Probably one of the most famous egg tarts here in Manila is Lord Stow’s. In fact, I used to not like egg tarts, but when Lord Stow’s came to Manila, I tried it and surprisingly loved it! I remember buying those egg tarts every week after having tried it. Of course, it came to a point that I got fed up with it. It has been years now since I last ate one, until my last trip in Macau. 🙂
During my first visit to Macau last June, I already heard about the famous Koi Kei Bakery and their Portuguese Egg Tart. My friends and I were not able to try it though due to time constraint. It’s quite far from Venetian and we didn’t had the energy to walk along Senado Square to St. Paul Ruins. But when I went back to Macau this August, I made sure to taste this popular Portuguese Egg Tart from Koi Kei Bakery. And you know what made this Macau trip special…we don’t have to walk all the way to Sendao Square to grab a bite of this. While walking around Venetian, we saw this stall in the middle with sooo many people. We got curious of course since we thought there was some performer. When we drew nearer, oh dear, it was the Koi Kei Bakery! I’m actually not sure if that stall was there last June. In fact, it’s not a stall. It’s definitely bigger, I just don’t know how it is called. Hehehe! Just take a look at the photo on the right.
Anyway, since I finally saw what I’ve been looking for, I bought the mysterious egg tart to try why everyone are raving about this.
So how was it? Well, I’m not so sure if I expected too much, but for my taste, it’s just a regular egg tart, similar to Lord Stow’s. It is delicious, but I don’t find it that special. The outer crust is crispy, which is quite messy when you eat it. The inner filling is served warm and like Lord Stow’s, it is creamy. It is a snack that those with sweet tooth will also love. 🙂 Well, for me, the egg tart of Koi Kei Bakery is still worth a try once you visit Macau. I swear, everyone is just raving about it! 🙂 In fact, when you get to the Macau airport/ pier, a lot of tourists bring home boxes and boxes of this egg tart! So, won’t you just wanna taste that when you see people carrying such??? Hehehe! 🙂