Apr 30, 2017

Eggcellent egg tart... only so-so

I'm a huge fan of the HongKong/Macau/Portuguese pastry, Egg tarts. I live by them to the point that I stopped eating birthday cakes and replaced them with egg tarts.

So in Tokyo, I found the genius named shop, Eggcellent and their egg tarts. For 200yen a pop, I gave it a try.

Eggcellent egg tart... only so-so photo

It was much smaller than what it should be (in my head), but I just assumed it was the foreign-food-tax that we have to pay for a taste of home.

Eggcellent egg tart... only so-so photo

The result was unfortunately disappointing. The pastry was good, the egg was good too, but the balance was off in that there wasn't nearly enough eggs to cover the buttery taste of the pastry. And with the small size it already was, I wasn't satisfied.

What I did appreciate is that I got a fresh one. The trick is to ask for a "dekitate" (出来立て) one, which is one right out of the oven!

If you've never eaten egg tarts, it's worth a try, but if you're like me and got your eggtart standards in your head, this one won't satisfy.