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KFC’s Portuguese Egg Tarts! January 22, 2010

Posted by pacejmiller in Food, Taiwan, Travel.
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One thing you don’t expect to find at a KFC is egg tarts.

But head into any KFC in Taiwan, and no joke, you can order Portuguese egg tarts.

And these aren’t just your everyday, run of the mill, Portuguese egg tarts.  Believe it or not, these tarts are the ‘same’ as the ones from the world famous Margaret’s Cafe e Nata in Macau.  Apparently, several years ago there was a massive boom in Portuguese egg tarts in Taiwan, and KFC bought the recipe off Margaret for a healthy lump sum.

To keep things interesting, KFC has made some ‘advancements’, such as the mochi and brown syrup egg tart, and my personal favourite, the ‘exploding’ custard egg tart (I saw some commercials of it on TV while I was there and apparently they were a great source of porn jokes).



1. thelocalguide - January 22, 2010

Hope they’re really tasty :).

As far as I know the 2 most famous makers are “Pasteis de Belem” in Lisbon and “Cafe e Nata” in Macau, didn’t know KFC had such a good recipe too.

I need to make a post about cakes, tarts and traditional food in my blog.

pacejmiller - January 22, 2010

Thanks for commenting! And yes, they are awesome.

I’ll keep an eye out for your food posts!

2. Miguel de Freitas - May 5, 2010

Id just like to say that even though Margarets egg tarts are nice, they are not the traditional recipe…

pacejmiller - May 5, 2010

Oh — is the traditional recipe nicer?

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