This Portuguese Egg Tart is famous in Macau. It was later brought into the Portuguese colonial era and was known as Pastel de Nata or Pastel de Belém. Melaka used to be colonised by the Portuguese in the year 1511-1641, a total of 133 years.
This Portuguese egg tart is a favorite dessert or pastry for locals especially children.
The tart is buttery, has a flaky crust with a sweet and soft custard in the middle that often rises due to the high heat from the oven.
Traces left by the Portuguese can be seen through the influences of food, a small yet strong community known as Kristang (Portuguese-Melakan descent), and also the historical sites, such as A’Famosa (Porta De Santiago).