Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Travel Snapshot: Classic Portuguese Egg Tarts, Koi Kei Bakery, Macau

The heavy Portuguese influence in Macau is evident throughout the culture, and that includes a traditional favorite, the classic Portuguese Egg Tart. The go-to bakery in Macau that has perfected the recipe is Koi Kei Bakery. The tarts are so simple, so smooth, and not too sweet. The buttery flaky crust coheres the bite and lends substance to the dense custard. Koi Kei is no local secret. Numerous branches across Macau team with tourists seeking to taste the coveted local treat. It feels good to hunker with one's still-warm tart outside the bakery and to be surrounded by other people similarly transported by a warm egg tart. There's nothing like the love of sweets to build comraderie amongst strangers.

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