I thought I stumbled upon my favorite egg tarts in Singapore when I tried Tong Heng's egg tarts, but I was wrong. My new to-go place for egg tarts is none other than Imperial Treasure Bakery, conveniently located at 111@Somerset in Orchard.
The egg tarts here combine smooth and creamy custard with an impeccably buttery, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread crust. While Tong Heng's egg custard remains unbeaten in terms of wobbliness, Imperial Treasure Bakery's egg tarts edge them out in other aspects. While Tong Heng's egg tarts are overly sweet, Imperial Treasure Bakery's got the sugar level down pat. Not forgetting to mention, while the flaky pastry crust of Tong Heng's egg tarts turns soggy after cooling, Imperial Treasure Bakery's egg tarts still taste delicious after being kept till the next day. It's still best eaten freshly baked when the custard's at its wiggly best though!
Each palm-sized portion of deliciousness is priced at $1.50.
Imperial Treasure Bakery
111 Somerset Road
#01-26 TripleOne Somerset
Opening hours: 8am-9pm (Mon-Sat), 10am-9pm (Sun)