4 great destinations in Europe to chill and rebalance your body and soul – even for an afternoon
Try an authentic pastel de nata, the Portuguese custard nata tart with an original 19th century recipe from the cafe Pastéis de Belém or from the locals’ favourite Manteigaria as you stroll around.
Posted: August 14, 2019, 4:32 pm
Lisboa Pastry and Bakery – Custard tart heaven
Each time I enter Lisboa bakery, I think of two things: how nice it is to have a genuine piece of one of my favourite cities here in Budapest, and that this time I’m really going to get something ...
Posted: July 15, 2019, 3:06 pm
Manteigaria – My favourite pastel de nata
Yes, there will always be an endless debate amongst Lisbon locals on which is, truly, the best pastel de nata in town. Everyone has their favourites, and mine is, by far, the pastel de nata from ...
Posted: June 24, 2019, 5:00 pm
How a Brit got Asia to fall for Macau's Portuguese egg tarts
"In 1989, recognising there were no western street-side bakeries... he decided to do something for the local Portuguese community which was to create a pastel de nata for them," said Eileen Stow, ...
Posted: June 6, 2019, 10:46 pm
Local Knowledge: Tuga Pastries
If there’s one thing every Portuguese person in Sydney knows, it’s where to get a good pastel de nata, or as everyone else calls them, Portuguese tarts. These flaky pastries with sweet, ...
Posted: June 4, 2019, 5:41 pm
Custard Tart Klaxon! Covent Garden Is Getting Not One, But Two Pastel De Nata Cafes
Sometimes perfection comes in the simplest of forms, and that's certainly true when it comes to the Portuguese delicacy: pastel de nata. Also known as a Portuguese custard tart, these little beauties ...
Posted: May 20, 2019, 2:16 am
A Mom-and-Son Source for Portuguese Pastries
If you’re going to eat a pastel de nata, you’d better eat it warm. That’s what Joey Batista, or Bats for short, will tell you at his blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cafe on the Lower East Side. He may also ...
Posted: April 18, 2019, 8:50 am
The Unlikely Rise of the Pastel de Nata, and Why It’s Suddenly Everywhere
An unlikely dessert is on its way to becoming as ubiquitous as the croissant. Not long ago an authentic pastel de nata—the diminutive egg-custard tart with a crispy crust—required a trip to Portugal.
Posted: April 14, 2019, 10:11 pm