Traditional Hong Kong-style egg tarts use lard to make the flaky pastry, which gives them their distinctive multilayered, melt-in-the-mouth crust.

Hong Kong egg tarts are not vegetarian – and here’s why

The small flaky pastry desserts – one of the quintessential food items on the city’s Intangible Culture Heritage list – were inspired by British custard tarts

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Traditional Hong Kong-style egg tarts use lard to make the flaky pastry, which gives them their distinctive multilayered, melt-in-the-mouth crust.
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