Macau's sweet secrets: top 3 dessert places
Manager of one of Macau’s top hotels reveals why the city ranks highly for its dessert shops
Andy Lio is the front office manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Macau.
Having been in the hospitality industry for more than 10 years, he has a genuine warmth for guests and enjoys sharing tips with them about his secret restaurants and the latest must-try cuisine in Macau.
1. CHOP CHOP
This is on my must-go list every weekend. Helmed by a French chef, the take-away pastry shop specialises in simple yet expertly executed French pastries. The chef insists on serving freshly-baked éclairs every morning and they are always sold out by the afternoon. With 10 different flavours to choose from, walnut caramel is one of my favourites. The puff is filled with smooth milk chocolate cream and topped with caramel chocolate cream, chocolate crunchy and crispy walnuts. You can try multiple flavours and textures in one.
(Rua da Madre Terezina 9, Macau)
+853 6683 9984
Located on a quiet alley in Taipa, I enjoy my leisure time with friends here, away from the bustle and hustle of the city. My favourite is “Ballet” - which features Taiwan pineapple, mandarin orange, French cream cheese and passion fruit marshmallow on top.
152 Rue de Braga, Macau
+853 2882 0086
3. THE RITZ-CARLTON CAFÉ
Decorated with beautiful Carrara white marble surfaces, art deco-style chandeliers, and wall-length mirrors, the café exudes timeless Parisian chic. The afternoon tea with sweet treats and savoury items reminds me of my time in Paris. The menu has a scrumptious selection of classic French patisseries, including orange and pistachio financier, madeleine, bugne lyonnaise, plus the to-die-for hot chocolate combines different types of premium Valrhona chocolate.
G/F, The Ritz-Carlton, Macau
+853 8886 6868