New Town Bakery (Richmond)
Lots of great bakery items here (ie. crispy prawn turnovers, huge walnut cookies, buns galore, …) but the thing that everyone comes for are the flaky apple tarts.
I remember back in the 80`s there was a place that sold these delicious apple tarts in Chinatown (Hong Kong Cafe) but they eventually closed down and the apple tarts were no more. Some others tried to copy it but it was never the same. Then one day, New Town Bakery started serving them and all was good in the world again.
I’m not sure if the recipe got sold, if the owners of New Town Bakery were related to that other restaurant, or if they just figured out the recipe on their own. I vaguely think that the ones at Hong Kong Cafe had a thinner crust but it has been a while.
These are so popular that they run out quickly so make sure you get them while you can. When we went, there was a guy that picked up 4 dozen.
Food: 5 / 5
Service: 3 / 5
#4 – 6360 No. 3 Road