Saturday, 28 February 2009

Portuguese tarts at Lord Stow's Garden Cafe, Macau

Lord Stow's Bakery, originally owned by an Englishman, Andrew Stow, was the first in Macau to sell Portugese egg tarts. Another popular joint that sells them closer in town is Cafe e Nata, created by ex-wife of Stow when they seperated.

Cafe e Nata is extremely popular, and also seems to be packed full of people! Maybe it's the convenient location, combined with the delicious, flaky tarts that makes this place impossible to find a seat. However, I prefer the quiet ambience at Lord Stow's.

There are various locations of Lord Stow's, mostly all of them are situated on Coloane.

The extensive menu included many main meals and desserts. But of course, you can't go past the thing that they are most famous for...
Piping hot, melt in your mouth tarts. I could eat a tray of these in one sitting! hehe

Papaya milkshake
The lovely garden setting outside

Lord Stow's Bakery

1 Rua da Tassara, Coloane Town Square, Macau

Lord Stow's Garden Cafe

Rua da Cordoaria, 105 Edf. Coloane, Coloane Village, Macau

MGM Grand Macau, MGM Patisserie

Tucked away in a quiet corner of the casino was this patisserie, full of delicious looking sandwiches, cakes, pastries, quiches and chocolate! It was tough trying to decide what to try as everything looked so good!

They had an afternoon tea deal for $88 MOP which includes a sandwich and cake of your choice, and coffee or tea.

Awesome sandwich with some kind of ham and brie- tasty and the bread was so good!

If my memory serves me right, this was a peach and pistachio mousse cake- the selection of cakes were so pretty and they all looked yum so it was decisions decisions!!

This one doesn't look like anything special, but looks can be deceiving!! A creamy mango and coconut combination.

My drink- Pink Rose, which was a blend of pineapple juice, strawberry, mango and some other fruit, it mainly tasted like banana though!
MGM Grand Macau

Friday, 27 February 2009

Macau Snapshots

One of Macau's many temples

Inside the Venetian

The Venetian

Casino Lisboa & the newer Grand Lisboa


MGM Grand

The Ruins of St Paul

More bright lights- Casino Lisboa, Macau's original casino

Pretty Chinese New Year lights