Tart wars!

In many parts of China, people like to eat pineapple tarts during lunar new year. It’s something that I’ve wanted to try ever since I saw my friend Sara in my FB feed making them from scratch. Fortunately, I was able to get my hands on them recently, as she was kind enough to give me a few.

In many parts of China, people like to eat pineapple tarts during lunar new year. It’s something that I’ve wanted to try ever since I saw my friend Sara in my FB feed making them from scratch. Fortunately, I was able to get my hands on them recently, as she was kind enough to give me a few.

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This happens to be her very old, traditional and secret family recipe. It was passed down to her from her mother, and according to Sara, many friends of the family have offered to purchase the tarts she makes – but she’s never said yes.

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The other contestant is a generic, mass produced version bought in a supermarket here in Singapore.

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The tart war is ON! Which one will win..? Read on to find out.

Mass produced

The pastry dough was quite hard. A bit sweet, but it was a nice contrast to the sour-ish pineapple jam. No too bad!

Secret recipe

The pastry dough here is much softer, and once can tell that it’s made with real butter from scratch. The sweetness is better balanced, and the pineapple jam almost melts in your mouth. Definitely the winner!

I also made a quick YouTube video of the taste off. Check it out below if you want.

Author: Danny

Life is an adventure! I believe in participating in life - not standing on the side and watching it. Here I will write about all my passions, big and small. Follow my exciting trips around the world as well as my almost normal days at home, wherever it may be at the moment.. If you like inspiration, travel, challenges, training, fashion, self improvement, culture, food and gear - look no further! So to all my stalkers, congratulations! Now you can enjoy watching my life closely at home with your computer, those cold nights with binoculars aimed at my window are finally over. I'll finish my first post by quoting Bilbo (a character in J.R.R Tolkien's The lord of the rings) with a line that ever since I heard it as a child (about 2 years ago) has left a trace in my memory: " It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to"

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