I’ve always been a fan of egg tart and cheese tart. However, I had never thought of looking for a good one in Singapore, let alone finding one. But that day was extraordinary. I was just turning to South Bridge Road from Ann Siang Hill when my eyes caught a familiar image of Makan Sutra‘s rating. It’s 3 bowl and 3 chopsticks, which means “die-die-must-try” kind of food. Even though I just ate, suddenly I sensed a movement in my belly: a room has just opened up. Actually, more like a black hole than a room.
The next 30 mins was bliss.
An egg tart. A coconut egg tart. Two other pastries (chasiew and redbean).
Note that until that moment, I still didn’t care about what the name of the place was. Only after the black hole closed and I was full and happy, I started to look around. I realized that this place was ancient. A quick adventure through Google reveals that it has been in business for 90 years. The family that runs it now is the fourth generation. A recipe that goes over years of perfection, no wonder it has become a household classic for Singaporeans.
As a first timer, I find that Tong Heng Egg Tart is really really good. Their oddly shaped diamond tart is part of the magic. This means 99% of the time, you’ll hold it with your hand and naturally eat it from the sharper edge first. It gives you a taste of the crunchy flaky crust, before slowly going to the real deal, the egg custard. That’s where all the magic potions are.
The custard consists of 3 ingredients only: egg, water, and sugar. It is in this simplicity that the eggs become the center-stage of the tart. The savory sweet gooey feeling of a custard with the warm smell of freshly baked egg—egg tart doesn’t get any better than that. Yum!
All this for just S$1.6 apiece. Tong Heng Egg Tart is definitely worth it. If I could, I would have packed them home as gifts for my friends. As I’m writing this, I already miss it. It is always a good day to discover a wonderful dish like Tong Heng. The kind that makes you want to share it to the world whenever the opportunity arises.
I wish to find more places like this. Until then.
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Tong Heng Confectionary (Specialist in Traditional Chinese Pastries)
285 South Bridge Road
Fax: +65 62258484
Phone: +65 62233649, +65 62230398
Closest MRT: Chinatown
Everyday 9AM – 10PM
Facebook Page: Tong Heng Egg Tarts
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