Egg Tarts

Egg Tarts

Today, egg tarts come in many variations within Guangzhou cuisine, including egg white, milk , honey-egg, ginger-flavoured egg, which are variations of a traditional milk custard and egg custard served in cha chaan tengs), and also chocolate tarts, green-tea-flavoured tarts, and even bird’s nest tarts.
Overall, Guangzhou egg tarts have two main types of crusts: shortcrust pastry and puff pastry, traditionally made with lard rather than butter or shortening. Most Guangzhou Chinese food purists hold the egg tarts made with puff pastry in higher regard.
Unlike English custard tarts, milk is normally not added to the egg custard, and the tart is not sprinkled with ground nutmeg or cinnamon before serving. It is also served piping hot rather than at room temperature like English custard tarts.
They are sold at KFC restaurants in south-east Asia.

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