Taste of Portuguese in Macau

Last November, I participated on a familiarization (fam) trip by Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO). And really excited when I saw the itinerary, there were Portuguese (Macanese) dining in the schedule. That was not my first time visiting Macau, but in my first visit, I didn't have chance to try Portuguese cuisine. Except the famous Portuguese egg tart. Reason? Budget =)) I also never eat Portuguese food in Indonesia.

Macanese Coca Cola.
So here it is, my story of dining some Portuguese meals!

1. Lord Stow's Portuguese Egg Tart

Well actually this is not truly 'Portuguese'. Coz the shop itself owned by an Englishman named Andrew Stow, established since 1989. Andrew gave an English touch to his Portuguese egg tart, to the custard so it is not an ordinary 'Portuguese' egg tart. Mas Alexander Thian treated us because in the night before he won on Baccarat game in the casino. Each costs 8 MOP (12K rupiah) while one dozen costs 90 MOP (150K rupiah). 

Besides the egg tarts, they also sell attractive bread, good-looking cheesecake, appealing iced-coffee, but I tried to tahan myself not to buy coz I knew MGTO would feed me a lot in next stop (Miramar Restaurant), hahaha. I only bought a juice in box because I was very thirsty.

Lord Stow's Bakery shop. 
Fresh from the oven.
I love it. One of the best Portuguese egg tart I've ever tried. The custard is very fluffy, soft, and smooth. And the pastry is so crispy. Perfect! We enjoyed the egg tart in a small public area near Lord Stow's Bakery where we can sit and relax facing to Zhuhai City with megahotel Chimelong panorama. So relaxing...

Lord Stow's Bakery
1 Rua do Tassara, Coloane, Macau
Tel: (+853) 2888 2534
Open Daily 07:00 - 22:00
To get there: Bus 15, 21A, 25, 26, 26A, 50 to Coloane Village

2. Miramar Restaurant

After wandering around Coloane and Hac Sa beach, we had our lunch at Miramar, a Portuguese restaurant. I didn't take many photos because I was so hungry. Well, I don't have any impression for the interior, so no comment for that, hahaha. But the staffs very friendly and some of them are Filipino and they don't speak Cantonese. One staff named Myrna, I thought she was Indonesian, but actually a Pinoy.

We were served some bread, Ameijoas à Bulhão Pato (clams), Sonhos de Bacalhau (codfish bal), Salada de Polvo (octopus salad), dan Gambas à Alhinho (shrimp). For main course we had Barbequed Chicken, Lamb Chop, dan Arroz de Marisco (seafood rice). I don't have any complaints for the food, but the food served a lot lot so we couldn't finish all of the food, sorryyy.

The staff said that their specialty is the seafood rice. Taste sour because of the tomato and lemon juice inside, but it was very good!! I wish I could find Portuguese seafood rice in Jakarta!

Miramar has many cakes and desserts. But unfortunately, we didn't get any desserts there and even I want to order by myself, I couldn't eat it coz my belly oredy full, huft.

Zona Norte da Praia de Hác Sá, Coloane
Tel: (+853) 2888 2623
Open Everyday, Weekday 11.30-15.00 and 18.00-23.00, Weekend 11.30-23.00

3. Gosto, Galaxy Macau

Our last dinner in Macau, we spent it at Portuguese/Macanese restaurant inside of big resort Galaxy, Gosto. The logo Gosto uses for its sign is pig figure so it made me a bit anxious coz I don't eat pork lah. We had our dinner in a private room and after the waiter gave us the menu... hm, we were confused what we should to order. But there was a miscommunication, so actually MGTO already booked dinner set so we didn't have to order by ourselves.

I enjoyed my dinner here, I love all the food. We were served big shrimps (I dunno what the actual food name), Salada de Polvo (octopus salad), Sopa de Tomate (Portuguese tomato soup with poached eggs), bread and butter. What I just mentioned were only the starters. We had Galinha à africana, African-styled chicken cooked with coconut milk and Piri-piri sauce for the main course. There was a side dish but I forgot the name, but made from fish, I only tasted a bit so I orso forgot the taste, sorry. For the good ending, we had Biscuit Mousse and egg tart.

Octopus salad!
I don't know why some of my friends didn't like the Octopus salad so I finished two plates and half of them. Made me already full even before the main course were served. The octopus salad a bit sour and very fresh. I like it. Shrimp also very big, fresh and niceee... omg I seldom to eat seafood so I was very happy that time... Oh yes, my friend Zahra said that Gosto's butter are very tasty. She said it was different with another butter. Well, I don't know, for me tasted same, hahaha...

The tomato soup taste like tomato puree we usually use for cooking tomato-based spaghetti. But this soup tasted very fresh and the egg, I love it. I also don't understand some of my friends didn't like this too. Hmphft. For the main course... well, I was full that time, so I think the chicken was okay, a bit spicy, but okay. I maybe would love it more if I didn't eat octopus salad a lot, hahaha. Though I oredi felt my stomach very full, but still... I have another stomach special for dessert. So I finished my biscuit mousse... and also tried a bite of the egg tart. Lord Stow's better lah.

Sopa de Tomato.

Galinha a Africana. Well I should take culinary photography lesson why my photos very bad taken hahhh.
Some of us also ordered Sangria, Portuguese cocktails made of wine, juice, and chopped fruits. Well I don't like alcohol so it just so so for me. (Write don't like but finished one glass lol).

Photobombed by Barry Kusuma =,=
G21, G/F, East Promenade, Galaxy Hotel Macau
Tel: (+853) 8883 2221
Mon-Sun 12.00-15.00 and 18.00-23.00, except Public Holidays 12.00-23.00

Don't ask me how much the cost coz I don't know, hahaha!

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  1. Aaaaakkkkk I'm drooling. Those foods look yummy!

    1. Hahaha asikkk diampiriii... dan emang yummy betulan =))

  2. Nanti gue balik Macau gue foto yang enak dekat pasar Sam Can Tang. Harga Tan Tart (Egg Tart), Tan berarti telur. Itu cuma 5 MOP. Elo juga mesti coba Polo Pau yang cuma 3 MOP. Belum lagi Siu Sik (snack) kayak bakso ikan (Yi-Tan) di kawasan Fai Chi Kei (lebih murah dan enak, cuma bukan kawasan wisata) :D

  3. aku baru tau kau punya blog ini.. hmm, I was one of them who don't like sopa de tomato. Aku waktu itu kepikiran logo resto gesto yang gambarnya babik (pake minyak babik dan sebagainya)! eugh.. and i tried to stop thinking of that when they served Galinha a Africana hahahaha.. YUM!

    1. Ih malu banget lah dibaca Puput ini Englishku jelek banget. Hahahaha... emang yaaa gambar babi itu menghantui =)) =))