Best Egg Tarts in Penang

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Ah, Penang. The home of endless possibilities when it comes to food. From traditional Penang cuisines to modern fusion dishes, it has it all. If you find yourself in the streets of the island and craving for some eggy custard goodness, look no further than the list below.  

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    Ming Xiang Tai Pastry Shop

    Ming Xiang Tai Pastry shop is famous for their range of traditional Chinese pastry and one of the sought-after pastries is, you guess it, egg tart. The recipe for this delightful treat goes back since 1960s, so you can imagine how traditional the taste would be. The fluffy filling for the tart is not too sweet, with crispy shell to go along with it. Though it is best eaten while hot and if you manage to get the batch that just got out from the oven, do wait for a few moments or you’ll take the risk of burning your tongue. But for this specific tart, it could be just worth it.

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    26 Gat Lebuh Armenian (at Lebuh Victoria), 10200 , Georgetown, Penang
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    042619887

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Pandan Egg Tart @ Amigo BakeryPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Pandan has been known for its fresh and fragrant scent and it is used all over Asia to enhance the flavour of certain dishes. The combination of pandan and egg custard is just phenomenal. Amigo bakery uses all-natural ingredients in its tart. The crust is thin and crispy filled with pandan custard. The sweet creaminess both of the ingredients bring to the table will make you want to eat this tart in one go but word of advice: try to eat it slowly so you can savour each fragrant bite wholeheartedly.  

     

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    Amigo Bakery View restaurant

    46, Jalan Tengah, Taman Sri Tunas, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang
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    04-6414263

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    09:00AM—08:00PM
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    Bird's Nest Egg Tart @ 92 Armenian

    For those who wants to try dessert with more nutritional value and feeling less guilty about it, 92 Armenian might be the place for you. The restaurant serves plenty of dessert with an additional ingredient to it: bird’s nest. The tart is a smooth egg custard with buttery, crumbly crust, and topped with bird’s nest. Priced at RM8.00 per piece, it might sound a bit steep than normal egg tart, but remember that the bird’s nest can be considered as one of the most expensive delicacies. Still sceptical? You just have to go and try this one out!

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    92 Armenian View restaurant

    96, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    11:00AM—07:00PM
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    Ng Kee Cake Shop

    Sweet silky egg custard with flaky pastry to fulfill your sugar craving? Yes please! You need to come here early as the tarts normally sold out by noon. Ng Kee Cake shop has been using the family’s secret recipe for more than 50 years, proving that they are no amateur in this egg tart industry.

     

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    61, Lebuh Cintra, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10100, Georgetown, Penang
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    04-2612229

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    09:00AM—09:00PM
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    Continental bakeryPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    It’s an ideal place for breakfast, a quaint bakery with a touch of old school element since the store has been opened for ages and already been a local’s favourite. The selection of freshly baked pastries is plenty and you will catch a whiff of them upon entering the premise. The egg tarts are also made freshly in the store, which resulted in flavourful custard with charred top.

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    Continental Bakery View restaurant

    33, Jalan Nagore, 10050, George Town, Penang
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    042283814

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    10:00AM—07:00PM
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    Slicing the egg tart from Tho Yuen Restaurant in the middle, you will be greeted with the sight of the glossy, smooth custard. The egg tart has crispy thin crust that settles higher than the filing, but do not worry, it is the perfect crust-filling ratio. Since the tarts are baked freshly on the premise, you can see how the top glistens when it arrived at your table, emphasizing on the smoothness of the baked custard.

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    Restoran Tho Yuen (桃园茶楼鸡饭) View restaurant

    92, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, Pulau Pinang, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    042614672

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    06:00AM—03:00PM
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    Wheat Connection Bakery

    The bakery offers an extensive range of French pastries, breads and also cakes in-store. The egg custard of the tart has the sweetness that is spot-on, as it is not overwhelmingly sweet making sure that it is flavourful. The puff pastry is buttery and crackles when you hold onto. A dash of cinnamon on top with the caramelization of the custard are the perfect additional touch to these tartlets.

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    Wheat Connection View restaurant

    104, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, 10300, Georgetown, Penang
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    0164253892

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    08:00AM—08:00PM
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