Seen and heard of the best of local Singaporean Food
The best mix of our colonial roots and Asian baking style has resulted in our own version of the custard tart, more often known as the egg tart around these parts.
The flaky pastry, typical of Chinese baked goods, houses a sweet and caramelised egg custard.
Grab some at these places for your afternoon tea.
Tong Heng Confectionary
These diamond-shaped egg tarts have delighted us since the early 1960s, when the 1920s coffee shop took a turn into the confectionary business.
The pastry is flaky and the custard is soft and jelly-like, resulting in a sweet and satisfying snack or even dessert.
285 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058833
This restaurant serves quality dim sum and among the many delights is the egg tart. Made a la minute, expect to wait for ten to 15 minutes for them but the fluffy pastry and egg custard make it worth the wait.
Raffles Hotel, #03-09, 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673
Le Café Confectionary & Pastry
Bring up Lay Eng to your grandparents and they would most likely recognise it for being the place to get birthday cakes and pastries back in the day.
Now rechristened Le Café Confectionary & Pastry, it still makes its version of the custard tart, but nestled in the tart shell is a lighter bean curd custard.
Elias Building, 264 Middle Road, Singapore 188990
This is a much newer and much more ‘evolved’ version of the typical egg tart. Coming with different toppings such as chocolate or in a green tea shell, these new-fangled tarts have proven quite popular with the younger palate.
Order before you head to Noble House as their egg tarts get sold out very quickly. The velvety texture of the custard and the flaky buttery pastry carry the right amount of decadence and sweetness.
UIC Building, 5 Shenton Way, #06-13, Singapore 03129