One thing I find pretty interesting is that I seldom dine out in Macau other than the restaurants that are in my hotel. This may be due to the very inconvenient public transportation, or the super-satisfying quality of hotel restaurants in Macau. Nonetheless, I finally made my way to these sweet spots!
Tsujiri (front), Taj Mahal (behind)
都路里 (前), 泰姬陵 (後)
KAFKA, a French patisserie owned by a chef who was trained at the Cordon Bleu, is known for their amazing dome-shaped cakes. Their signatures include the Tsujiri, which will definitely satisfy any match-a-holic and the Taj Mahal, which draws inspiration from India. The Taj Mahal is enveloped with a sweet caramel coating. One must try their caramel macchiato with its thick foam and homemade caramel sauce. It's irresistibly heart-warming!
Coco-mango - mango & coconut custard with roasted coconut
Raspberry, blueberry & custard with meringue drops
Pink - rose & lychee
Owned by two pastry chefs, Oh la la is the new Parisian gourmet bakery that offers French pastries, including their signature eclairs, macarons and some other savoury treats. The cake counter, it is truly aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The endless selection of eclairs feature mainly fruits, berries and chocolate flavours, whereas the macarons are full of beautiful colours. My favourites, as well as a few recommended flavours would include the coco-mango, lemon tart and chocolate hazelnut.
Pink grapefruit, guava
If you go straight and turn right at Fancl, the cosmetic shop, there's a gelato ice cream shop in the alley in back of Macau's central shopping area. At the counter, prepare to be given a glimpse of the colourful selections behind the case: ferrero rocher, durian, watermelon, macadamia nuts, kiwi, raspberry yoghurt (the list goes on). All of the flavours that are displayed are believed to be handcrafted by LemonCello's own Italian recipe.
Kafka Sweets and Gourmandises 卡夫卡
Address: No. 152, Rue De Braga, Macao Taipa, Ilhas, Macau
Telephone: +853 2882 0086
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 13:30-22:00
Oh la la French Patisserie
Address: Rua de Coelho do Amaral, no55, Loja A RC, Edf. Ka Pou, Macau
Telephone: +853 6555 3265
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11:00-20:30
LemonCello Gelato 檸檬車露
Address: G/F, 11 Travessa da Se (beside Lou Kau Mansion), Macau
Telephone: +853 2833 1570
Opening Hours: Sun-Fri 11:00-23:00 ; Sat 11:00-00:00