For those that don't know about Golden Gate Bakery's egg tarts, it's time to learn!
- Due to the high demand of these renowned egg tarts, Golden Gate Bakery continually has fresh batches of these yolk-yellow treasures coming straight out of the oven, piping hot.
- The buttery crust keeping the eggy custard together is impossibly flaky. Seriously, how do they get the slightly crispy outer crust so delicately, melt-in-your-mouth good?
- The fluffy custard itself is far better than any average dim-sum variety you’ve had in the past; the custard is not too eggy or too sweet and has a faint hint of vanilla in it. The egg tart’s custardy texture is light, creamy, and just a bit jiggly thanks to being so recently baked to perfection.
- Its real name is: dan tat.
- These Chinese pastries are 100 percent authentic.
- At $1.75 each — or $21 a dozen — these Chinatown delicacies won’t break the bank.
- The ladies who run the counter are generally friendly and quite efficient in making the lines go by quickly.
- Golden Gate also offers a large selection of indulgent favorites that include filling lotus and pineapple moon cakes; chewy, mochi-like banana rolls; classic red bean paste-filled sesame balls, sponge cakes, and one of my favorites, No Mai Chi — in English that means snowball with peanut filling — which is essentially a large, warm and sweet peanut-mixture filled mochi ball that’s rolled in coconut flakes.
- You can brag to all your San Francisco friends that you finally seized the opportunity to get your hands on one (or a dozen) of the famed Golden Gate egg tarts.
- Lastly, going to indulge on these delectable egg tarts gives you a great reason to check out San Francisco’s extremely diverse Chinatown or the always bustling Little Italy that’s just down the street.
The few drawbacks include: cash only and long lines… but it’s definitely worth the wait! Oh, and sometimes it randomly closes, so check here before you go (yes this is really a website dedicated to alerting people when it's open)!
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