Thursday, 14 October 2010

Lord Stow's Bakery - Coloane Village, Macau

A trip to Macau isn't complete without paying a visit to the famous home of the portugese tart, Lord Stow's Bakery.

I'm a fan of the peaceful little cafe that is moments away from the bakery - they have a garden area where you can just sit and enjoy a coffee or have lunch, far more relaxing than Margaret's Cafe e Nata which is on the main Macau island and is quite hot, busy and crowded at the best of times.

A little timeline and interesting story of how the Portugese Tart came about

Delicious caramalised eggy goodness <3

Organic peach and apricot tea - did not taste like I expected! Tasted like haw flakes or really old stewed peaches/apricot. I was expecting a dupe for the fragrant and fresh peach tea I had at Shangri-La in Singapore, so I was obviously sorely disappointed. Experimenting with trying new tea flavours ends up either really good, or really REALLY bad.  This one wasn't terrible, but it just wasn't to my taste.

Walking around Coloane:

A lot of the buildings on the island are older style, which gives it a quaint little village type feel still...

Salted fish hung out to dry

There were a few of these shops dotted along the streets, selling all sorts of dried fish goodies.  The flies loved these stores!

Lovely sunshiny day - it was a weekday too, which means we pretty much had the whole place to ourselves!

A customs stand

And back over the bridge to Macau for some more eating adventures! 

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