Macao Tourism Blog

How to make Macao’s Famous Portuguese Egg Tart

2019-12-02T22:41:59+00:00 December 2nd, 2019|Gastronomy|

Get your hands on this authentic recipe for Macao’s best known treat! Of all Macao’s icons, there is none more beloved than the Portuguese egg tart. With its flaky pastry crust, delicious custard filling and crispy bruleed top, The Macao-style egg tart continues to win the world over with every bite. Inspired by the pastéis de nata from Portugal, the tarts were a creation of British baker, Andrew Stow, in 1989. After tasting the tarts in Portugal, Stow returned to Macau and created his own Macanese version. Once the recipe was perfected, Lord Stow’s Bakery was born (in Coloane Village) and the rest is history. Creamier, flakier and richer than its Cantonese counterpart ‘dan tat’ (egg tart), the Portuguese egg tart is best served warm, fresh out of the oven from any one of Macao’s specialty bakeries. Authentic Portuguese egg tart recipe If you can’t wait before your next trip [...]

17 things to do in Macao (that aren’t casinos)

2019-11-22T08:32:51+00:00 November 25th, 2019|Culture, Experiences|

Big on adventure but short on time? These are the 17 must-dos in Macao. Macao is proof that good things come in small packages. Covering just 30km2, Macao is packed with cultural treasures, gastronomical eats and enough events and festivals to keep you entertained all year round.  Visit the Ruins of St. Paul’s Located at the top of a hill, the Ruins of St. Paul’s was hailed as the ‘Vatican of the Far East’ during its time. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and part of the Historic Centre of Macao (a collection of 30 locations), the church reflects Macao’s unique ‘east meets west’ past. Chinese craftsmen were involved in the design and construction, as evidenced by Asian characters and iconography adorning the facade.  Enjoy one of the many Events and Festivals Macao is fast becoming known as Asia’s festival city. It doesn’t matter what time of year you visit, there’s [...]