The history of the famous Hong Kong dessert goes back to medieval England. Photo: Hotels.com
The history of the famous Hong Kong dessert goes back to medieval England. Photo: Hotels.com

The history of egg tarts: from savoury to sweet, from medieval England to Hong Kong, from short crust to flaky pastry

  • In the 1920s, the British introduced the custard tart to the city of Canton, now Guangzhou. Chinese chefs adapted it using their dim sum pastry skills
  • The oldest known English custard tart recipe dates back to around 1450 and features in the second-oldest cookery book written in the English language

Knowledge |   Iconic Asian food
The history of the famous Hong Kong dessert goes back to medieval England. Photo: Hotels.com
The history of the famous Hong Kong dessert goes back to medieval England. Photo: Hotels.com
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