Finding The Best Bakery In Hong Kong
I have this thing were I need to find best bakeries and cafes around the world. I’m addicted to coffee and as a former barista I can honestly say I love cafes and bakeries. There’s just something cozy about them. I don’t know what it is but I get such a satisfaction on researching a local bakery and hunting it down. I’m a food snob so I like to only fill my body with the best! I mean if I’m going to indulge in calories I might as well make it worth it right?!
On my trip to Hong Kong I was on a mission to find the best bakery in Hong Kong. Being a Pinterest fanatic I found a pin saying that Tai Cheong Bakery was the best of the best bakery and that their egg tart was to die for. When we booked our apartment on booking.com I saw they have a great little feature that tells you what top food places are near by. And the closest food suggestions happened to be the bakery! It was a sign.
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 tho 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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