Descend of the egg tarts!
With all the raves about cheese tart and salted egg yolk tarts, lets all slow down and take a step back and remember the simple and original plain jane egg tart with no fancy twists.
(Address: 35 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong)
One particular store in Hong Kong that rose to fame for their eggtart is Tai Cheong Bakery, located conveniently at the heart of the CBD, “Central Station”. Tourists would flock to central to queue for this amazingly delicious egg tart filled with smooth jiggly nicely sweetened egg custard and buttery crisp textured cookie based crusts. Our Singapore Food Blog had the privilege to try some for our own and boy was it good. The Crust was soft yet delicate and the Egg smooth yet tasty. Tai Cheong Egg tarts, to us, have found the perfect balance of appx 80% Egg and 20% tart with each mouth. Some of the other egg tarts we have had from other places are so small that it barely even wets your appetite enough. Tai Cheong’s Egg Tart however is relatively bigger and serves as either a perfect appetizer or dessert.
The long established brand (since 1954) attract queues and fans from all around the world after being dubbed one of the best egg tarts in the world. And with the rave for tarts in Singapore, it is no surprise that Tai Cheong Bakery opened a store in our very own sunny island.
The first Tai Cheong Bakery is located at Takashimaya Basement 2, Food Hall. Be prepared to join the queue for these delectable tarts. Unlike the BAKED cheese tarts from Hokkaido, Tai Cheong Bakery’s egg tarts do not have restrictions on the number of boxes you can purchase. So, as long as you can carry them, they are more than happy to sell them to you. The signature egg tart goes for S$1.90 a piece. UPDATE: We have recently tried to purchase and they have now set a limit of 4 boxes per person.
And just recently, Tai Cheong Singapore has unveiled a one of its kind dine in concept Hong Kong café (Cha Chaan Teng in Cantonese), situated in the prime district of Holland Village. This is the one and only dine-in café ever if the history of the brand. The café may accommodate up to 60 pax per seating, and it features a menu similar to the regular Hong Kong café menus, which includes French toasts, Macaroni Soup, and scrambled eggs, to name a few. You can be sure that our travel blog would be paying them a visit in the near future. Singapore Holland Village Address: 31 Lorong Liput Singapore 277742 (Holland Village MRT)
Do pop by and try these famous little egg tarts, and I’m sure they will not disappoint!