Saturday, August 04, 2018

Some egg tarts from Tai Cheong Bakery

Tai Cheong Bakery, egg tarts

I had my first taste of the egg tarts from Tai Cheong Bakery back in 2009 in Hong Kong. We were up late recovering from a long night and a friend who had gotten up early had thoughtfully picked up a box of them for our breakfast saying something about the popular egg tart shop just around the corner he used to have when he was growing up. I wolfed down a couple of them thinking they were not bad as they were warm and tasted like they were made not long ago.

Tai Cheong has a couple of outposts on our shores these days. We got these from the one at Takahimaya (#B208-5 Takashimaya Food Hall, 391 Orchard Road). Those green ones were pandan flavoured. The pandan flavour wasn't very strong. Some of it came through but was overwhelmed by the tasty buttery crust. Side by side, there was definitely a difference compared to the regular ones. I liked those pandan ones better.

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