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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9189 posts, RR: 15
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1313 times:

Heard that they are not from Portugal but either Hong Kong or Macau. Can anyone confirm that?

There is a very old portugese tart shop in Lisbon. Went there once and paid around 3 euros for a tart and a cup of tea. Very reasonable. Heard that the shop is around 300 years old. It was very nice.

Though in my opinion, the best ones I ever had were in KFC in Hong Kong and local teahouses in Macau/Hong Kong. The one which is owned by Stanley Ho's 4th wife in Hong Kong is very nice.

Ever had one before? You guys like it?

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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8726 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

I have never, nor will I ever, "have" a Portuguese tart or any tart of any other nationality.  Wink

Although I have to say 3 bucks seems like a nice bargain.  Silly Did you have the tea after or before "it"?



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User currently offlinePhotoLPPT From Portugal, joined Jul 2004, 512 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

Being a local, I enjoy them quite a lot. They taste great being eaten while still warm, especially on a chilly day.

The shop/factory even has a website. Go to: www.pasteisdebelem.pt
Can't really comment on the origin, but here's whats on the website of the store:

Quote:
The Taste of Tradition

At the beginning of the Nineteenth Century, in Belém, next to the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (the Heironymite Monastery) there was a sugar cane refinery linked to a small general store.
As a result of the liberal revolution of 1820, all convents and monasteries in Portugal were shut down in 1834, the clergy and labourers expelled.

In an attempt at survival, someone from the monastery offered sweet pastries for sale in the shop; pastries that rapidly became known as 'Pasteis de Belém'.

At that period the area of Belém was still far from the city of Lisbon and could be reached by steam-boats. At the same time, the grandeur of the monastery and the Torre de Belém (the Belém Tower) attracted visitors who soon grew used to savouring the delicious pastries originated in the monastery.

In 1837, the baking of the 'Pasteis de Belém' was begun in buildings joined to the refinery, following the ancient 'secret recipe' from the monastery. Passed on and known exclusively to the master confectioners who hand-crafted the pastries in the 'secrets room', this recipe remained unchanged to the present day.
In fact, the only true 'Pasteis de Belém' contrive, by means of a scrupulous selection of ingredients, to offer even today the flavour of the ancient portuguese confectionary industry.

It's great to know they are a favorite in Macau and Hong Kong!


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9189 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1282 times:

I remember this shop. Been to this shop once in 2/2005. It was very nice.

Quoting Aloges (Reply 1):
Although I have to say 3 bucks seems like a nice bargain. Did you have the tea after or before "it

I had the tea together with the tart. Very nice though I still prefer the ones in Macau and Hong Kong (The formula has been modified I think)

Quoting Aloges (Reply 1):
I have never, nor will I ever, "have" a Portuguese tart or any tart of any other nationality.

WOW! Why?

[Edited 2005-08-30 16:40:39]

User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1279 times:

Quoting United Airline (Reply 3):
WOW! Why?

From: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=tart
"a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money"


User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1278 times:

Quoting PhotoLPPT (Reply 2):
They taste great being eaten while still warm

Yeah, once they begin to cool off they do tend to get a bit stiff.


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

I went to high school with several Portuguese tarts. One left school, pregnant and sparked a local debate on sex education.


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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9189 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

I mean cakes or whatever you call that. Please stick to the original topic. Thanks

:D


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1243 times:

I taught a Portuguese tart when I was a teacher. Her two brothers were nice and adapted to the midwestern standard lifestyle. However, their sister ended up in Chicago doing $10 tricks at a bus station.

Mark


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1238 times:

This is a picture of a Portuguese Tart

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y169/Kiwinanday/Erikwilliam.jpg

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User currently offlineRossBaku From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 673 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1225 times:

Quoting VirginFlyer (Reply 9):
This is a picture of a Portuguese Tart

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Hee hee. Whenever I read the thread topic I thought it was going to be some sort of story from someone who'd been on holiday to Portugal and had slept with a few girls  Wink

RossBaku  Silly


User currently offlineErikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1211 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 1):
I have never, nor will I ever, "have" a Portuguese tart or any tart of any other nationality

stop acting Texan and try it, it´s amazing, called here as Pasteis de Belém.

Quoting PhotoLPPT (Reply 2):
Being a local, I enjoy them quite a lot. They taste great being eaten while still warm, especially on a chilly day

probably the only good thing Portugueses left while leaving Brasil  bigthumbsup 

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 5):
Yeah, once they begin to cool off they do tend to get a bit stiff.

no way, in here we have the warm and the "cold" one, and they both are great tasting. by cold I mean, room temperature.

Quoting VirginFlyer (Reply 9):
This is a picture of a Portuguese Tart

brief lesson on Erik´s heritage.
Dad= 1/2Lebanese 1/2Syrian, born in Haifa, Palestine
Mom= 1/2British 1/2 Portuguese, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

So, I´m just 1/8 of a Portuguese tart Big grin

Quoting RossBaku (Reply 10):
I thought it was going to be some sort of story from someone who'd been on holiday to Portugal and had slept with a few girls

Since I haven´t started the thread, it wouldn´t be possible.



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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

Quoting Erikwilliam (Reply 11):
Quoting Logan22L (Reply 5):
Yeah, once they begin to cool off they do tend to get a bit stiff.

no way, in here we have the warm and the "cold" one, and they both are great tasting. by cold I mean, room temperature.

Well, put your mind back into the gutter and then re-read my post. Perhaps you'll get it then.


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8726 posts, RR: 43
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1182 times:

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 12):
Well, put your mind back into the gutter and then re-read my post. Perhaps you'll get it then.

Same for my post.

Sheesh, you've all been to Church last Sunday, haven't you?



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User currently offlineN229NW From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 1962 posts, RR: 32
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1140 times:

Quoting Erikwilliam (Reply 11):
brief lesson on Erik´s heritage.
Dad= 1/2Lebanese 1/2Syrian, born in Haifa, Palestine
Mom= 1/2British 1/2 Portuguese, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

So, I´m just 1/8 of a Portuguese tart Big grin

Brief lesson on multiplication 1/2 x 1/2 = 1/4, not 1/8
I'm sorry I just couldn't resist...  wink 



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User currently offlineHKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1106 times:

Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):
Heard that they are not from Portugal but either Hong Kong or Macau.

 rotfl  I thought so too. I only heard of Portuguese tarts (the food variety, not the women!!!) when I went to HK in late 2003 ... the KFC version are good but not overly tasty ...

Upon returning to Sydney, I find that quite a few cafes sell Portuguese Tarts, although I've never tried any here.



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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4683 posts, RR: 47
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1101 times:

Quoting N229NW (Reply 14):
Brief lesson on multiplication 1/2 x 1/2 = 1/4, not 1/8
I'm sorry I just couldn't resist...

It's OK, the brazilian mutt still wont get it.....



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9189 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1085 times:

Quoting HKGKaiTak (Reply 15):
I thought so too. I only heard of Portuguese tarts (the food variety, not the women!!!) when I went to HK in late 2003 ... the KFC version are good but not overly tasty ...

Upon returning to Sydney, I find that quite a few cafes sell Portuguese Tarts, although I've never tried any here.

Actually they are from Portugal. So what other cafes that sell portugese tarts? Please recommend. Thanks.

Portugese tarts are famous and popular in Hong Kong and Macau. In fact, VERY!


User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1079 times:

Quoting PhotoLPPT (Reply 2):
Being a local, I enjoy them quite a lot. They taste great being eaten while still warm, especially on a chilly day.

The shop/factory even has a website. Go to: www.pasteisdebelem.pt

Ohhhh I love those things! My Portugese friends always serve them with cinnamon sprinkled on top too  yummy 



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User currently offlineErikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1056 times:

Quoting N229NW (Reply 14):
Brief lesson on multiplication 1/2 x 1/2 = 1/4, not 1/8
I'm sorry I just couldn't resist...

You are absolutely correct.thx for that



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9189 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1047 times:

Quoting FlyAUA (Reply 18):
The shop/factory even has a website. Go to: www.pasteisdebelem.pt

Ohhhh I love those things! My Portugese friends always serve them with cinnamon sprinkled on top too

You been to Hong Kong/Macau before? Have you tasted the ones in Hong Kong/Macau? If yes which one do you prefer?

Any good shops for portugese tarts in Australia? I have seen some at Market City, Chinatown; as well as Gloria Jeans around the city.

From what I heard this is where portugese tarts were invented. Can anyone confirm this? I been there once. It was very nice though I find the ones in Hong Kong and Macau are nicer.


User currently offlineHKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1011 times:

Quoting United Airline (Reply 20):
Any good shops for portugese tarts in Australia? I have seen some at Market City, Chinatown; as well as Gloria Jeans around the city.

So many cafes have them ... I can't tell you which ones are good but I guess the Chinatown ones are modelled on the recipes from Hong Kong, which may or may not differ from the "original" recipes used in other cafes ...

Wonder why Nando's or Oporto (Portuguese fast food) don't have Portuguese tarts?



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9189 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 981 times:

Quoting HKGKaiTak (Reply 21):
Wonder why Nando's or Oporto (Portuguese fast food) don't have Portuguese tarts?

Exactly. I went there but they don't serve Portugese tarts. Don't know why.

Quoting HKGKaiTak (Reply 21):
I can't tell you which ones are good but I guess the Chinatown ones are modelled on the recipes from Hong Kong, which may or may not differ from the "original" recipes used in other cafes ...

I am sure they are since most chinese in Chinatown are from Hong Kong. Wonder what's the difference between original recipe and the Hong Kong recipe.

A lot of cake shops like Mandarin Cake Shop (Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong), Grand Hyatt Grand Cafe cake shop in Hong Kong, Maxim Cake shop, former Maria's etc they do not serve Portugese tarts. Also the very popular one in Hong Kong (Forgot the name). Most of them do luckily. The ones at KFC are very popular though.

Quoting Erikwilliam (Reply 19):
You are absolutely correct.thx for that

Right.


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