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Portuguese egg tarts: where do you get yours?

grayelf Jun 24, 2013 07:23 AM

I was intrigued to read on kitsilano.com that Café Bica by GIsle does pasteis de nata. A good one of these is hard to come by, especially on the west side, so I'm looking forward to trying. Where else do you get your Portuguese egg tart on in Vancouver?

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  1. Sam Salmon RE: grayelf Jun 24, 2013 07:26 AM

    TnT-although they aren't quite what they once were.

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      LotusRapper RE: Sam Salmon Jun 24, 2013 08:17 AM

      Yup, T&T has 'em. 'Tho I don't buy 'em often enough, in fact rarely, and only if I wanted a change from regular egg tarts.

      Other places:

      Michelle Cake Shop in Kerrisdale (W. Blvd)

      Universal Bakery (Rupert @ 22nd) - they're Portuguese bakery.

      How about that Portuguese place (Agave ?) on 12th & Commercial (around the corner from Banditas) ? Maybe they have them too.

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      jerkstore RE: grayelf Jun 24, 2013 10:14 AM


      In all seriousness, the best I've found in my hood is Fortuna Bakery on Hastings (Burnaby) but they don't compare to the ones that can be had back east.

      Perhaps I will give Universal a shot...not a fan of T&T's.

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        LotusRapper RE: jerkstore Jun 24, 2013 10:21 AM

        Uh oh ....


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          grayelf RE: LotusRapper Jun 24, 2013 10:41 AM

          Yup, as reported by els in April, no more Universal: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/846577

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        Philx RE: grayelf Jun 24, 2013 11:57 PM

        Union Market has them but I have not sampled.

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          intelguy RE: grayelf Jul 6, 2013 09:15 PM

          The best would be Michelle Cake Shop in Kerrisdale (W. Blvd)

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            bdachow RE: grayelf Nov 29, 2013 11:10 AM

            GE, did you try them at Cafe Bica yet? Will be back in town over Xmas with the Portuguese fiance (yeah me!) in tow and looking forward to some good Portuguese egg tarts. GIsle is conveniently located for me.

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              eatrustic RE: bdachow Nov 29, 2013 05:33 PM

              Pretty positive that Bica buys theirs from one of the Asian bakeries. Not made in house.
              I do enjoy them there though but not the best (probably because they aren't warm from the oven ;).

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                flowbee RE: eatrustic Nov 29, 2013 08:43 PM

                I love warming them up in the oven. So good baked.

              2. re: bdachow
                grayelf RE: bdachow Nov 30, 2013 03:18 AM

                Never did get around to it, but I'd trust eatrustic :-). Drop me a line, bda, if you're going to be in the hood though and maybe we can test them out! Wrong time of year, but Bica does an excellent cold brewed coffee.

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