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Tai Cheong Bakery

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35 Lydhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, China
852-25443475
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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
Yummy Egg Tarts

We followed our tour guide of the day, Joe, to this small bakery shop, for the delicious egg tart. Also known as one of the best bakery shops serving original egg tarts in Hong Kong, there are a few shops on the island so visit the one that is closer to you as every shops offer the same yummy egg... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
AorPhatthawut
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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tai Cheong's egg tarts used to be one of the best in Hong Kong. Sadly it all changed after they'd started to open more and more branches. Nowadays there's hardly anything special about their egg tarts. Very commercialised and industrial. Also, the price had increased a lot over the years (HK$9 each now). If I happen to pass the shop... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to tai cheong solely for their egg tarts and they didn't disappoint! The tarts are freshly baked daily in different batches, the tart shell is buttery and crumbly while the egg custard had a good balance of eggyness and sweetness! The tart is pretty fragile, best to consume right after purchasing :-) Each tart cost HKD$8. Friends have... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I saw some people say these are the best egg tarts they have ever eaten. I'm truly sorry for those people. I wouldn't even call these pastries egg tarts. Any and I mean any random place in Lisbon Portugal has much much better and in Macau there are countless better places. Everything is wrong. The custard, the pastry outside. I'm... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We followed our tour guide of the day, Joe, to this small bakery shop, for the delicious egg tart. Also known as one of the best bakery shops serving original egg tarts in Hong Kong, there are a few shops on the island so visit the one that is closer to you as every shops offer the same yummy egg... More 

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Thank AorPhatthawut
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Egg tart is one of my favorite and it is a must for me to eat as many egg tarts I could find as possible. Usually cafes are sold out if you go search later in the day, but was glad there's this bakery specialize in egg tarts! There are 2 kinds of crust, normal and flaky ones. I would... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

They have two different types of egg tarts. One is the original which is a biscuit crust and the other is the puff pastry crust. Didn't get to try the puff pastry version which is the version that I prefer, even though I dropped by 3 times. It sells out very fast. Having said that, the biscuit base one is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We came here for the egg tarts. As everyone else probably. They have 14 branches across Hong Kong if I'm not wrong, but we went to the main branch at Central. It was somewhat hard to find since Hong Kong is an extremely complex place to navigate. But it lies along the mid-levels escalator so it is still convenient to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Too some,the crust can be flaky. This is not the normal pie crust. This tatse is the one which I m looking. The mild salt tatse which combine the sweetest of the fillings. There is others nice food. Try it.

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Thank 1979jimz
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Delicious egg tart in central with affordable price! Other such as blueberry pie or pineapple pie are delicious too!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Didn't like the flaky crust. Too sweet for my taste. We picked up the chicken pie as well and regretted from the very first bite. Disappointed.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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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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