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PART 02

The egg tart aka “Dan Taat” in Cantonese is a classic pastry found in bakeries and also a popular dim sum dessert. With a custard like filling and flaky pastry exterior, this baked good actually does have egg in its ingredients!

We visit Marui Bakery, a hole in the wall bakery that the same family has been running for over two decades in Vancouver. Nestled in a mini mall between a dental office and a hong kong style cafe; a "cha chang teng" like highlighted in Part 1, locals have been coming here for the decadent egg tarts for years. We hear from the family about their experience in running a bakery for so long and also their thoughts on the potential for development of the mini mall they’ve called home for so many years. 

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The cousin of the Egg Tart, the Portuguese Tart comes equipped with a charred top and similar flaky pastry. We visit with Natas Canada and hear how they started with motivations of sharing their decedent tart with Vancouver via social media. 

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Natas at Nando's.

Lastly we explore a Canadian classic in the Butter Tart visiting Purebread in Vancouver’s Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. We bring a baker’s dozen of egg tarts and portegeuse tarts to share with the bakers and discuss the cultural impact of all the tarts.

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Purebread doesn't mess around with their presentation.

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