Bread Is Life: Where to Find Fresh, Artisanal Bakes in Macau
by: The Beat Asia
August 11, 2023
A staple in most households, bread is considered as one of the oldest prepared foods and was an essential fixture in the diets of early humans. Its beauty lies in its simplicity, and from this simplicity comes a wide variety of possibilities and variations that are eaten by people the world over. While we no longer make bread the way our ancestors did, what with all the patisseries and bakeries now within reach, its importance remains the same and occupies a chief space on our dining tables.
In Macau, locals and tourists alike are spoiled for choice when it comes to artisanal bread. If you're hankering for good bread in Macau, these establishments will have you coming back for their treats, from freshly baked loaves to pastries and cakes.
Anak Philippine Bread
We're all about supporting small, family businesses, and Anak Philippine Bread is one of them! It's regarded for its fresh pandesal (MOP1 apiece), arguably the most ubiquitous bread roll in the Philippines, and other baked goods such as cheesy ensaymada (MOP2.5), pan de coco (MOP3), and regular ensaymada (MOP4). Anak Philippine Bread also has sweets on the menu, such as cream cakes and cheesecakes in various flavours including ube, sapin-sapin, cassava cake, egg pie, and egg pudding. This summer, make sure you also try the mais con hielo with vanilla ice cream to stave off the sweltering heat.
Location: Anak Philippine Bread, R/C, Edificio Pou Fat, Rua da Alfandega, No. 115
Japan takes pride in its "shokunin" culture, which translates to artisanship; this is exactly what awaits you at Hazukido. Although established in Taiwan, this bakery prides itself on its shokunin spirit, working with only the highest quality ingredients in its products. It has multiple locations in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Canada, and a lone one in Macau, where a limited number of croissants are baked on-site every day. While this bakery specialises in croissants in many flavours, it also offers delectable Danish toasts and custard croissant rolls, perfect for any occasion.
Location: Hazukido, Av. Ouvidor Arriaga No. 49-C, Edf. Golden Garden, R/C A-2
Passion. by Gérard Dubois
For authentic French pastries, head to Passion. by Gérard Dubois' way! This traditional French bakery and café has been serving impeccable baked treats since it was first opened in 2012 by the Swiss-born Dubois. It specialises in French-style desserts, from croissants and mille-feuille tarts to kouign-amanns, handcrafted pizzas, Danish pastries, and more. It also offers an all-day energy breakfast to make sure you get to start your day with a boost or end your day with a pick-me-up.
Jam & Butter
Jam & Butter is a European-style bakery owned by the Sun Food and Beverage Group. It's the ideal place for unwinding and casual get-togethers, thanks to its airy, relaxing, and easy-on-the-eyes interiors. It offers a wide range of baked goods and dishes, from flakey, buttery croissants, bread rolls, rice buns, baguettes, and fluffy souffles to Eggs Benedicts, Hungarian goulash beef stew, pasta dishes, salads, coffee, tea, and more.
Location: Jam & Butter, Shop 12 – 13, One Oasis, Estrada de Seac Pai Van
The Cake Shop
The Cake Shop is nestled in Café Bela Vista at the five-star Artyzen Grand Lapa Macau, offering a myriad of fresh and delectable pastries, cakes, and cookies daily! It's known for its chocolate truffle cake, homemade chocolates, and almond tuilles, but bread lovers will also love its freshly baked bread selection, which includes Dutch raisin buns, walnut parmesan loaf, French baguette, fig apricot loaf, honey yogurt loaf, Guyanese almond plait, and more. To view the Cake Chop's menu, go here.
Location: The Cake Shop, Artyzen Grand Lapa Macau, 956-1110 Avenida Da Amizade
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