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.Ã‚Â [Added : It is Lord Stow’s Bakery.Ã‚Â 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.