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Tardy Tarty Tarts!

Tardy Tarty Tarts!

Featuring Tai Cheong Bakery (Holland Village), LE Cafe Confectionary & Pastry (Mackenzie Road), Windowsill Pies (Haji Lane), Bread Fresh, Forbidden Duck (鴨大哥), Queen Sophie (酥妃皇后), PABLO (Shinjuku), Ming Xiang Tai (Penang Road)
Chubby Cheeks
Chubby Cheeks

The pastry version of charsiew paus.

$1.50 for ☀️ in the morning, what’s there to complain? I love the buttery crust and sweet custard that wobbled within. I wish the buttery crust came with more buttery fragrance tho!

Not chocolate, but packed with brown sugary goodness & some healthy, crunchy brain food.

Tangy pineapple and yoghurt curd,crunchy passionfruit seed glaze and home-made muesli morsels

Well! I think the guys have to rethink about consistency in menu and marketing. On Facebook, it’s “toucan” but only their website, it’s “pineapple passionfruit yoghurt”. At the shop, the staff introduced it as toucan but spelt it as tocan (?) when she labelled the boxes of pies 🤦🏻‍♀️

What I like: very tangy and sourish! But it might be overly sour for some people. Love the strong hints of passionfruit from the layer of glaze on top.

What I didn’t like: supermarket-like filo pastry as they crust base (I think a buttery crust is what makes a cut for a good pie!). It was too thin to balance out the strong tanginess of the fillings. Idk what’re the white cubes - the taste of these cubes weren’t distinct. If they’d been, then clearly they’ve been masked out by the tanginess of the filling ...

Fluffy Banana Mousse with crunchy Almond Brittle, topped with rich Cognac whipped cream.
WELL....I’m split about this.

What I like:
Rich cognac whipped cream, fluffy airy mousse

What I didn’t like:
Slightly bitter almond brittle (perhaps kinda burnt), it’s also sticky and sticks to the teeth! I’d expected the pie crust to be buttery but it’s actually filo pastry ): kinda feels like those you could easily get from any random supermarket(?) I think the pie crust is really important and this rendition didn’t do justice to the otherwise tasty mousse and cognac

Mummy-in-law has a refined palate - from fine cuisines down to the traditional old-school tarts. Here’s the famed beancurd tarts she got from LE cafe. When she raves about sth, you know it’s bound to be pretty legit. A bite into it affirmed my trust in her taste once again - the light fragrance of soybean turned a lil’ more pronounced with each bite. The soft, curdly texture was incredibly silky and smooth. Despite feeling so “soft” and delicate. They do not fall off the tart with each bite - I love it when it’s not a challenge against time to finish my tarts. The crust was extremely sturdy - firm and buttery; a nice complement to the beancurd fillings 😋

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Hmms, am sticking with their signature egg tarts instead! While this was a change from the standard order, it wasn’t a “wow” change. Coconut lovers would love this tho - a tartful of distinct coconut shreds which provided the much desired texture. However, the mouth do get quite tired from all the chewing. I love the buttery crust tho! I think it would have been a better mix if it was more moist than dry.

Do not be fooled!
1) It’s underwhelmingly ordinary-sized and not “giant” in any way like its name may suggest. To be honest, the size is that of any typical egg tart
2) Do not doubt the taste of the egg tart because of the disappointing size (btw it’s not small, just not “giant”). The disappointing size definitely doesn’t come with disappointing taste (thankfully!)

The eggy tart comes with yuzu bits at the bottom of the tart - well layered under the wobbly egg custard which adds some surprise element of tanginess to the egg tart. It’s pretty refreshing cos of the citrusy element and definitely “light” in taste to end off a meal.

There’re purportedly 386 layers to the flaky tart base in Queen Sophie’s legendary egg tart! At first read, it definitely sounds like exaggeration x386 folds. At first bite, it’s disbelief x386 folds! 😍 Indeed, it was THAT flaky. So flaky to the extent it’s hard to hold it with just your fingers cos the flakiness of the crust is x386 and the generous portion of eggy custard in the middle weighs it down. The eggy custard is perfected to a jelly-ish consistency without being overly gelatinous is worth a rating of 5 stars ⭐️ too! The nice hint of eggy goodness with each bite makes you wanna have another ...and another...and another! I would say the custard is as good as Tai Cheong’s! I’m totally sold by Queen Sophie’s execution of the flaky egg tart and it’s definitely the go-to place for a change from Tai Cheong’s buttery egg tart!

There’re purportedly 386 layers to its flaky tart base. At first read, it definitely sounds like exaggeration x386 folds. At first bite, it’s disbelief x386 folds! 😍 Indeed, it was THAT flaky. So flaky to the extent it’s hard to hold it with just your fingers cos the flakiness of the crust is x386 and the generous portion of milk custard in the middle weighs it down. The milk custard is perfected to a jelly-ish consistency without being overly gelatinous is worth a rating of 5 stars ⭐️ too! I am pleasantly awed and totally sold by Queen Sophie’s execution of the milk tart. Not sure if Tai Cheong’s will beat this!

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Overall a pretty impressive tart (given the signature tart base which was used across the innovative tarts -ie non egg tart/milk tart). I liked the passionfruit which provides a nice tangy tweak to balance the rich dark chocolate. However, I would have preferred it without the cereal - they weren’t crispy after being left in the open! It would have been a 4.5/5 tart if not for the slight disappointment from the cereal. Sometimes...less is more!

The tag reads ‘pastry expert’ - BELIEVE IT! The lemon curd tart is nothing short of amazing - it packs a punch of tanginess which comes with really soft lemon cream/curd. The base of the tart was layered w a lil’ almond paste bef the lemon cream which goes on top. While the lemon cream comes slightly less than half filled, the flavour was so intense that the lemon cream-to-tart ratio was just right! Moving on to the crust- it’s flaky yet buttery at the same time - less flaky than their egg tarts and milk tarts but just that right about of sturdiness and compactness to go with the tangy punch 🤛🏻

My chubby cheeks speak of my love in uncovering new bites & savouring ‘em all!

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