Monday, April 18, 2011

Nan Pu Tuo Su Bing from Xiamen

Nan Pu Tuo Tarts

The same check-in guy at the hotel also recommended I make my way to this place for some unique kind of tarts. It was actually quite an adventure to get here; the cabbie had to talk his way through the guards at Xiamen University since this one-and-only shop is on campus.

Or perhaps more precisely stated, it's at the Nanputuo Buddhist temple near campus. These are vegetarian as a result, and hence was nothing like those lard-ridden egg tarts from HK, despite the similar appearance. The pastry was thin, but the coconut filling that I chose kept me happy. If I understood them correctly, these are baked fresh daily.

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