Andrew’s Egg Tarts – Lord Stow’s Bakery 澳門安德魯餅店官方 (Macau)
One of the must-eat food when visiting Macau is 葡撻 (Portuguese Egg Tarts). Ironically, the creator of these custard tarts was not a baker from Portugal but an English pharmacist.
Andrew Stow was nicknamed “Lord Stow” by the local Portuguese during his stint at Hyatt’s Alfonso Restaurant (then Macau’s leading Portuguese restaurant of the day) because he was an Englishman “lording it” over them.
On 15th September 1989, Andrew and his wife Margaret Wong opened their first bake shop in Coloane Village, Macau, and named it Lord Stow’s Bakery. In 1990 (the year Audrey was born), Andrew experimented and came up with his own specialty of Portuguese Egg Tarts which became synonymous with Macau.
Demand for Andrew’s egg tarts spread when journalists started writing about Lord Stow’s Bakery and in 1997, the franchising of Andrew’s scrumptious creation led to Asia’s Egg Tart frenzy.
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In 2006, Andrew Stow was named in Macau’s New Year’s Honour List and was awarded a Special Medal for Services to Tourism by the Macau government. On 25th October in the same year, Andrew died unexpectedly from a sudden asthma attack. His sister, Eileen (also his business partner for many years) and daughter, Audrey, continue to run his bakery business.
Andrew’s Egg Tarts today is equally good, if not better, than when I first had these little pieces of heaven, back in early 1990s. Andrew’s successors have held his standard of excellence and are doing him proud.
Lord Stow’s Bakery (original shop)
Address: 1 Rua Da Tassara,
Coloane Town Square,
Tel: (853) 28882534
Operating hours: Daily
7am – 10pm
EXPRESSO @ THE EXCELSIOR ( LORD STOW’S EGG TARTS ARE UNDER EXCLUSIVE LICENSE @ EXPRESSO AT THE EXCELSIOR HONG KONG )
08:00 – 19:00 (Mon – Sat); 08:00 – 18:00 (Sun & PH)
Address：Ground Floor, The Excelsior, 281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel：(+852) 2837 6777
Fax：(+852) 2895 6459
For up-to-date info on all outlets contact：www.mandarinoriental.com/excelsior/fine-dining/expresso
JAPAN ( KEN’S PASS CO )
Opened April 1999
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 00:00
Address of Flagship Outlet：1-10-6 Dotonbori, Chuo, Osaka
For up-to-date info on all outlets contact：www.eggtart.jp
PHILIPPINES (JUST SIMPLE BAKE HOUSE LTD)
Opened December 1999
Address of Flagship Outlet：G/F, Madison Square Bldg., Ortigas Avenue Corner Madison St, Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila
Happy experimenting (you never know what culinary gem you could come up with in the kitchen) 😉
P.S. Andrew was named in Macau’s New Year’s Honour List and since I am in Macau for the new year, I thought it appropriate that his contribution to the foodie world and hence his bakery should be my first food post for 2014 😀