After a very satisfying lunch at Joo Hooi Cafe where we tucked into some local favourites, we popped over to Ming Xiang Tai Pastry Shop which was just next door.
Day 1 – Round 3, here we come!
This Ming Xiang Tai outlet on Penang Road really oozes an old school charm. The shop front itself is already quite instaworthy. We weren’t just curious about the pastries they make but we also wanted to see how the interior decor was like.
As we stepped into the pastry shop, we could get a whiff of fresh pastries baking in the oven. Could even see the pastry chefs at work.
Was actually quite nice to sit here to enjoy some tea and pastries. It wasn’t crowded at all as most of the customers were busy at the front retail counter, trying to pick up pastry boxes and food gifts to go.
So nostalgic, lol.
We got 3 different pastries to try.
Trishaw Egg Tart 三轮车蛋挞
The wobbly egg custard was thick and not too sweet. But I didn’t like the pastry crust as it was a bit overdone hence it tasted bitter.
Ko Cha Siew Pao 古早味烧包
Pastry skin was thin and flaky. Filling was very meaty but a little too sweet for my liking. There were little chunks of meat in it. Really resembled a meat pie.
Salted Egg Pastry 招牌咸蛋酥
With lotus seed paste and a salted egg yolk. Really reminded me of the traditional baked mooncake. Filling wasn’t too sweet. Not bad.
Besides the ones we tried, they also had the following pastries:
- Glutinous Coconut Puff Lotus 年糕椰蓉角
- Pineapple with Mango Cube Pastry 芒丁菠萝酥
- Durian Pastry 溏心榴莲酥
- Wife Pastry 粤式老婆饼
- Traditional Wedding Cookies 传统核桃酥
- Chicken Floss Pastry 西施酥
- Crispy Kaya Puff 翡翠咖央角
You can either buy them individually to consume on the spot or as a takeaway. Alternatively, you can also purchase the pre-packed boxes to bring home as food gifts for family or friends.