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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, 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
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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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW 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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Sydney, Australia
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is seriously the best egg tart I have eaten. The pastry is soft with a nice smooth buttery taste and when combined with the soft egg in the center, it is just perfect. Even my wife who does not like egg tarts thinks this is nice!!! Must try!!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The egg tarts are served warm, which is the best way to have them. These one have a biscuit base instead of the more traditional flaky pastry which I personally prefer. However, they just tasted so good. Before you have dessert though, make sure you have a chicken pie first...really tasty savoury filling with a nice semi sweet pastry.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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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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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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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, Bakeries

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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