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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Outside the original Lord Stow's Bakery is a beautiful sea view.

Outside the original Lord Stow’s Bakery is a beautiful sea view.
Many people would buy tarts, sandwiches and salad from Lord Stow’s Bakery and eat by the sea.

The original shop at 1 Rua Da Tassara, Coloane Town Square, Macau, established in 1989.

The original shop at 1 Rua Da Tassara, Coloane Town Square, Macau, established in 1989.

It was during a trip to Portugal in the late 1980s that Andrew became familiar with their Pasteis de Nata, a kind of egg tart.

It was during a trip to Portugal in the late 1980s that Andrew became familiar with their Pasteis de Nata, a kind of egg tart.

Lord Stow's Bakery Menu.<br />Although there are several items on Lord Stow's bakery, only one of them became exceptionally famous.

Lord Stow’s Bakery Menu.
Although there are several items on Lord Stow’s bakery, only one of them became exceptionally famous.

Andrew had no recipe but he experimented with some conventional methods and ingredients, adding an English touch to the tarts, and finally came up with his specialty which is now famous in Asia.

Andrew had no recipe but he experimented with some conventional methods and ingredients, adding an English touch to the tarts, and finally came up with his specialty which is now famous in Asia.

A staff pouring eggy custard into the pastry shells.

A staff pouring eggy custard into the pastry shells.
He works pretty fast to cope up with the demand.

Till today, the snaking queue is crazy especially on weekends and public holidays.

Till today, the snaking queue is crazy especially on weekends and public holidays.

Lord Stow's Bakery is famous for one item - Andrew's Egg Tart. The tarts aren't burnt. The "blacken" or rather caramelised surface is Lord Stow's Portuguese Egg Tart's signature look!

Lord Stow’s Bakery is famous for one item – Andrew’s Egg Tart.
The tarts aren’t burnt. The “blacken” or rather caramelised surface is Lord Stow’s Portuguese Egg Tart’s signature look!

Place, pay and collect your order at the cashier.

Place, pay and collect your order at the cashier.

I queued for about 10 minutes and got 12 egg tarts for MOP90 (MOP = Macau currency).

I queued for about 10 minutes and got 12 egg tarts for MOP90 (MOP = Macau currency).

The custard was sweet and the pastry was flaky with crispy texture. These are best eaten on the spot or at least warm.

The custard was sweet and the pastry was flaky with crispy texture.
These are best eaten on the spot or at least warm.

Demand for Andrew's egg tarts spread...Lord Stow's Bakery is now available in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Philippines and Thailand.

Demand for Andrew’s egg tarts spread…
Lord Stow’s Bakery is now available in Hong Kong, Japan and Philippines.

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,
Macau.

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 )
Since 2006
Opening Hours:
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
E-mail:exhkg-info@mohg.com
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
Tel:+81-6-6214-3699
Fax:+81-6-6214-3699
E-mail:eggtart@kenspass.co.jp
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
Tel:(+632) 7218400
Fax:(+632) 7446441
E-mail:jsbakehouse@yahoo.com

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 😀

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11 Responses to “Andrew’s Egg Tarts – Lord Stow’s Bakery 澳門安德魯餅店官方 (Macau)”
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  2. Rörschåch says:

    Sam! Look at you. You are having such fun!

    • Sam Han says:

      Did you like it? I like the tarts from this original shop. The ones that has been franchised (other countries) are not so tasty.

      • From what I remembered it was really rich and tasty and I didn’t know it was the original one. I knew about it later. After I ate the dan tart at this place, all other places were kinda bland compare to this.

  3. Emy says:

    Hi, can I hv the address of Lord stow bakery in singapore? I cant seem to find it however your article mentioned they hv branch in spore. Many thanks!

    • Sam Han says:

      Hi Emy, I am so very sorry about the mistake and that your query highlighted me to it. Lord Stow does not have a branch in Singapore. Once again sorry to have made that boo boo. Sincerely yours, Semi.

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