You can find an egg tart at any dim sum table. 

Just look for a small flaky pastry filled with creamy yellow custard. Depending on its colonial influences, it will have a caramelized exterior (the Portuguese influence in Macau) or a smooth, glossy finish (the British influence in Hong Kong). 

If you are lucky, it will be warm when you snatch it from the dim sum cart. Better yet, try out our recipe for fresh egg tarts straight from the oven! 

During the 15 days of celebration for Chinese New Year, the first day of the lunar month is traditionally celebrated with tea and sweet treats. While we can’t welcome guests into our home this year, try sharing your homemade tarts with family over Zoom! 

We asked Tik Tok chef Eric to lead us through the process of making Hong Kong egg tarts. Make sure to follow along with our chefs step-by-step in your own kitchen!



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Emma Federer

Emma Federer is a wacky screenwriter that uses her voice to celebrate of all things Asian: from C-pop to female stand-ups to the heart-warming experiences of queer Asian Americans.