/SGD$2.10) which was delicious! The pastry is not too buttery and thick, the filling is creamy and substantial, and the texture is quite smooth and a little crisp.
We bought the Apple Pie (HKD$10/SGD$1.80) to eat on the flight back to Singapore. Maybe because it wasn’t warm and had been sitting for a long time, the pastry was too soft. The apple filling was very generous though.
Business was very brisk while we were there. The staff was very efficient and no-nonsense.
Hui Yi and Jia Ling, I hope you enjoyed the egg tarts! This is the place where I bought them. I think they will taste twice or thrice as nice when eaten piping hot from the oven!
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