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Egg Tart

Affair of the tart

If any snack represented the history of Hong Kong, it would be the daan taat.

Sunday, 2 October, 2011, 12:00am

Egg tarts sell the arts on trams

If you start seeing moving egg tarts and fish balls on your way to work, your life has not gone off the rails.

It is just the latest initiative to enliven the streets of Hong Kong and bring art closer to the community, using the city's trams.

Colourful pictures of award-winning designs by Hong Kong pupils will be emblazoned on trams.

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Macau has right recipe on housing (and egg tarts), Wang Guangya says

Not only is Macau doing a better job of housing its needy, its egg tarts taste better.

That was the assessment of the central government's Hong Kong and Macau affairs chief yesterday as he wrapped up a three-day visit to the former Portuguese enclave.

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

It's years since Patten's day but egg tarts are still a treat

They say a week is a long time in politics, in which case 18 years must be an eternity.

That is the time that has elapsed between the arrival in the city of two senior political figures who could not be more different.

In Hong Kong politics though, some things never change - egg tarts.

15 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Bite-sized bliss

Let's face it: not everyone likes cha chaan teng. They look rundown and feel like a place your parents used to go when they were younger. Rather, we tend to prefer trendier places without the need for table sharing.

30 May 2011 - 12:00am

Discounts campaign fails to grip shoppers

The 'Cheer Up Hong Kong' campaign that coincided with the Standard Chartered Marathon received a lukewarm response, with most shoppers unaware of discounts offered by more than 3,000 businesses around the city.

9 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

appetite for change

International cuisine seems to have displaced the homegrown Macanese variety as the food of choice

Truffles, foie gras, uni tempura are probably more talked about these days by diners in Macau than bacalhau, sardines and tacho (Macanese casserole). Macau's restaurant selection has diversified with its economic progress.

11 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Straight answers to tough questions

Former Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten was in town this week for the second time in nine months. He was here to promote his latest book, Not Quite the Diplomat.

During his visit to British Council headquarters on Monday morning, he received a warm welcome from a group of 40 upper primary to lower secondary students of the council's English Teaching Centre.

26 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Whisky is no more and those egg tarts are out of bounds

What is the link between whisky, untouched egg tarts and sharks in Government House's swimming pool? The answer could only be Chris Patten.

22 Jul 2006 - 12:00am


Shop 1, G/F The Peak Galleria

Tel: 2265 7328

Open: Monday-Friday, 11am-midnight; Saturday and Sunday, 10.45am-midnight

Cuisine: Cantonese.

Price: Although we were on the Peak and expected high prices, the meal came to $230 each.

9 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Pie in the face for PR

Hong Kong is not a place that prizes originality, but at least in public relations it can claim a new field - anti-PR.

1 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Tasty tart shop bites back with much fanfare

Egg-tart lovers were out in force on Lyndhurst Terrace again yesterday as their favourite bakery reopened for business in its new premises - four months after being forced to close by soaring rents.

1 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Another HK restaurant closes leaving workers unpaid

Updated at 5.09pm: A West Point restaurant closed on Tuesday - owing some 50 workers about $500,000 in unpaid wages, local radio reported.

Some workers said the restaurant owner put a notice on its door on Monday night. The notice said the restaurant would cease business operations because of financial problems.

14 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Doors close on bitter-sweet end of era

Huge queue of customers waits to buy the results of Tai Cheong's last 14-hour baking marathon

Customers wanting a last taste of the Tai Cheong Bakery's famed wares crammed Lyndhurst Terrace in Central yesterday, the final day of operations at the site the bakery has occupied for more than half a century.

26 May 2005 - 12:00am

End of the line for egg-tart fans

Egg-tart lovers packed the sidewalk on Lyndhurst Terrace yesterday to get a taste of the Tai Cheong Bakery speciality ahead of the shop's closure on May 25. More than 200 people queued for Tai Cheong's traditional treat, described by former governor Chris Patten as the best egg tart in the world.

15 May 2005 - 12:00am