When you travel to a new city you want to make sure you have the best of everything. I am a very healthy eater but when I travel I like to splurge on the ‘worth it’ foods.
On my trip to Hong Kong I was on a mission to find the best egg tarts. Egg tarts are a traditional dessert that Hong Kong is famous for and while it’s sounds.. different. Egg and tart seemed weird to me; well I became obsessed with them. Just like you would a croissant in Paris.
On our last day we looked and looked for the bakery but basically walked in circles around the block. My eyes must have glazed over because I think we walked by the bakery a 100 times! Clearly I was to distracted being in SOHO to notice.
Tai Cheong is an old school bakery famous for their freshly made egg tarts. The line was out the door when we arrived which is usually a good sign! But the line up was quick and the pastries were cheap; about 6 HK dollars for one egg tart. Everything in Hong Kong makes my gut sink when I convert the currency to Canadian so it was so nice to have a quick and cheap treat.
Don’t let the name egg tart fool you though into thinking it tastes like an egg. It doesn’t. Although it has a slight egg like texture it’s silky smooth with a crumbly buttery crust wrapping up the rich custardy goodness. They also have other pasties like wife cakes, pork buns, cookies and red bean cakes.
We got egg tarts, these delicious coconut cake things I can’t remember the name of, my boyfriend got a pork bun and I also got a red bean cake pastry as well. Naturally we ate everything in one sitting on a curb outside the bakery.
If you’re in Hong Kong I highly recommend Tai Cheong Bakery and trying the egg tart and some of their other pasties if you can. They have a few locations throughout Hong Kong and the one we went to was in SOHO which was an amazing first experience trying the egg tart. What bakery do you recommend?
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