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