Monday, December 15, 2008

Tai Cheong Egg Tarts

with family in Hong Kong

One of the most famous Hong Kong establishments selling egg tarts. Touted to be former Governor Chris Patten's favourite, this bakery has been serving egg tarts for more than half a century.



Served piping hot...really! The filling is very hot, but very shiok.



The pastry tastes like it is made from crushed cookies, unlike the layered, fluffy pastry in ordinary egg tarts...it crumbles on the slightest touch, but just right to contain the yellow egg custard. The custard itself is almost in a molten state...very nearly solid and at the same time almost liquid. The taste is sublime, hard to describe, but unlike any I have ever tasted. The sweetness is just right, as is the texture and consistency. The fragrance of the egg is superb.

And there is nothing like buying the egg tarts straight out of the oven, and eating it on the street...as demonstrated by Edward here:



Wonderful stuff. Super Shiok. And even though possibly thousands of Hong Kong bakeries serve egg tart...this one is special.



Tai Cheong Bakery 泰昌餅家
35 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
Hong Kong

中環擺花街 35 號地下
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