9 Comforting Old-School Egg Tarts You’d Love If You Grew Up In The 90′s

Old School Egg Tarts

The gold standard for egg tarts demands prominent egg fragrance from a silky custard, and a pastry that lets its sweetness and texture shine. But the real secret to making them the bomb lies in the temperature.

Pop them into the oven to toast to the limit, just before they get burnt, so the crust becomes crisp and crumbly, with an egg custard that warms your belly.

Here are 9 old-school places we found for egg tart comforts that will bring you a touch of nostalgia, especially so if you grew up in the 90′s.

BALMORAL BAKERY

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BALMORAL BAKERY

Egg tarts from Balmoral Bakery have a custard that is slightly more runny but a relatively firm crust. You can only get them on weekends, but you can call in two days prior to place advanced orders for at least a box of nine. With baked goods piped with buttercream sold in paper boxes featuring a vintage red print, Balmoral Bakery is a throwback to 1965.

105 Clementi Street 12
Singapore 120105
Tel: +65 6779 2064
Daily: 9am – 7:30pm
Nearest Station: Clementi

DA SHENG HONG KONG PASTRY

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DA SHENG HONG KONG PASTRY

For freshly baked egg tarts from Drop by Da Sheng Hong Kong Pastry, drop in half an hour after they open. Their generous custard is less sweet than most which makes up for their thick, flaky crust that’s slightly dry. They also sell a few classic pastries including a signature Lotus Paste Salted Egg Yolk Pastry to add to your buys.

36 Sago St
Singapore 059027
Tel: +65 6224 6287
Daily: 10am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Chinatown

DONA MANIS CAKE SHOP

You can find Dona Manis Cake Shop in Katong Shopping Centre looking like a relic of ‘90s bakeries. Be gentle with each egg tart as you sink your teeth into its silky soft filling, held together by a delicate buttery crust that crumbles with each bite. The inconspicuous shop, also sells pastries such as chocolate tarts and their famed scrumptious banana pies.

865 Mountbatten Road, B1-93
Katong Shopping Centre
Singapore 437844
Tel: +65 6440 7688
Mon to Sat: 10:30am – 5pm
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Dakota

LEUNG SANG HONG KONG PASTRIES

When you exit Tiong Bahru MRT Station, turn away from Tiong Bahru Plaza to the less updated side, because nestled there is Leung Sang Hong Kong Pastries. Unlike their Western egg tarts which sit on a firm base, their Leung Sang Egg Tarts has a puffier and flakier crust that turns into creaminess.

18 Jln Membina, #01-06
Singapore 164018
Tel: +65 6271 6056
Mon to Sat: 7:30am – 7:30pm
Sun: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

NG KIM LEE CONFECTIONERY

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NG KIM LEE CONFECTIONERY

A stone’s throw away from Beauty World MRT Station is Ng Kim Lee with rows of old school egg tarts placed beside the cashier and Portuguese egg tarts that have a crust in a pale shade of brown. A fragrant eggy scent envelops you as you take in the first bite. Assorted flavours of adorable starry-shaped muffins will likely catch your eye and we recommend you get those too.

4 Chun Tin Rd
Singapore 599591
Tel: +65 6466 3515
Mon to Sat: 9:30am – 9:30pm
Sun: 9:30am – 1pm
Nearest Station: Beauty World

Tai Cheong Egg Tart

TAI CHEONG BAKERY

The endless line for Tai Cheong Bakery screams volumes about this powerhouse that’s known as one of Hong Kong’s bests. A strong buttery scent exudes from its crust, with a hint of saltiness that balance its sweet and firm pudding centre. What makes this gold is its wonderfully fresh taste.

391B Orchard Rd
Singapore 238874
Tel: +65 8223 1954
Daily: 10am – 9:30pm
Nearest Station: Somerset

TAI CHONG KOK

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TAI CHONG KOK

Tai Chong Kok started out in 1935 selling traditional lotus mooncakes, before they decided to venture into egg tarts. Easy to hold and box thanks to its diamond shape, the egg tarts have a biscuit-like texture with a buttery base which complements its slightly runny custard. They also sell round coconut tarts too—each decorated with a large cross that are baked till firm.

34 Sago St
Singapore 059026
Tel: +65 6227 5701
Daily: 9:30am – 8pm
Nearest Station: Chinatown

TIONG BAHRU GALICIER BAKERY

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TIONG BAHRU GALICIER BAKERY

Exercise restraint at Tiong Bahru Galicier Bakery, as there’s a huge selection of raved-about Nyonya kueh to shake up cake time. Eating their ondeh ondeh is like biting into a mochi that explodes with sweet gula melaka. That said, do not cast aside are their egg tarts. With a light and delicate custard, and crumbly but moist crust, it’s delectable and the cheapest find on this list.

Singapore 160055
Tel: +65 6324 1686
Tue to Sun: 10am – 8:30pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Tiong Bahru

Tong Heng

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TONG HENG

Tong Heng a familiar remedy to treat a bad bout of blues and cracking into its flaky and crusty shell brings waves of comfort. Their diamond-shaped egg tart has a velvety-soft pudding that’s contrasted by the hard but thin pastry. The wobbly custard is also sweeter than most egg tarts. Their coconut egg tart is a few notches sweeter with the fibrous texture the crunchy coconut shreds add to the egg custard.

285 South Bridge Rd
Singapore 058833
Tel: +65 6223 3649
Daily: 9am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Outram Park