Egg Tarts from Honolulu Café

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Something most people don't know about me is, I love egg tarts. What's not to love about egg custard on top of a flaky crust? There are many versions of them out there, and my favourite by far is the Hong Kong-style with puff pastry made with a generous amount of fat. While the shortcrust version can be found commonly in Singapore, the puff pastry version seems to be quite rare. 

Last year, I heard about Honolulu Café opening in Singapore and that they serve one of the best egg tarts. I refused to queue for the egg tarts, especially when you're limited to a box per person, and decided to wait for the hype to die down before purchasing them. A few days ago, while strolling around Centrepoint with Jerry to hunt for a place for dinner, I remembered the egg tarts and immediately went ahead to purchase a box each. It costs $1.90 per tart and $10.80 for a box of 6. There is still a 1 box per person limit on the tarts, and GST is calculated during payment. We went there on a Saturday evening, and it was surprisingly quiet with quite a number of tarts left. It could be due to the second Chinese New Year weekend, but in any case, the crowd at Orchard Road was significantly smaller. 

I warmed up my tart before consuming (the next morning) and although the custard was the perfect texture, extremely soft and wobbly, it was lacking in taste. It wasn't too sweet which I enjoyed, but it wasn't as 'eggy' as I would have liked. The crust was almost-melt-in-your-mouth flaky but was also lacking in flavour. It was good nonetheless, great for breakfast or tea-break with a hot cup of tea, but I wouldn't go as far as to queue for it. On the other hand, Jerry thoroughly enjoyed his tarts.

All in all, it felt good to find and eat a decent egg tart in a long time. Where shall go to for my next egg tart fix?

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