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Hong Kong: Egg Tarts at Tai Cheong Bakery


On my list of recommendations for places I should not miss in Hong Kong, a friend added the egg tarts at Tai Cheong Bakery. I didn't know much about it, but it sounded like a nice snack, so we went for it. When we finally found it, the line out the door and the newspaper clips posted of the former British governor scarfing down the famous tarts confirmed that we were in the right place.

The bakery appears to sell other items, but it seemed like the egg tarts were the main attraction. Right in front of the counter a warming tray keeps them hot and ready for each new customer. Take a look after the jump.

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Intensely eggy and served piping hot, I loved it right away. Tammi, who's less into custardy textures only had half of hers, which just left more for me. The crust crumbles in your hands and tastes like it's dotted with sugar crystals.

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At about (US) 65 cents each, they're definitely dangerous. I could eat them all day.

Tai Cheong Bakery, 32 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong.

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