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Oct 15, 2012 12:17 AM

Milk Tarts (variation on Egg Tarts)

At Joy Luck Palace, they rolled out something new, a variation on the classic egg tarts. They called these Milk Tarts ("nai taht"), but in reality, the custard portion is the same as what you get in a double-boiled egg custard dessert. Soft, creamy, custardy goodness and subtle in sweetness.

All in all, it was well executed and exactly as you'd expect taste-wise if you've had that dessert before. I like it much better than the standard version. Does any other place do this, or is this a one-off invention?

If you want to experience this for yourself, I'm not sure if they'll show up again, but weekend is when they roll out their experimental dishes, so going early (before 11 AM) on Saturday or Sunday is your best bet.

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  1. I've had it once a few months ago at Mayflower for dim sum in Union City, it was tasty & I hope to have it again one day.

    34348 Alvarado Niles Rd
    Union City, CA 94587
    (510) 489-8386

    1. These started appearing in Hong Kong awhile back as a healthier alternative to regular egg tarts. I am not a fan myself, but these are pretty easy to find up in Toronto at the newer chinese bakeries. I believe I encountered them (or perhaps it was the egg white tart) at the Sheng Kee Bakery in Milpitas around 4 years ago.