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Tai Cheong Bakery

#127 of 5,087 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
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Central
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35 Lydhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, China
852-25443475
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Wonderfully soft & tasty egg tarts..

It took us awhile to locate this shop. But it is worth it. The egg tarts are delicious. Very soft and tasty. It actually broke & caved in the middle when I held one too tight. They have other pastries but the egg tarts ard what they ard famous for. Will definitely go back again in next visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Charlie A
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  • Local cuisine
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Best Egg Tarts in Hong Kong - Tai Cheong Bakery near Central Mid-Level Escalators. Riding one of the longest escalators in Hong Kong was an experience. The Filipino maids camping along the corridors during their day-off was a shocking sight! My wife & I would not be able to locate the shop without my daughter's help! Luckily there was only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It took us awhile to locate this shop. But it is worth it. The egg tarts are delicious. Very soft and tasty. It actually broke & caved in the middle when I held one too tight. They have other pastries but the egg tarts ard what they ard famous for. Will definitely go back again in next visit.

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singapore
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

hunted this place down for its egg tart - comparing with Honolulu cafe @ 176-178 Hennessy Rd, this pales quite a bit. I'd say its tarts are just good, not great....

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Right in the ferry terminal, this was a nice snack to pick up for the 10min ferry ride across the harbor. It seems to be made pretty fresh, the outside is crispy and inside is warm and gooey. It was quite good but I wasn't blown away given that this was suppose to be the best egg tart in town.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The egg tarts has a crispy outer crust, just like the pastry type. The crust make you feels like you are eating a freshly baked biscuit with some salt on it, which makes it taste just nice. Also, the egg custard taste good. It is soft and melts right in your mouth. 1 bite isnt enough, i bet you gonna... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

It was slated to be one of the best egg tarts in Hong Kong. However, we found that the crust was too thick though the egg custard was really soft and creamy. We tried two pies - BBQ and chicken. The BBQ pork filling taste better than the chicken. The fillings were too little compared to the crust. I would... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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63 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

My brother-in-law recommended this bakery to us. We tried the custard tarts and they were superb. I can have 3 of those without a problem, it's that good.

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London, United Kingdom
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87 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Excuse the pun please, they are just that good. Not too sweet the egg protein goodness shines through so strongly one can nearly, but obviously not quite, believe an egg tart makes for an healthy breakfast. A long with the delicious seafood based meal I had at nearby Monogamous, under the mid level escalator, a reason I`m yearning to return... More 

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

See this bakery in a few attractions in Hong Kong, Star Ferry Harbor and the Peak to name a few. Try tasting two different favors and was not disappointed, Butter and regular egg tart taste so Good, end up buying a dozen for snack. Price was affordable for the egg tarts 6/7 HK Dollars depend on the favor. would recommend... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Our fabulous guide, Shermone with Chris Rowthorn tours recommended Tai Cheong Bakery for their famous egg tarts. It was quite fantastic, and, definitely nothing like anything we had tried before. The soft egg-filling was wrapped in a solid pastry crust. The tart wasn't too sweet, and, it wasn't oily, it was just perfect. We were so glad our incredible guide... More 

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Restaurant Details

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, Bakery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central
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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