Where To Get The Best Egg Tarts in Hong Kong

the best bakery in hong kong

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.

tai cheong bakery

the best bakery in hong kongOn 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.

the best bakery in hong kong the best bakery in hong kongWe 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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    November 15, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Now I’m hungry!! 🙂 I love the bakeries in Hong Kong, they are so good. Hoover Cake Shop (Nga Tsin Wai Rd in Kowloon City) also has amazing egg tarts!

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      November 24, 2015 at 8:09 am

      Haha ug I knowww every time I see this post I get the munchies. Oh awesome! I’ll write that one down for sure 😀 Thank you!

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    March 10, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Yesss I need to go here also!!


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      March 11, 2015 at 5:01 pm

      Do it! Hong Kong has the best bakeries :]

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    Elle-Rose Williams | The World and Then Some
    March 4, 2015 at 2:21 am

    Hong Kong has the best bakeries! Did you try some of their pineapple buns – those were my favourites by miles! I always look out for them now when I’m in China Town! Love you blog, stumbled across it – and it’s lovely! x

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      March 4, 2015 at 4:37 pm

      No and I’m still mad at myself! Pineapple buns are my favourite I get them in China Town at the supermarket. Yay thanks that means a lot! :]

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    February 26, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    OMG these pastries look so good!! OK, now I’m hungry!!!

    Dimples of Dixie

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      March 1, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      Right! I wish I was good enough at cooking to recreate this 😛

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    February 26, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Oooh god!! Delicious!!!
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      February 26, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      Mhm!! Definitely a spandex day

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    Carina G
    February 26, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Everything looks so tasty !

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      February 26, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      It was! Don’t think I’ve eaten so many pasties in one sitting before :p

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    February 26, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Hey girl!

    Just happened to stumble upon your blog and love it! This was a perfect post for me, I am actually going to Hong Kong in August so I really appreciated your recommendations! Looking forward to your next post!


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      February 26, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      Awe hey! Thats really awesome to read that you love it! I’m very jealous of you Hong Kong has to be one of my favourite cities you’ll have so much fun :]

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    February 25, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Oh, there must be some really curious bakeries in Hong Kong, and really different from the ones I have here! Have a nice day,


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      February 26, 2015 at 1:40 pm

      There are! and a lot of street venders to with yummy stuff :]


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