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Egg Custard King

missmasala Jan 7, 2010 06:58 PM

Went by this bakery in Sunset Park for the second time today.

The egg custards here are really good. the crust is flaky and the custard fresh and smooth. I like the Portugese style ones. Plus, turnover seems high, so you're not buying some tart that has been sitting around forever.

Today they had also just brought out some coconut tarts from the oven, so got some of those, too. Delicious!

I think this might be a branch of a bakery in Manhattan's chinatown, but not sure.

Egg Custard King
5317 8th Ave


  1. Puppimus Jan 11, 2010 11:25 AM

    Tried 3 flavors at the 8th Ave. location on Saturday: strawberry, almond, and Portuguese. Portuguese was tastiest by far with it's sweet caramelized top, but it was also quite a bit warmer than the other 2, which certainly helped. The strawberry version was kinda bland, while the almond one had a delicious almond aroma, but not much almondy flavor. Probably would have helped to heat it up. Next time I go, I'll just get whatever's hottest/freshest! BTW, they're 90 cents a piece.

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    1. re: Puppimus
      missmasala Jan 11, 2010 01:50 PM

      90 cents seemed a little steep to me ( i think the going rate at other places is 75 cents) but they told me that if you buy five you get one free. Which of course isn't that useful if you're only one person.

      I have avoided all the flavored ones because they didn't look that good--just stuck to the regular and Portuguese. (i'm partial to the Portuguese.) The coconut tarts I had were a different animal altogether and i think they cost more.

      1. re: missmasala
        jen kalb Jan 14, 2010 11:16 AM

        funny, I wasnt all that impressed by my sample "regular" a cpl months ago. will have to give it another try.

        1. re: missmasala
          noteon Feb 25, 2010 07:54 AM

          "Which of course isn't that useful if you're only one person."

          The hell you say!

          (So if I buy ten...)

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        kathryn Jan 9, 2010 08:33 PM

        FYI, Egg Custard King in Manhattan is no more. Walked past last weekend, it had been renamed to something else (both branches!) and the quality has fallen dramatically.

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        1. re: kathryn
          Chandavkl Jan 13, 2010 01:17 PM

          The Grand St. location is now Natalie Bakery. Nice fish sandwich there. I don't think the Mott St. location is currently occupied.

          1. re: Chandavkl
            Lau Jan 14, 2010 10:45 AM

            i walked by the grand st location last night, the english name is Natalie Bakery as Chandavkl said, but the chinese name is still the same Dan Tat Wang (egg custard king)

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          noisejoke Jan 7, 2010 07:47 PM

          A hearty second! Been there too many times already!

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