Whether you like the flaky puff pastry egg tart or the butter cookie egg tart, freshly-baked egg tarts are instant gratification.
From the famous Tong Heng’s iconic diamond-shaped egg tart, to Honolulu Cafe’s flaky egg tart, we are lucky that there are plenty of places that offer really good egg tarts in Singapore.
Here is our guide to the best egg tarts you can find in Singapore.
Photo Credit: cheehuey
One of the oldest bakeries in Singapore, Balmoral Bakery has been dishing out its baked goods to its loyal customers since 1965. The egg tarts from Balmoral Bakery have a custard that is slightly runnier but a relatively firm crust. And before you go all the way to Sunset Way, do note that the egg tarts are only available on weekends and Public Holidays.
Price: S$1.40 for an egg tart
105 Clementi Street 12
Tel: +65 6779 2064
Flash Bakes is a home-based business which is known for its thin crust egg tarts and they are available in the following flavours: original, pandan, coffee and Ondeh Ondeh.
The crust is so thin and buttery, and the egg custard is smooth, creamery and very eggy. We loved the consistency of the custard and how it isn’t cloyingly sweet. The pandan tart comes with a fragrant and creamy filling, while the Ondeh Ondeh tart features a decadent gula Melaka coconut filling topped with toasted coconut flakes.
No trip to Honolulu Café—the famous cha chaan teng from Hong Kong— is complete until you try their signature Honolulu Egg Tarts. Each palm-size flaky pastry encases to-die-for sweet soft egg custard; the dough had been frozen overnight and folded into many layers to achieve a crisp shell. This is definitely one of the best egg tarts you can get in Singapore.
Price: S$1.70 for an egg tart.
The Centrepoint #01-33F/G
176 Orchard Road
Joy Luck Teahouse, newly-launched Hong Kong-style Café at Ion Orchard, is offering the famous egg tarts (choose from puff pastry and a butter cookie type) from Hoover Cake Shop in Hong Kong.
Price: S$2.30 for an egg tart (puff pastry/butter cookie)
2 Orchard Turn #B4-61 ION Orchard
We first had the egg tarts from Leung Sang Hong Kong Pastries back in 2007, and we have been fans of it ever since. The confectionery used to be on Sago Street—inconspicuous and hard to locate. But the ones in the know make it there anyway. Today, they sit on Jalan Membina, opposite Tiong Bahru Plaza.
Leung Sang Hong Kong Pastries’ amazingly buttery flaky egg tarts are incredibly addictive. The egg custard boasts a distinct pastel yellow shade and is creamy, silky and sweet. Hands down one of the best egg tarts you can find in Singapore.
Price: S$1.60 for an egg tart
#01-06, 18 Jln Membina
Tel: +65 6271 6056
MADELEINE’S ORIGINAL PORTUGUESE EGG TARTS
Madeleine’s Original Portuguese Egg Tart is an old-school shop at 198 Tanjong Katong Road which has been selling its signature Portuguese egg tarts since 1998. They make the egg tarts from scratch daily and you can look forward to flaky puff pasty tarts and rich custard with a burnt caramelised top.
They sell 1 Portuguese egg tart at S$2.20 or you can get 3 mini egg tarts at S$3.30. There are not many of such traditional bakeries left in Singapore, drop by to get some egg tarts when you are dining at one of the restaurants along Tanjong Katong Road.
198 Tanjong Katong Rd
A highly celebrated stalwart in the Chinese dim sum scene here in Singapore, Red Star Restaurant is one that needs no introduction.
Their Egg Tart (S$4.50) is one of the fastest items to go. The egg custard is velvety and boasts a sweet, fragrant vanilla note and the crust that holds it all together is a delicate pastry that flakes upon the lightest touch.
Chin Swee Road,
#07-23 Block 54,
Tel: +65 6532 5266
As far as egg tarts go, it is more than just the yellowish custard that defines a really good one. The short-crust pastry that encases it is just as important—if not, more. Here at Song Garden, the Mini Egg Tarts are far better than your traditional flaky egg tarts. Buttery, crumbly and filled with a luscious egg filling, each bite will transport you to heaven.
What we particularly loved about Song Garden’s egg tarts was the fact that it was small enough to eat in one bite, which for one, does away with the nuisance of crumbs falling everywhere, and allows you to taste every single component at one go.
Price: S$4.20++ for 3 pieces of egg tarts
122 Middle Road
Mercure Singapore Bugis
Daily: 11am – 10pm
SO GOOD CHAR CHAN TANG
A modern Hong Kong cafe serving Hong Kong classics, So Good Char Chan Tang has excellent flaky egg tarts with a silky-smooth egg custard.
111 Somerset Rd, #01-17 TripleOne Somerset
Tel: 6493 0336
Hailing from Hong Kong, Tai Cheong Bakery is a reputable institution in Hong Kong with 14 outlets across the city. Tai Cheong Bakery has been serving irresistibly tasty egg tarts for over half a century.
Tai Cheong Bakery’s glorious egg tarts boast a consistently smooth texture and a glossy sheen. Instead of the ubiquitous flaky short-crust pastry, Tai Cheong Bakery uses a buttery cookie-like crust as the base instead. These crisp shells are currently pre-made at a factory before they are baked and filled in-house.
Price: S$2 for an egg tart
Takashimaya Basement 2
391 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6738 1111
Daily: 9am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Orchard
TONG HENG CONFECTIONERY
Probably the most famous egg tart shop in Singapore, Tong Heng’s iconic 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.
Price: S$2 for an egg tart
285 South Bridge Road
Tel: +65 6223 3649
TungLok Signatures’ Baked Mini Egg Tarts are always consistently good and they have never disappointed us. The Chinese restaurant may be famous for many reasons, but their egg tarts are one that always draws us back.
Price: S$4.50 for 3 egg tarts
Orchard Parade Hotel #02-18
1 Tanglin Road
Tel : +65 6834 0660