The Portuguese egg tart is a must-eat for visitors to the city of Macau, located on China’s southern coast. The sweet, soft tart consists of a baked egg custard inside a flaky case, caramelized on top. They’re close cousins of the Hong Kong-style egg tarts found in dim sum restaurants and Chinatowns across the world. But the name is misleading. The Portuguese egg tart is actually a 100% Macanese creation, invented by a Brit in Macau. Eileen Stow, sister to Andrew Stow, who invented the treat in 1979, tells us about its origins and how it grew to become one of Macau’s most popular snacks.
Nov 15, 2018