The next day, I was going through Foursquare to check out what are the food establishments around the hotel and the first one on the list was -- Margaret's Cafe e Nata. That got me so excited that Paul and I agreed to drop by before heading to the airport.
Before I talk about the egg tart, allow me to let you in on this juicy rumor. It's said that Margaret (the owner) is actually the former wife of Lord Stow's. They used to operate Lord Stow's Bakery together but after parting ways, Margaret opened her own cafe. Now, when you ask any local on where to get the best egg tarts, expect to get varied answers as each has his/her own favorite.
I was able to try both and for me, I liked Margaret's egg tarts more because I felt that Lord Stow's had a very commercial taste to it. This is in contrast to Margaret's that tasted more homemade giving me that warm, comfy feeling in every bite. However, Paul found Margaret's Egg Tarts more oily thus he prefers Lord Stow's more. To each his own, I'd always say. :)
A trip to Macau is not complete without having some egg tarts, I highly recommend that you try them both and decide which one you like best.
Margaret's Cafe e Nata is located at 17a Rua Alm Costa Cabral, Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro. It's just a block away from Hotel Sintra and is located in an alley fronting the Grand Lisboa Hotel.
Lord Stow's Bakery is located at Level 3, Grand Canal Shoppes, Venetian Hotel. They also have other branches around Macau which you can find here.