Friday, March 7, 2008
莉莲蛋挞饼屋 (Lillian Cake Shop in Shanghai)
莉莲蛋挞饼屋 (Lillian Cake Shop)
Address: No. 1688, Sichuang N. Rd.
Average cost: RMB 12
Tel: 021-63256143

I was so elated to see a box of Portugese Egg Tarts from 莉莲蛋挞饼屋 (Lillian Cake Shop) that flew all the way back to Singapore from Shanghai, all thanks to my sister's boyfriend who's currently a pilot.

As you can from the box, it actually says that these tarts originated from Macau. So my guess was that these tarts were so delish that Lillian managed to set up several branches overseas.

And so the tarts came back in really good shape:

Well, according to the instructions printed on the box, I was supposed to heat up the tarts in the oven for two minutes before consumption:

And so, I jolly well did. The egg tart tasted reaally good even though I had not consumed it on the day it was bought. After heating it up, the pastry went back to being flaky and slightly crispy, and it was a real sensation biting into the slightly-warmed egg custard filling.

I was never a fan of Portugese Egg Tarts to begin with. I couldn't appreciate the custardy taste the filling had. I think it was because the eggy smell was just way too strong for my liking. My opinion towards Portugese Egg Tarts changed only when Wenjing brought me to this shop in Chinatown to try their pretty famous Portugese Egg Tarts and the shop actually specialises in traditional pastries. I fell in love with it after the first bite. After that, I could not find another Portugese Egg Tart in Singapore that had tasted as delicious as that. But now I've found one from Shanghai that tasted even better! No wonder Lillian was so confident to imprint these Chinese characters on the box:

And look! They sell other yummy-looking cakes too, besides their famous Portugese Egg Tarts.

Now, how I wish that there'd be a Lillian Cake Shop in Singapore too. :(
posted by An Economist Baker at 9:28 PM -
  • At March 10, 2008 at 1:58 PM, Blogger -wj- said…

    hey i'm finally here. long time nv visit ur blog liao haha. n i decided to speak when i see my name being mentioned hahaha. eh i oso like smiling kueh~ reminds me of childhood time hehe. so simple yet delicious. oh n i'm attracted to the egg tarts! looks so tempting *slurps. we're sure going to meet up in the hols ok? n go out for food testing trip again :)

  • At March 11, 2008 at 9:45 PM, Blogger An Economist Baker said…

    Where did you go Wenjing! You went missing for so long! I didn't see you in a million years already. :(

  • At March 12, 2008 at 1:52 PM, Blogger -wj- said…

    haiz super busy with sch! i hate sch! my course very xiong lor not so interesting after all haha thou i don't know what to take other than that. anw heng my first year is coming to an end. i promise to call u out after my exams k!

  • At March 14, 2008 at 6:19 PM, Blogger An Economist Baker said…

    i want the semester to come to an end quickly also. :(

    i'll be waiting for your call hor!

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