太子挞 Tai Zi Ta Egg Tarts @ Taman Muda

I posted a teaser photo on Facebook and Instagram the other day that got many people drooling. That night when I made a new blog post, instead of elaborating on this teaser, I talked about Panini instead. And then the following night, I still refused to blog about that photo and instead blogged about an abalone meal. This morning I received many PMs accusing me of being evil. Sorry guys, I purposely one 😀 .

For those of you who are not aware of what I posted on Instagram, no worries, I shall be making the big reveal now. And yes, this is going to be another noms post.


The area where I live in in KL is famous for quite a few things. One of them is a mind blowing delicious sweet noms called mini egg tarts, baked freshly and sold by 太子挞 Tai Zi Ta.

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They are sold in this unassuming, tiny little shack

Inside this tiny shop, there’s a big oven, a rack of unbaked pastries, a counter of baked pastries, and enough room for maybe 3 people to stand inside and place orders. This is not a place for you to dine in. You buy your pastries and then get the hell out of the shop.

The shop is located in Taman Muda. I know it is near Leisure Mall, but we are in AMPANG, not Cheras! I think this mini egg tarts shop is very famous across the Klang Valley. I have friends from PJ and Rawang whose eyes will sparkle at the mention of these mini egg tarts.

For those of you who know where this is, good for you. For those of you who don’t: You basically drive along the MRR2. If you are coming from Bukit Jalil direction, you drive past Cheras, you drive past Econsave, and then you turn right at the next exit into Taman Kencana. Then you go all the way to the end until you reach a T-junction and turn right. You will then see a BHPetrol station. This tiny shop is right behind the petrol station.

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Crude location map

This shop is also actually on one end of the street known to many locals as Taman Muda Wai Sik Gai 为食街 (Noms Street). Maybe I will blog about this street some time in the future. But first, let’s focus on the tarts today.

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They used to give polystyrene boxes, but now they have custom made paper boxes

Let me tell you a grandmother story first. It is a tale of two tamans (housing estates). We have 2 tamans next to each other, Taman Muda and Taman Putra, but strangely, their Chinese names are opposite of each other. Taman Muda is called 太子园 tai zi yuin, and Taman Putra is called 丽华镇 lai wah zhan. If you know Malay and Chinese enough, you will know Putra is the Malay word for prince, which in Chinese should be tai zi. Muda means youthful, which is what lai wah depicts. I have no idea why the old people swapped the Chinese names of our tamans. Or maybe it was the government officials who messed up the Malay names.

So, 太子挞 tai zi tart is actually 太子园蛋挞 tai zi yuin dan tart (Taman Muda Egg Tarts)…

*Diam lah! Who cares about the name of the shop?! Get to the noms!*

The best tarts are tarts consumed fresh from the oven, piping hot. To get maximum satisfaction, I always drop by to ask for the time when the fresh batches of tarts will be ready from the oven, and then come back at said time.

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6 egg tarts, 6 coconut tarts – RM 8.40

One bite of the tart will make you feel like you are in cloud nine. Actually, they are so small that you can just pop the entire tart into your mouth. That’s one main reason why they are so addictive. You pop one into your mouth, then another, then another, until they are all gone!

I bought these little goodies for 2 friends that I was picking up in Ipoh. They were dying to get a taste of heavenly goodness. The thing is, from KL to Ipoh is about 2 hours drive. By the time I picked them up, the tarts have cooled off substantially. They only got to taste delicious tarts. As for me, I get to taste the tarts fresh, or in other words, super duper mind blowingly heavenly awesome delicious tarts.

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See how small a tart is?
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I love the egg tarts, but personally, I love the coconut tarts even more!
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Ridiculous shredded coconut goodness

I don’t think I need to say anything else. Let’s just eat… om nom nom nom~

18 Comments

    • I can’t tell for sure, but they do the morning market crowd’s business so they must have been open by 7am, and I’ve seen them still open by 3pm. Not sure if they take one of the weekdays off or not.

  1. Yes, these little pops of sensation are a delight to eat…very addictive! I can eat 10 at one go!! Everything is mini here…I like the mini kaya puffs too.

  2. AIYO! That’s what actually came out of my mouth when the mini tarts loaded on my PC! Gosh, I love egg tarts. But this place is too far for me. But who knows one day I might drag my brother there hah..hah… Are tarts the only thing they sell? I suppose must go early or else they are sold out? You are right, it is best to eat just freshly out of the oven. My goodness, I am feeling restless 😀

    • Let me see, they have egg tarts, coconut tarts, siew pao, and sometimes kaya puff. I only bought these before, haven’t notice if they have other pastries 😀
      If you go in the morning, they have fresh batch every 10 or 15 minutes, but the queue will be long. If you go after lunch time, they only bake once every hour, but no need to fight the queue anymore 😉

  3. Taman Muda I know, but never been there.. The nearest place I’ve been to is that Siew Wan Teng (mini Genting) up the hill, many many years ago before I got married.. Oohh egg tarts! I love it, I can eat 20! Call me jakun, never eaten coconut tarts before, but with buttery flaky pastry like that, I bet coconut tarts taste just as nice.. Yummmmmzzz.. *ngap ngap ngap* :O

  4. I love egg tarts!!! Anytime! Didn’t like coconut tarts till I found a really nice one here – 90 sen each! Yours cheaper – can’t really tell the size though from your photos. Past Cheras eh? I’ve a cousin staying there, Taman Cuepecs, will ask her if she knows this place.

    • Mine are tiny, seriously. You can really pop 1 whole tart into the mouth each time.
      No no, not the Cuepacs direction, another direction. She probably knows this place though, most Cheras and Ampang folks will know 😉

  5. oh, i think i have been there.. actually went there for chap fan (very impressive stall with almost 100 dishes that i took 5 minutes to decide which dishes to take), and then dropped by this little stall for the egg tarts.. one mouth one tart (yes, i got huge mouth) and i think i can easily eat 3-4, if hungry then probably 6-8 at one go, hahaha!!

    • Oh, so you know the chap fan there. I wonder if it is another famous thing from my taman. There are quite a few chap fan stalls along the street, but only one does business like nobody’s business, the other few mostly do business with mosquitoes..

  6. Have you eaten the mini egg tarts sold by win heng seng coffee shop in Imbi? Is it as nice as yours? I doubt I can find my way to your tasty egg tarts place as I seldom venture to that area. So sad can’t taste these delicious mini egg tarts.

    • I don’t think I have, that Imbi one.. hmm… Actually it is quite easy for you to get to Taman Muda, it is just 1 straight road (MRR2 😀 )

      • I don’t drive lah. Furthermore Bukit Jalil to there via MRR2 is always jam. What time does this stall open and close? Open during Sunday or not? I very seldom make a special car trip just to eat one thing. If you can recommend lots of good food around that area, then maybe worth the car petrol to make a special car trip there but also must submit request for the car driver to take me there, hehehe. Thanks for your recommendation. Seems like this mini egg tarts are gems!

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