Lord Stow’s Portuguese Tarts – Macao
A quick post from my Asia collection…
1 Rua Do Tassara, Coloane
Town Square, Macao
Craving for egg tarts, I looked through some of my HK / Macao photos and realised I had not yet posted (among many other posts) about Macao’s infamous Portuguese Tarts. Macao rule #1 (an adaptation from an age old Chinese saying): if you go to Macao and you don’t have some of Lord Stow’s Portuguese Tart, then you really haven’t been to Macao. I must’ve had at least 5 in the one sitting…
Despite the out-of-the-way location, many people still flock to the original store for the best Portuguese tarts in Macao. The lines are invariably long, people leave with hands full with boxes of tarts. Andrew Stow’s philosophy continues to be in effect with the highest possible quality in each tart – each must have the right amount of caramelisation with yellow hues of custard peeking through the char black, whilst the puff pastry is just the perfect thickness.
Technically speaking these Portuguese tarts aren’t purely Portuguese (as with many things “asian-ified”) – they have both an English and Chinese touch to them. The custard has a delicious syrupy element with each bite of velvety smooth custard which they say is more “eggy” than its original Portuguese version – love it! And, the oh-so buttery pastry just crumbles in the mouth. Heaven!!!
Caution: please remember to let cool slightly, especially when they are piping hot from the oven!
Rating: yummy+2. I would fly there right now to have some!
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