Easter is here, and what is more natural than food containing Egg? That’s why we traveled all the way to Taiwan for testing the authentic Easter dish EGG TARTS – at a local KFC – check out our honest Egg Tarts Review KFC in Taiwan offers more than just fried chicken.
Did you know KFC offers some of Taiwan’s authentic Egg Tarts?
Before egg tarts were introduced to Taiwan, they were reported to have been first seen in Guangzhou in the 1920s. Inspired from fruit tarts, the chefs transformed the entire idea by filling egg custards in the middle instead. Fast forward to the 1940s and 1950s, many of the chefs migrated to Hong Kong and Taiwan, carrying along with them this recipe. After much trial and error, an egg tart solely unique to Taiwan emerged, and this is the Taiwan egg tart which we are all familiar with. Being a neighbour of Macau, we are not surprised that Taiwan has injected a few touches of Macanese cuisine into the egg tarts as well.
Egg tarts are now one of Taiwan’s popular dim sum dishes, with the rendition receiving the most attention. Often it comes with 2 kinds of crusts, namely the shortcrust pastry or puff pastry. Instead of butter, lard is traditionally used in the crust to add that hint of fragrance that we enjoy.
Taiwan’s national dish egg tarts are so delicious
Try Taipei, Taiwan KFC’s CREAMY Portuguese egg tarts and learn the history behind these golden desserts. Become a cutea: https://goo.gl/zU9DdZ
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KFCs everywhere have different menu items and the flavors are adjusted according to the local’s preferences. In some KFCs in Asia – there are PORTUGUESE EGG TARTS! YES, eat creamy custard filled pastries with your fried chicken.
In this video we dive into the history of how these egg tarts got on KFC’s menu! Did you know the recipe actually comes from the famous egg tart bakeries – Lord Stow’s and Magaret Cafe e Nata in Macau?
If you’re still reading this I’ll give you more fun facts! You deserve it. Technically “Asian egg tarts” appeared in Hong Kong around the 1950s in cafes. Hong Kong was under British rule from 1950s to 1997 that’s why those Asian egg tarts stem influence from British custard tarts.
Macau was a Portuguese island for over 400 years and that’s why Portuguese egg tarts spread from there into Asia.
Of course, historians have different stories and can (probably have) argued over egg tarts origins. But I think we can all agree on this: egg tarts are darn delicious.
Review: How does the egg tarts really taste?
So, how do we like our egg tarts? A light and wobbly yet firm filling holds the key to a great custard. It’s a great consistence in these egg tarts! Of course, playing just as important a role is the buttery, flaky shell that holds everything together. The sweetness should be well-controlled – please don’t give me a sugar overdose. On top of that, we love ours freshly baked from the oven, oooohhhh the aroma makes me so egg-cited! Check out my video above for my personal experience and review trying these egg tarts!
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