And it didn’t disappoint. Macau is known for its diverse culture and it is considered as Asia’s little Las Vegas. It boasts off heavy traditional celebrations from Lunar New Year down to its Dragon Boat Festival, sparked with lovely western celebrations such as Easter, Procession of our Lady of Fatima and Christmas, so just imagine how fun, crowded and lively they have celebrated Mooncake Festival.
As they say, you haven’t really fully experienced a country if you didn’t even taste or bite their famous delicacies, right? In our case, we did not jut taste their delicacies but also heaped a bag full of pastry and pasalubong that our friends and loved ones would definitely enjoy back home.
So, while Macau has so many popular delicacies to take back home, we have made our top 5 food finds which people can’t stop munching on.
PORTUGUESE EGG TARTS
Among these 5 yummy treats, Portuguese egg tart is the most famous pastry that you need to binge on while in Macau-or better yet take home when you get back.
These egg tarts are modifications of the Portuguese custard pastry. The original Macau custard pastry is popularized and is a creation of Lord Stow’s Cafe in Coloane Island.
So imagine this, an egg tart with caramelized custard center, soft, chewy and a puffy pastry all rolled into one! Just Divine!
The pricing? So affordable, it will only cost you 5 Pattaca per piece!
BAKKWA or MEAT JERKY
They have this on all sides of the street going to the Ruins of St. Paul. You can have a free taste all you want! But what sets the Macau Bakkwa from the others that you can find in Singapore, Malaysia, and other Asian countries, is that they are cheaper, bigger, tastier and softer!
KOI KEI BAKERY ALMOND COOKIES
Just like Bakkwa, you’ll find Koi Kei Pastilleria/ Bakery almost in every corner of central Macau. This pastry shop has been known for offering the best Almond cookies. Go on a free-taste-hopping, for they are open in giving out unlimited pieces of biscuits, cookies and other pastries until you have finally decided what to buy. One thing is for sure, you won’t fly off Macau without heaving a bag of Koi Kei Almond Cookies!
Tip: If you want to save more money, better buy in Macau Central, particularly the stalls near Ruins of St. Paul. They also have Koi Kei Pastilleria in Hotels and Casinos, Airports, Ports but its a lot more expensive.
This is their local version of Baguio’s peanut Brittle, only that their version is really in bite size and theirs offer more nuts. Free taste all you want on your way to the Ruins, too!
They are like champola or wafer sticks, only that their version- since it’s made up of pure egg- is thinner and it breaks easily.
If you’ve been to Macau, which among the 5 is your best bet? If you haven’t been there, then these five must go on your must-try and must-take-home list.