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Portugese Tarts

Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:57 pm

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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RE: Portugese Tarts

Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:26 pm

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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RE: Portugese Tarts

Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:30 pm

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:

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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!
 
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RE: Portugese Tarts

Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:31 pm

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?

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RE: Portugese Tarts

Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:34 pm

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

From: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=tart
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RE: Portugese Tarts

Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:36 pm

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.
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RE: Portugese Tarts

Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:55 pm

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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RE: Portugese Tarts

Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:59 pm

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

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RE: Portugese Tarts

Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:15 am

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.

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RE: Portugese Tarts

Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:36 am

This is a picture of a Portuguese Tart

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

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RE: Portugese Tarts

Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:55 am

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

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RE: Portugese Tarts

Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:45 am

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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RE: Portugese Tarts

Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:19 am

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.
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RE: Portugese Tarts

Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:48 am

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.

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RE: Portugese Tarts

Wed Aug 31, 2005 7:28 am

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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RE: Portugese Tarts

Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:19 pm

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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RE: Portugese Tarts

Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:49 pm

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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RE: Portugese Tarts

Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:00 pm

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!
 
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RE: Portugese Tarts

Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:58 pm

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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RE: Portugese Tarts

Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:25 pm

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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RE: Portugese Tarts

Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:16 pm

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.
 
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RE: Portugese Tarts

Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:06 pm

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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RE: Portugese Tarts

Fri Sep 02, 2005 6:40 am

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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