Thursday, June 19, 2008

PORTUGESE EGG TART ....from Macau

These photos were taken at Macau Airport during my last trip there in March. We arrived Macau from Hong Kong in late evening. We tried to search for some freshly baked ones in the City, but sadly it was all sold out. Luckily, the airport's cafe do have freshly baked ones too, but of course, at a much higher price than those bakeries outside.
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Albeit the premium price, it was worth every dollar paid. The multiple layer pastry was flaky and buttery in taste. In contrast with the pastry, the custard filling is smooth, soft and rich in flavour. I simply love the burnt caramelised bits!
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Heavenly good! A must try when one visits Macau!
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There is a reason for this post. I will be heading to Macau for the weekend, so yes, this is what I will be having for the next couple of days. Yumzz..Portugese Tart HERE I COME!!!!

29 comments:

wmw said...

Portugese Tart COME TO ME!!! Hahaha...

CUMI & CIKI said...

wow lucky u! enjoy ur trip :)

Kenny Mah // Life for Beginners said...

Enjoy Macau, dear! Try and bring back the authentic recipe for these egg tarts ya? ;)

Nic (KHKL) said...

dropping by hong kong as well? have a great trip, ya! ;)

a feast, everyday said...

tt reminds me ... i am yet to post my Macao trip! Lucky u, have fun in macao. Zero fare?

New Kid on the Blog said...

eh, looks so soft inside hor??!! was it sweet? i always find portugese tarts very sweet.

Precious Pea said...

wmw: Coming! Coming!

cumi & ciki: Thanks! I sure will :)

kenny: I have the recipe somewhere but just too lazy to try it out.

nic: No HK this time as the trip is too short. Furthermore i just went in March and sale season starting only next weekend i think.

droolteam: Any good recommendation on where to eat?

nkotb: The one we had at Airport was very sweet but the pastry was really good. Lord Stow's tart was the best i tasted followed by Dumbo Restaurant. Yet to try those from Margaret.

tigerfish said...

HOOT! Portugese Egg Tarts! Enjoy your Macau trip. Koi Kee Bakeries along the street to Ruin de St Paul sell Portugese Egg Tarts too! There is also a stall right at Senado Sq that sells Portugese Egg Tarts.

Camemberu said...

Whoaaa...flaky crust and creamy soft custard, so droolicious!!! Macau! Travel! So lucky! Have a fabulous trip!

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

u lucky u! hey, u must eat lord stowe's egg tarts! n if u going to hk, do try n get a table at tai wing wah (see my hk posts). have fun!

Precious Pea said...

tigerfish: I tried to get from the one in senado square last trip but they closed oledi when i reached. Hope i can get it this time as well as other places to do a comparison study on the best portugese tart!!

camemberu: Thanks! I am so excited and looking forward to this trip..which is just less than 9 hours away. :)

terri: I actually took a bus to Coloane just for Lord Stow egg tart. BEST! But not sure will do it again this time. Not going HK cos it just a short trip. But am dying to try Tai Wing Wah!

christine said...

i guess its never easy to find really good portuguese tart around..have fun in ur trip and birng more food back..haha

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Oooh, lucky you! Have fun! Love Portuguese egg tarts!

mimid3vils said...

Do The King's version taste similar to Macao version?

J2Kfm said...

wah! portuguese egg tarts ... such yummy, creamy goodness.
you're so lucky, get to travel so much. I'm green now. with envy ...

Big Boys Oven said...

this is sure lovely!

mama bok said...

We used to have a good Portuguese tart place in singapore. And i really liked it.. but then hor.. eat too much quite jelat.. if you know what i mean. But they were like $1.20 then.. and that was some good 10 yrs ago.

ling239 said...

wow... more Portugese Tarts for u i guess... happy holidays ^_^

fatboybakes said...

yummy. are they really portuguese in origin?

Simply...Gluten-free said...

Great pictures. Glad you got your fix.

The Cooking Ninja said...

wah ... egg tart. Haven't eat this for a long time ... now I'm craving for it :( No egg tart here.

Jun said...

macau again??! wah lau... i think u ate the whole of hk and macau edi @_@

~Christine~Leng said...

wow... macau again!
I missed their tarts!!
My dad ta-pao-ed some for me the last time he went! Still as good when they got home.

Precious Pea said...

christine: Maybe someone should start a branch here hor?

wandering chopsticks: Thank you. Yes...i did have lots of fun. Will post on my trip soon.

mimid3vils: Err...I might be bias but nothing close to King's.

j2kfm: Luckily you are green with envy. I tot you turning into a HULK! HAHAHA!

bbo: Sure do!

mamabok and cooking ninja: Maybe you can try baking some at home? I am tempted to try.

ling239: Thank you.

FBB: According to Wikipedia, yes, the tart was created before the 18th centure by Catholic Sisters at the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon. But those in Macau originated from Lord Stow's Cafe which has been modified using techniques of making English custard tarts.

simply gluten free: I had so many tarts..i think that should fix my craving for the next one year.

jun: Nolah..not yet although that's my mission! Hahaha!

Christine: Hehe..good hor? I also ta-pao-ed some back.

Archana said...

have a great time. When you get there, I would love to have you get the recipe for this as well :). BTW, I am hosting a ONE DISH MEAL EVENT, I would love for you to participate. The details are in my site. Looking forward to an entry from you.

Precious Pea said...

Hi archana! I do have the recipe for Portugese tart but yet to try it out cos am not good in baking pastry stuff. Your One Dish Meal Event sounds interesting. Will think of something to participate. Thanks for the invitation.

Carlota said...

hi, can you bring the egg tarts with you in the airplane?? i'm thinking of buying some as take home gifts for my family in philippines when i go there soon. thanks.

Precious Pea said...

Hi Carlota,

Yes, they do allowed. I brought back 2 boxes few days ago and no prob at all. But do note that it should be consumed within 2 days otherwise the pastry will turn soggy.

Carlota said...

Thanks Pea. I'm sure it will not take more than a day before egg tart will be eaten in our house. aheehh. have a great day.

 

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