Portuguese Egg Tart Showdown

Lord Stow's Portugese egg tart MOP$8
I was done shopping in The Venetian’s more than 600 shops. I had more than enough siesta and I was bored silly so I did what any food blogger would do. I tested two Portuguese egg tarts for my very own showdown.

First stop was the iconic Lord Stow’s Bakery located inside The Venetian. I remember when Lord Stow’s first opened small shops all around Hong Kong several years ago the lines to buy egg tarts would wrap around the block. People from Manila would even buy boxes of egg tarts to bring home. Alas the fad has long gone but I’m glad they’re still around.
Lord Stow's Bakery & Cafe @ The Venetian Macao

This warmer showcase did a good job of keeping the egg tarts hot and crisp.
Lord Stow's Bakery & Cafe @ The Venetian Macao-001

Lord Stow's Bakery & Cafe @ The Venetian Macao-002

They also sold lots of different bread and cakes.
Lord Stow's Bakery & Cafe @ The Venetian Macao-003

Sandwich and salad anyone?
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Yogurt, fruit juices, iced tea, cheesecakes were also available. I was really tempted to try the black sesame or chocolate cheesecakes.
Lord Stow's Bakery & Cafe @ The Venetian Macao-004

I chose the egg tart of Choi Heong Yuen Bakery for my showdown vs. Lord Stow’s.
Choi Heong Yuen Bakery Macau- Portugese egg tarts
Both egg tarts cost MOP$8 or P42.
Portugese egg tart showdown = Choi Heong Yuen Bakery vs Lord Stow's Bakery
Portugese egg tart showdown – Choi Heong Yuen Bakery vs Lord Stow’s Bakery

As you can see from the picture below Choi Heong Yuen’s egg tart was much greasier.
Choi Heong Yuen's Portugese egg tart MOP$8
Choi Heong Yuen’s Portugese egg tart MOP$8

Choi Heong Yuen's Portugese egg tart MOP$8-001

The crust was flaky enough and the filling was softer, more eggy and milkier. Not bad at all.
Choi Heong Yuen's Portugese egg tart MOP$8-002

Lord Stow's Portugese egg tart MOP$8
Lord Stow’s Portugese egg tart MOP$8

Lord Stow’s egg tart had a more flaky and buttery crust. The filling was firmer and tasted like the best creme brûlée. It had the perfect balance of egg and cream. It was less sweet too. Amazingly it was just as good the next day when it was cold.
Lord Stow's Portugese egg tart MOP$8-001

While Choi Heong Yuen’s Portugese egg tart was a worthy competitor, Lord Stow’s version was the clear winner. It made a convert out of me since I was never a fan of egg tarts. If I didn’t stop myself I could easily eat 2-3 in a day. Or an hour. Or in 5 minutes.

Choi Heong Yuen Bakery
2130a, Level 3 Shoppes Grand Canal
The Venetian Macao
telephone: +853 2882 8303
Opening Hours:
Sunday to Thursday 10:00am – 11:00pm
Friday to Saturday 10:00am – 12:00am
website

Lord Stow’s Bakery & Café
2119a, Level 3 Shoppes Grand Canal
The Venetian Macao
telephone: +853 2886 6889
Opening Hours:
Sunday to Thursday 10:00am – 11:00pm
Friday to Saturday 10:00am – 12:00am
website

3 thoughts on “Portuguese Egg Tart Showdown

  1. LES! next time try Margaret’s Egg Tart naman 🙂 although the store is not in Cotai sa Macau Peninsula sya

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