East meets West for egg tart at Evandale Park, Gold Coast

It really wasn’t very hard to select an egg tart for this story. Both of us absolutely adore egg tarts. Of course, we both had very different experiences with this particular tart. The Australian version is usually referred to as a custard tart and these were a favourite with Bev growing up.

Australian custard tart
Australian custard tart – purchased from Michel’s Patisserie

The Chinese version is often derived from the Cantonese style of food served in Hong Kong. In fact, when we were discussing setting up with our egg tarts we laughed a lot about Wei’s experience with this little delectable treat. The funny thing was the very first time she tasted an egg tart happened to be in Amsterdam when she was studying. A visit to Chinatown with Mr G gave her the opportunity to taste one of these little beauties.

Chinese egg tart
Chinese egg tart – purchased from Dim Sum Delights

So it seemed fitting that since both of us love the Chinese version of egg tarts that we should include these when finding a place to photograph a cake starting with the letter “E”. We thought we should taste both the Australian and the Chinese version in honour of our blog.

When east meets west!
When east meets west!
When west meets east!
When west meets east!

Location wise we really couldn’t think of a better place than Evandale, which is pretty much central to the Gold Coast. The administrative hub of the Gold Coast has for some years been located at this place.

Evandale view to Surfers Paradise
Evandale view to Surfers Paradise

In addition, it is a place that has some nice green parkland and a swimming lake.

Evandale lake
Evandale lake
Evandale walking trail
Evandale walking trail

From here you can see lovely views across the water to Surfers Paradise and sometimes have the opportunity to see the beautiful full moon rise from the East.

Evandale view to Surfers Paradise
Evandale view to Surfers Paradise
View to Surfers Paradise from Evandale with full moon
View to Surfers Paradise from Evandale with full moon

Just got to report the tarts were so good. The Aussie one was velvety and super smooth and Chinese one was warm and tasty.

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