Looking For The Best Egg Tarts in Singapore?
Before the salted egg lava fad came into being, there was THE Egg Tart. Fads can come and go, but egg tarts are not passing fancies, and for good reason.
This Grand Dame of afternoon pastries with its buttery flaky crust and oozy egg custard is no pushover, appeasing anyone from your whiny 3-year-old to 70-year-old Ah Gong. In fact, the “dan tat” or egg tart, which travelled to Hong Kong shores in the 1940s from Portuguese-influenced Macau, has its origins in English Custard Pie.
This well-travelled delicacy has since been popularized to become a local favourite much loved by young and old. The egg custard is fragrant sweet and pleasing to the palette and good quality fillings leave you hanging with a lingering but subtle eggy aftertaste that’s not overpowered by sugar.
The crust too is a big fat deal in an egg tart and it ought to be. Some like it when it’s buttery fragrant and others prefer it light and flaky with subtle caramelization. It’s a matter of choice- and you’re certainly worthy of this royal treat.
Why waste your calories on something else when you know you’ve hit gold with these delicious delights? Don’t waste your time and start d”egg”ing in!
Tong Heng Confectionery
Tong Heng Confectionery is the “King” of Egg Tarts and is well known and well loved. One of the last remaining traditional confectionery shops in Chinatown, if you haven’t tried Tong Heng, you seriously haven’t tried egg tarts. Their flaky fragrant diamond egg tarts ($1.60) are a must try.
Tong Heng Confectionery: 285 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058833 | Tel:6223 3649 | Monday to Sunday 0900-2200 |
Leung Sang Hong Kong Pastries
This queen of egg tarts is definitely second to none. Located in Tiong Bahru and costing ($1.20) per tart, what draws the crowds are its thick and smooth custard filling. Don’t miss this.
Leung Sang Hong Kong Pastries: 18 Jalan Membina, #01-06 Singapore 164018 | Monday to Sunday 0730-1600
Dona Manis Cake Shop
The egg tarts at Dona Manis are really nice for their buttery crust and a velvety soft egg-custard filling. A standalone jewel in Katong Shopping Centre.
Dona Manis Cake Shop: 865 Mountbatten Road, #B1-93, Katong Shopping Centre, Singapore 437844 | Tel: 6440 7688 | Monday to Saturday 1030
Chin Mee Chin Confectionery
The closest you can get to delighting in egg tart fandom in Singapore is to have it in this famous confectionary that’s a cross between a Singapore Kopitiam and HK Char Chan Teng. The pastry is not too sweet and the tart is a tasty yellow dollop of yum.
Chin Mee Chin Confectionery: 204 East Coast Road Singapore 428903 | Tel: 6345 0419 | Tuesday to Sunday0830-1600, Closed on Mondays
Tai Chong Kok Confectionery
Tai Chong Kok’s egg tarts do not disappoint. In fact, the custard’s signature runny texture have won many fans far and wide and hungering for more.
Tai Chong Kok Confectionery Outlet: 34 Sago Street, Singapore 059026 | Tel: 6227 5701 | Monday 0930-1800, Tuesday to Sunday 0930-2000