Friday, February 06, 2009

Egg Custard King : New York

Honestly, I think the appeal of this place is its location, its name and its Asian cuteness aesthetics. I've been here twice and its egg custard tarts are not necessarily unique or great, but there's a certain undeniable charm in stopping by a place called Egg Custard King.

They serve a variety of different egg tarts: the standard, strawberry, melon (unappealingly neon green), coconut and Portuguese. But umm, why all the variety, if your standard isn't even that outstanding?

Then again, someone could turn around and ask me, why all the complaining, when you keep on returning?

One last note: Some say that the egg custard tarts tend to be a lot fresher at the Egg Custard King II location on Grand St, because more customers visit and there is increased turnover. I've yet to try that, so I can't corroborate, but there's nothing in the world like having a freshly made, piping hot egg custard tart.

Egg Custard King
76 Mott St, New York, NY 10013, USA - Chinatown (Map)
(212) 226-8208

Egg Custard King II
271 Grand St New York, NY 10002 (Map)
(212) 226-8882

Chow | Yelp
($Chinese, $Dessert, $NYC)

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