Friday, January 4, 2008

John King Egg Tart @ Pavilion KL


Egg tarts to me has always been a symbol of dessert that you get when you have dim sum. After all, what else can you eat to end a meal that was full of choices and satisfaction?

Then when i grew up, Tong Kee was the two words that you put in front of egg tart. So when you wanted to eat egg tarts, you ask for Tong Kee which is one of the pioneer in making egg tarts in Malaysia.

Apparently, what used to be a cheap delight available for under a dollar, has become "branded" and "posh" as evident from this new stall that i eyed upon in the swanky Pavilion mall.

The frustrating long queue in J&Co donuts often forces you to look elsewhere for desserts and for my sweet tooth. So it was not surprising, you got the impatient people queuing up here instead.

The row of different flavoured egg tarts that i had to kneel down to take a shot.

Re plated at home. The darker one is your wholesome egg tart where as the whitish ones are the "sheung pei lai" which another words meant egg whites with milk done in two layers. All i know is that you cook half a layer then pour another half a layer later to bake, (am i going to be sued if i get this wrong?)

Address:
The Pavilion Mall Food Court

Ratings: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. Recently, i cant seem to find food deserving a wholesome 4 stars. There all seem to hover at the 70% mark, i think its about time i step up my palate and find some good food. I digress. Back to the egg tarts which are around RM2 to RM2.60 a pop, the liquid sweet filling was very smooth. The crust tended to crumble and it was certainly not an easy task eating it out of the bag. Maybe the next time, i should let it settle down and see if that makes a difference. If you are also looking for another method to eat durian, try their heavenly durian tart, i got to say this, but its pretty darn good.

22 comments:

Precious Pea said...

Yumyum...looks good. I heard different reviews about this place. Some said nice some said no. I will try it out myself! Hahaha..like you, my egg tart also starts with 'Tong Kee' in front but even that place also not cheap anymore. Sigh!! Ahem..back to my best friend Mr Oven I guess? Hahaha!

ai wei said...

are they nice? they seems pricey e >.< broke at the beginning of month again. haihzzz

happy new year!!!

daphne said...

nice nice! is the tart case the crispy kind or flaky kind?

fatboybakes said...

want to learn how to make your own flaky egg tart or notch? cooking house got dim sum class on sat, 12th 3-6pm. i going.

you so young oridi so jaded, no high distinctions in your ratings. wait till you hit 25, probably all food will fail you. prepare to starve boy, STARVE. hahahahahhahaha!

MeiyeN said...

ooo.... to me, da best is still tong kee egg tarts but wouldn't mind to try these egg tarts, so glowing!

happy new year to you and your loved ones! =)

kennymah said...

Wah so difficult to please this reviewer... me wonders what it would take to get FOUR stars from Joe... ;)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

pp: haha mr oven will cost more lar..electricity la..raw materials that you prob wont use after the first time la..guinea pig fees la..etc..etc..

ai wei: its not too bad..2rm, no harm trying la..

daphne: xtremely flaky bcoz it crumbles..

mei yen: happy new year! and pls see what you think abt it..

fbb: sigh which means by 25 i shud lose weight since nothing appeals to me rite? dis cooking place expensive la no? can buy 50 egg tarts liao..

kenny: MY ELEPHANT!! but the thing is..everything is looking at the same dish..so thus i shall look for my orgasmic 4 star place somewhere out there..

Nic (KHKL) said...

yeah, used to ta pau egg tarts from tong kee..not forgetting their swiss roll with kaya filling...ahh...yeah, i think, technically, that's how i would have defined siong pei nai too..hehe

zewt said...

i think i will give this place 4.5 over 5... i sincerely love it...

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

heard really good things abt this place although my hubby (hmmmphhhhh!!!!) has yet to tar-pau for me (grrrrrrrrr). too bad he doesn't read your blog, so my comments abt him are wasted. shall have to try this some day.

Btw, how u arrive at 70% ar?

ekeng said...

Dunno why all the restaurant or food stall wanna use the word "HONG KONG". Haizzz ~_~"

wenching & esiong said...

Happy New Year!!

Their durian tart is good? I've been to Pavilion twice but didn't notice this place. Would have to pay more attention next time!

angeles said...

Hiyee! I had this just last weekend and love it! Esp. the durian tart! Yummylicious! Very duriany hehe...

BTW, wah, your site takes a looong time to load...

Happy weekend! ;)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

nic: haha i m not gonna be sued!

zewt: wah really? then the last place i recommended you, that day must b the place off day..so much diff in taste buds 1?

ll: gut feeling..to me 80% and abv is like putting me in a world of my own..anything below is good but nothing surprising lor..i think i should have a table up haha..

ekeng: cool = HK mah..now the trend..

w&e: err the other side of the food court..opposite j&co..u guys must b always bzing queuing for donuts isit?

angeles: isit? darn i need to have a look at it...maybe pics too large d..

Bernsy said...

really one day we should try to ta pau tong kee, and john king and sit down with a cup of coffee and compare . which one better.

Also if can, we should get from Mediya ( Jusco bakery), Kings, and wherever we can find ... want ? :D

So Tong Kee or John King for you ?

Low said...

wei....they also got DURIAN tart and it cost RM2.60.....always pass by but haven't try it before...

Crunchasarus Rex said...

I was never a fan of egg tarts of it's like .. too sweet.. i always thought.. but now that i can't have it.. nor find it anywhere where I am.. well.. you know how the saying goes.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

bernsy: haha too long nvr eat tong kee..need to do as suggested keke..

low: i know! i did say its darn good at the end didnt i? really strong and packs a strong whiff

crunch rex: haha now u miss it rite?

kampachigurl~ said...

wah.. i've already try the egg tart..

so delicious! the price is not so expensive la.. about RM 1.70-Rm 2.00 for the tart..

i prefer egg tart with cookies base than pastry base.. yummy!!

not too sweet lo.. good for ur health! hahaha..

try la.. dun forget to try durian tart oso.. the smell was so nice!! manyak shiok la!!

J2Kfm said...

yeah, for under RM2, can get the tarts liao, the durian one reli reli nicela...esp if eaten hot frm the oven. was standing there waiting to taste their samples..haha... end up buying mostly durian flavor. green tea also nice, as is milk.

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Squirrelicious said...

Hi! I am a fan of John King egg tarts! They r they best i have ever had. Can you tell me where is Tong Kee? Would like to try theirs too. :)

Mavis said...

Okay, will go and have a try.