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Tai Cheong Bakery

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35 Lydhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, China
852-25443475
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice egg tart

Definitely a well put together egg tart. It's in the Hong Kong style with the pure yellow colour - as opposed to the Macau style with the more caramelised effect. Nice pastry for the tart - but they also use that pastry for their other pies and it doesn't really work for them - too rich and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Karen-Stephen
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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  • Local cuisine
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Definitely a well put together egg tart. It's in the Hong Kong style with the pure yellow colour - as opposed to the Macau style with the more caramelised effect. Nice pastry for the tart - but they also use that pastry for their other pies and it doesn't really work for them - too rich and breaks up easily.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I used googlemaps to locate the shop and it wasnt easy and I kind of got lost around the uphill and turning into lanes. haha! I usually prefer the flaky crust Portuguese Egg Tarts. But I decided to have a try and went and bought these. Did not regret my decision. For the price paid, worth it! Custard filling is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Tai Cheung is famous for it's egg tart, but i think it's quite normal. I won't at it's tasteless but same as the one from a normal bakery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The egg tarts from Tai Cheong bakery are delicious and not pricey. It has a very buttery taste and not too sweet. Highly recommended.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Chinese egg tarts can be found in Hong Kong, Macau, and other parts of China. Macau’s version exudes a scorched, caramelized exterior, courtesy of Portuguese colonizers. But in Hong Kong, the British influence is evident with a more glossy, smooth filling. Any foodie’s hit list would be incomplete without at least one egg tart! You’re bound to come across one... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I haven't tried other famous egg tarts but compared to what I have tried in char chan tengs, this is where to get the best egg tarts

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Egg tart - Very indulgent good job I don't live in Hong Kong or I think I'd be overweight!! Also tried pork bun which tasted like it was made with a whole tub of butter nice but not really to my taste as too sweet

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I've come here often with guests for egg tarts. They are usually hot out of the oven and fantastic. Not that they only have the ones with the butter crust, not the kind with the flaky lard kind. They also have a kind of doughnut called "sha yong," but this is only good if it is hot. Think of it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Of course coming to HK you hear this is a must do - and it is! Dont stop at the egg tart, get one of each: the egg tart, chicken pie and BBQ pork pie!! All crazy delicious - rich, flaky, warm and super reasonably priced!! Not to be missed!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We were excited to eat egg tarts in Hong Kong, as this is one of my husbands favourite treats. Everyone recommended heading to Tai Cheong Bakery, as it is renowned for having the best in Hong Kong. We stopped by there store at the Star Ferry Terminal, and I must say we were disappointed. The egg tarts were OK, but... More 

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Address: 35 Lydhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, China
Phone Number: 852-25443475
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong Region  >  Hong Kong>  > Central
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Chinese, Bakeries

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 Lydhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong Region  >  Hong Kong>  > Central
  • Neighborhood: Central
  • Phone Number: 852-25443475

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Bakeries

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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When people think of Hong Kong, most imagine movies with famous skyscrapers dominating the skyline. The area widely known as Central is the major financial hub and entertainment district, which truly lives up to the saying, “work hard, play hard.” Bars stay open late into the night and there just happens to be a street party every weekend. Although everything seems to be operating at lightning speed, Central is full of quiet, hidden gems. Nestled between office towers are wet markets and some of the city’s oldest restaurants dating back to the 1960s. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Retreat from the crowds by exploring beautifully restored historical buildings and even a green oasis of botanical gardens.
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