Taipa Village Macau : Houses Museum, Pork Buns, Portuguese Egg Tarts!

Taipa is one of the islands that is connected to the Macau main city. One of the main attractions here is the Taipa Village where you can take a walk through historic lanes and sites. Since we’re staying at the Regency Hotel Macau, we decided to take a walk to Taipa Village, catch a glimpse of historic sites such as the Taipa Houses Museum and perhaps get some local pastries as gifts.

What to eat at Taipa Village Macau

 Main Street at Taipa Village
Main Street at Taipa Village

Once you reach the main walking street at Taipa Village, there are a couple of things that you should do. First, visit Koi Kei Pastry (鉅記). Well, because as true blue Singaporeans, you’d like free food tasting right? There’s a large variety of food tasting available here. In fact, you can really skip breakfast altogether and have a meal there. Just remember to bring your own coffee yah?

 photo 047Freetastingofalmondcookiesgingersweetetcmadeimmediatelystillwarmwhentrying_zps39fdd37b.jpgKoi Kei Pastry (鉅記) – Dont forget to try the almond cookies & seaweed eggrolls!

 Macau's famous pork buns and portuguese egg tarts
Macau’s famous pork buns and portuguese egg tarts

Along the same street, besides the freebies that you can try at Koi Kei, do try out the famous pork buns and portuguese egg tarts of Macau. Before visiting Macau, we actually heard a “horror story” from our aunty who visited Macau some time ago. Since portuguese egg tarts were plentiful (sold at almost every corner of the street), she decided to put it off each time she saw it. Guess what? She left Macau without trying the portuguese egg tart!

So having learnt from this episode, we decided to sink our mouth into the first decent portuguese eggtart we saw and this was it…

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Macau’s famous Portuguese eggtart

The thing we really enjoyed was that it was freshly, hot off the oven. The stall owner literally peeled the tart off its holder just before serving us. Piping hot, just the way to enjoy a great portuguese egg tart. The crust was fluffy and the tart itself was rich yet cuddly on the inside. Yummy, just that its a little oily. But well, something’s gotta give right?

Attractions at Taipa Macau

Other than food, the main attraction at Taipa has got to be the Taipa Houses Museum.

 Houses Museum Taipa Macau
Houses Museum Taipa Macau

 Another view of Houses Museum Taipa Macau
Another view of Houses Museum Taipa Macau

These are old colonial houses that have been restored and are now open to the public to have a look at how colonial living was like back in the days.

 Our Lady of Carmel Church Macau Taipa
Our Lady of Carmel Church Macau Taipa

You can also take some great pictures at the “Our Lady of Carmel Church” as well as the “Dra Launnda Mesparteiro Gardens”. Happened that this day when we visited, there was a flower exhibition going on and Kate reveled in taking some great close up shots!

 Calla Lilies Exhibition Taipa Macau
Calla Lilies Exhibition Taipa Macau

 Close up shot of the Calla Lily
Close up shot of the Calla Lily

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“Beau” Calla Lily

“Snow White” Lily

 Another shot of the Jia Ren Lily
Another shot of the Jia Ren Lily

Well, I must say that Kate has done well. These shots were taken with a “point & shoot” camera. Not bad eh? (Again, a shoutout to camera sponsors! :p)

There were also some cute animal figures that featured at the exhibition…

 Cute Cows
Cute Cows

 Cute Sheeps
Cute Sheeps

 Cute Duckies
Cute Duckies

How to get to Taipa Village Macau

From Regency Hotel, it was just a short 15 minutes walk away (remember that Kate and I enjoy strolls, especially in the cool weather :)

Taipa Village Macau
Taipa Village Macau

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Macao Maritime Museum : Great Price Good Exhibits
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