Is there ever a nice egg tart?

I remembered joining the crazy people queueing in the cold, windy street in Hongkong several years ago to purchase some Lord or Baron Portugese eggtarts. It was mighty expensive, I think HKD8 (=RM4) per piece. I only managed a few stolen bites and that was the bestest egg tart I ever tasted.  [Added : It is Lord Stow’s Bakery.  You can google for the nice pics of the egg tart.)
After that bite, I no longer like any other eggtarts. Portugese egg tart is different from the other type. Portugese egg tart uses filo pastry or what you call those layers pastry and uses real, fresh cream to make the custard. Whereas, what we get from dimsum shops are common shortcrust pastry (the crumbly type) with custard made of lots of eggs and milk.

So, if you know of any good egg tarts here in Malaysia, do tell me. I love pandan flavoured, green coloured egg tarts too. But no one makes them with nice fragrance anymore. *sigh* I wish to have some real Portugese eggtarts from Macau, please.

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18 thoughts on “Is there ever a nice egg tart?

    terence

    (May 4, 2006 - 3:44 pm)

    Aunty, If ever you are in KL, check out the egg tarts at Miu Kai Restaurant in Seri Petaling. The best I have tasted so far.

    Jee

    (May 4, 2006 - 4:23 pm)

    I might sound cheapscake.. but I always like King’s eggtards.

    may

    (May 4, 2006 - 4:23 pm)

    there’s this shop in Ipoh that sells good egg tarts. I really can’t remember the name of that shop, perhaps Helen might know (it looks like some old coffeeshop). I’ve heard of people ordering the day before for collection the next morning. and whatever extras they make in that batch sells out pretty fast.

    inevitable

    (May 4, 2006 - 5:04 pm)

    I just had Tong Kee egg tart this morning. Quite good.

    wuching

    (May 4, 2006 - 6:01 pm)

    i’ve never liked egg tart

    maR

    (May 4, 2006 - 6:24 pm)

    I don’t remember ever eating egg tart *bow head in shame*

    bubbles

    (May 4, 2006 - 6:33 pm)

    I think the shop may is referring to is the corner shop which located in the same row as Super Kinta. The egg tarts there are yummy!!!

    babe_kl

    (May 4, 2006 - 11:16 pm)

    the best egg tart in KL IMHO is from Tong Kee (HQ in Pudu). they also can be found in jusco non-halal section at MVM and 1U.

    boo_licious

    (May 5, 2006 - 4:00 am)

    Yeah, Tong Kee is still the best, as they use lard to get that oh so flaky! pastry.

    suituapui

    (May 5, 2006 - 7:24 am)

    Love egg tarts…the shortcrust pastry type! A friend of mine makes very nice ones. Those from the shops here are quite nice too! I guess I’m not that discerning…, hence the shape and size! Mm…interesting! Wuching doesn’t like egg tarts; I guess he only likes “tarts”! Ha ha ha!

    SkyJuice7

    (May 5, 2006 - 9:50 am)

    I like my mum’s egg tarts as I like homemade food. My sister and mum have a home bakery business, but mum’s going back to work in Saudi soon. Are the Portuguese egg tarts from Macau halal?

    swee

    (May 7, 2006 - 11:11 pm)

    the egg tarts in Ming Court Restaurant in Ipoh are the best !!!! so are their Dim Sum!

    froginkl

    (May 10, 2006 - 12:32 am)

    Tong Kee!!! Tong Kee!!! Tong Kee!!!

    jc

    (May 15, 2006 - 9:40 am)

    Kedai Kopi Weng Seng located at Jln Dato Onn Jaafar (Cockman Street) in Ipoh sells nice egg tarts.

    Vivian

    (May 16, 2006 - 9:33 am)

    I have tried the Lord Stow Eggtarts as well as Tong Kee. I prefer Tong Kee’s pastry and custard. Lord Stow’s custard is creamer.

    8chai

    (July 20, 2006 - 9:00 pm)

    the best egg tart i’ve tried…hhmm..definately weng seng cafe of Cockman Street, Ipoh

    applegin

    (November 10, 2006 - 4:18 pm)

    i loves egg tarts, just simple egg tart but i find it so difficult to taste a good 1 in malaysia, i tasted so many egg tarts in malaysia and non of it taste good, (not even good, taste bad) just recently i try Tong Kee’s egg tart not bad, i kinda love it at less the quality is there. After trying 1 pieceit make me dream abt it at nite.. hehe** going to grab more later. cheers *-*

    teddybear

    (November 22, 2006 - 1:58 pm)

    I think Goh Kee’s biscuit shop which can turn right from Kimberly street (is that Cintra street?) also not bad. Old brand 🙂

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