A Sinful Surprise

Egg tarts are one of my favorite foods. Okay, I am a fan of pineapple tarts too, but let’s not get into that right now.

Knowing how much I love these egg tarts, my hubby bought me a box of SIX when he was out for lunch last Friday. He surprised me with them after work 🙂 My hubby and I usually have a hot date every Friday lunch, but last Friday, I had a meeting that lasted through lunch, so I had to forgo our date. My hubby went downtown for lunch with his buddies and stopped by a shop that was famed for its egg tarts. A quaint little shop on Cintra Street that had been featured in the papers before for its exceptional tasting egg tarts, they were priced at an unbelievable 80 cents each only.

Well actually if you hadn’t realized, egg tarts come in 3 different varieties. The first type is the kind that comes in a biscuit crust, thin and kind of hard. The second type is the egg tart that is made with a pastry crust, flaky and layered. The third variety is what we call the Portuguese egg tart. This is an egg tart with a more custard-like filling. My favorite is actually the second type, but the ones my hubby bought belongs under Type No.1. No biggie. Tastes just as good. Sinfully sweet, but that’s what makes it ohsogood. Me, egg tart queen will like the tarts anyhow they are served. And for the record, all tarts were completely finished by Sunday. 🙂

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12 Responses to A Sinful Surprise

  1. domestic rat says:

    The shop beside the chicken rice shop, on the same row as the Dim-sum shop?

    The Giddy Tiger says: Hmm… ok.. will keep an eye out for it next time!

  2. Adino says:

    I like Egg Tart Type #2 too! Somehow the flaky pastry crust makes the filling tastes even softer and sweeter. It tastes especially heavenly when the egg tart is fresh from the oven.


    The Giddy Tiger says: I know exactly what you mean, because I just had some of those last weekend, at my usual dim sum haunt!

  3. ParisB says:

    OMG that super cheap! I’m not much of an egg tart fan but a good one fresh from the oven gets me slurping them up along with the best of ’em 🙂

    The Giddy Tiger says: Now you can pass them on to me if you grow tired of ’em!

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  5. may says:

    I heart egg tarts!! I’d trade that lost million bucks you “gave” me for a few good egg tarts… LOL! sorry I missed that one out!

    The Giddy Tiger says: You know, I do not know one girl who does not like egg tarts!

  6. rinnah says:

    I love egg tarts in version #2 & 3! I just had some super cute mini egg tarts at Eden on Saturday… they were so adorably tiny and yet eggy!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Can you just pop those mini ones in the mouth one at a time?

  7. We seem to get the Portugeese kind when we buy them. My son loves these. I have to avoid since I’m tired of being chunky.

    The Giddy Tiger says: Awww… one won’t do much harm…

  8. Pink Cotton says:

    awww how sweet
    a hot date every fri 🙂

    yum..im a sucker for egg tarts too portuguese…chinese…angmo..everything i like =)

    The Giddy Tiger says: Same geng! 😀

  9. WS says:

    I am a tart lover too…can finish 3 tarts in a row right now…during preggie, can finished 5 in a row…real vain..

    Of all, i like Amigo’s pandan tart (at Jln Tengah) the most…

    The Giddy Tiger says: Oooh, we should do a tart-themed lunch, yes? 😀

  10. laundryamah says:

    wah u oso egg tart fansee..me too! n 80sen? wow…tarts here at least RM1 la!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Yes, I could not believe it when my hubby told me too!

  11. pelf says:

    I love egg tarts too! There was once I downed 4 egg tarts at one go my Mum said I was crazy! I swore off egg tarts for a while after that incident 🙂

    The Giddy Tiger says: I don’t think you were crazy to do that 🙂

  12. Pei Sze says:

    I am surprised that so many people loves egg tarts. I am the only one in the family. I loves both Type 1 & Type 2. I don’t have any specific place to buy. Normally I just get the Adventist egg tart……………. Looks like you need to tell me which part of Cintra Street.

    Shame…. Penang ppl needs to ask this Ipoh ppl……………..

    The Giddy Tiger says: I would recommend the egg tarts sold at Maxim’s Dim Sum over the Cintra Street one 🙂

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