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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Margaret’s Café e Nata
Gum Loi Building, Macau
2871 0032

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!


8:17 AM



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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