If I ate egg tarts from Lord Stow's for every breakfast, lunch, and dinner of my stay in Macau, I'd be one happy girl. Forget the rest of my Macau posts, these egg tarts were the best thing I put in my mouth! I seriously think we found the best egg tart bakery there... They were churning these babies out every 15 minutes. I got a peep at the bakery window and it was dominated by egg tart production - definitely their specialty. We went twice, and both times our tarts were still warm when served... MMM. They tasted like little cups of heaven... The pastry crust was flaky, crunchy and not too thick. It was like the perfect pot for the custard filling, which reminded me a bit of creme brulee. The tops were caramelized and they were just amazing. Kinda hope my dad goes for another trip - I know what to ask for pasalubong ;)
*Nevermind! Just found out they have Lord Stow's here in Manila too. Score.
It's nice to know that Dad thought "the kids" were decent enough to bring to dinner with some business colleagues. It was the one night where no dinner meetings were held, so everyone was free to plan their own evening. We went to an Italian restaurant in the heart of St Mark's square; the area of the hotel where the ceilings are painted to replicate the sky and the canals are built to make you feel as if you're enjoying an al fresco meal in Venice. A fun, vacation-like atmosphere indeed. Jon, Chris and I sat at the end of a long table - so we were kind of in our own world, talking about our own thang. I got the chance to blog about our food; not everyone else's. Pictures below :)
Jon, Chris & I got a pizza to share for appetizer... 4 Cheese
Chris got Lobster Risotto, one of his fave dishes when eating out
Got myself a big bowl of Angel Hair Aglio Oglio
Jon got a nice cut of steak... Chris and I helped him finish this
Thanks for the family pic, Jon! PS this was not in the St. Mark's Square area.
Get ready to see more burgers than the last post...! Before I go on, let me just say my brother and I were the only one's not to get burgers at McSorley's Ale House. This is definitely the "British pub" concept of the hotel; Chris and I made the right decision in sticking to -half our- roots and eating the familiar pub grub. I got fish 'n chips and Chris got the steak pie. Mom, Jon and Patrick got burgers. Bon Appetit!
Cheese sticks for starts
Jon's burger with bacon, onion rings and American cheese
I think Jon and I attract burgers... or vice versa... Haha! We always seem to "stumble upon" burger joints in the different cities we travel to. There's something quite comforting about biting into a juicy, fresh burger -with a side of french fries ;)
We walked by Kraze Burgers at the Grand Canal Shoppes while shopping and made a mental note to return for lunch the next day. As if we would forget. Kraze appears as a fast food place, we actually went up to the "counter" to order, but we were told to sit down and wait for the staff to approach us. We soon figured out the burgers are made fresh to order and that Kraze also offers sandwiches, salads and different side dishes. The pictures below look like Jon and I ordered the same burger; we didn't. I got the Original KB with cheese and he got something along the lines of a hot 'n spicy burger with jalapenos and special sauce. What we both did though, was go for the whole-wheat bun option. I guess it's safe to say that we caved into the burger kraze in Macau :)
In the process of soul-searching and determining how to combine my passions and energy in the "real world." I know it will be something revolving around my two favorite F-words: Food & Fashion. Patti's Palette is an outlet for me to share the great gift of food that I enjoy with my loves: Family, J, and Friends. Xo