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  • Archive for August 26th, 2010

    Portuguese egg tart, the predecessor of the Cantonese 蛋撻?

    Thursday, August 26th, 2010

    I was in Penang, Malaysia when I saw the Portugese egg tart, also known as pastel de nata, at a local dessert chain called Maxim’s. These are theorized to be an inspiration for the Cantonese egg tart, called dan ta (蛋撻), as they got to Hong Kong via Macau, a Portugese colony when the Portugese […]