WHO IS THE EGG TART KING?
I’m an avid fan of bucket lists – check, check, check. When there are too many foods to try and too little time, you gotta go with recommendations to get the most out of your daily 1500 calorie intake quota. Make sense right?
This TimeOut list for the best egg tarts in HK got me thinking – there are 6 bakeries they recommend for egg tarts and that’s 5 too many bakeries for me. I want to know which one is the best one because I’m lazy like that and want to make sure I’m not losing out on good food. I know, some people will disagree and say that everybody will have a different preference and there’s no one same “best egg tart” for everybody because we are all different. However, there is an uniform set of characteristics of a good egg tart – a perfectly flaky and buttery crust, with a smooth, aromatic, sweet and yolky filling. And that’s what I’m after – the most “best” egg tart in HK.
AND SO LET THE EXPERIMENT BEGIN!
BAKERIES IN CONTENTION:
- Happy Cake Shop (快樂餅店)
- Hoover Cake Shop (豪華餅店)
- Kam Fung Restaurant (金鳳茶餐廳)
- Maria’s & Uncle Fong’s Bakery (超羣麵包西餅& 芳叔)
- Ming Wah (明華餅家)
- Tai Cheong (泰昌餅家)
NOTE: Bakery details and address are located in the Appendix section at the bottom of the post.
The winner, drumroll please, is Hoover Cake Shop at Kowloon City! They were really good egg tarts, even though they were at room temperature.
There you have it, Hoover Cake Shop has the BEST EGG TARTS in HONG KONG!
In conclusion, I was very surprised from the results to say the least. While Tai Cheong placed 3rd overall, please do note that the standard deviation is about 7.946 (approx. due to rounding errors and the fact I did the calculation at 2am) with a mean of 25.67. This means that Tai Cheong is about one whole standard deviation away from the top 2 and with a mean score of 25.67, Tai Cheong is average at best.
Hoover Cake Shop, the Egg Tart King, albeit delicious, is a bit inconvenient to get to (transport-wise) but is definitely worth a try! On the other hand, for your more regular egg tart fixes, Maria’s has numerous locations around town so I would recommend Maria’s due to the convenience of their locations around Hong Kong.