Macau may be known for its gambling establishments but did you know it's also a haven for baked products? In fact, even before Macau became a haven for casino-goers, the region was well known for selling some of the best egg tarts in the world. Let's take a look at some of the best bakeries in the area according to locals.
Koi Kei Bakery
In Macau, people think of Koi Kei Bakery when they think of desserts. This bakery makes the most amazing almond cakes, crunchy peanut candies, and egg rolls. Locals say the bakery continues to thrive because of its passion to keep evolving. If in the past it only sold almond cakes, it now makes almond cake with ma hu (pork bits), and egg rolls with seaweed. The combination may sound weird at first but locals say the taste makes sense.
Koi Kei has sixteen branches in Macau. Its main branch is located at 46-50 Rua Do Cunha, Taipa, Macau.
Tai Lei Loi Kei
Tai Lei Loi Kei serves the most popular pork chops in Macau. Locals say the pork chop tastes sweet, tender, and its flavourful juices keep them coming back for more. Those who'd like to turn this pork chop experience into a quick meal can buy delicious toasted buns from the store, which are soft on the inside to absorb the juices of the pork, and crispy on the outside to accentuate the overall flavour.
Tai Lei Loi Kei is located at Largo Governador Tamagnini Barbosa, Taipa, Macau. It also has a branch in Singapore.
Lord Stow’s Bakery and Café
The Venetian, according to the casino information portal, is the biggest hotel and casino establishment in Macau. What it fails to mention, however, is that it also serves some of the most delicious delicacies in the region, and houses the legendary bakeshop that has taken the world by storm. That's right! The globally-popular Lord Stow's Bakery can be found right here at the Venetian!
The buttery-flaky crust and the warm custard egg of Lord Stow’s egg tarts are enough to make bread lovers crazy! It’s a one-of-a-kind experience that first-time visitors of Macau should never miss. It has the perfect balance of flavours and a pleasantly-mild sweet aftertaste, that complements any afternoon tea.
Lord Stow’s Bakery and Café have a lot of branches but the Venetian address is: 3/F, Shop 2119a,The Grand Canal Shoppes, Venetian, Macao.