Egg Tarts

Hong Kong Travel Guides / October 13, 2016
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Love at first sight, love at first bite. This is the perfect statement to describe the feeling one gets from seeing and tasting these luscious egg tarts. That glistening yellow custard filling within the flaky crust seems to lure you to fall for them, but wait until you try one.

Sink your teeth into the fluffy and light egg custard that tastes a bit like a flan until your teeth reaches the crispy and chewy crust. One bite just quickly leads to another and leaves you wanting more. Definitely love at first bite.

These tarts are made of flour, butter, sugar, milk and eggs and are baked until they reach a consistency that is soft and moist, and are best eaten while warm. Many have willingly fallen prey to these delish morsels since the 1940’s.

Fall in love, too with Hong Kong’s egg tarts. Here are the best places to get them.

  • TAI CHEONG BAKERY
    For heavenly desserts
    What to order: Egg tarts, Sugar donut, Egg puffs, Coconut tarts
    Price range: HK$7 to $15 ($0.90 to $1.93)
    When: 07:30 - 21:00 daily
    Where: 35 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
  • HONOLULU COFFEE
    For mouthwatering breakfast food and a sample of fusion cuisine
    What to order: Egg tarts, Satay beef noodles, Beef macaroni, Scrambled egg with toast
    Price range: HK$9 to $50 ($1.16 to $6.45)
    When: 06:00 - 00:00 daily
    Where: G/F and Mezz floor, 176-178 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, HK
  • CHEUNG HEUNG YUEN TEA RESTAURANT
    For cheap and good breakfast food and lush desserts
    What to order: Cocktail bun, Egg tarts, Milk teas
    Price range: HK$8 to $40 ($1.03 to $5.11)
    When: 06:00 - 17:30 daily
    Where: 107 Belcher's Street, Kennedy Town, Western District, HK
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