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Sweet Treat
Famed Egg Tarts
Golden Gate Bakery
Union Square

A legendary San Francisco establishment, Chinatown's Golden Gate Bakery is most famous for one thing: egg tarts. They're the original dessert craze that's drawn lines down the block.

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The pale, shivery egg custard had no density to it ― it was like a panna cotta, or a foam ― and the crust shattered into translucent, tissue-thin sheets. (Turns out the process involves folding two doughs together to form these layers.) I found myself focusing more and more tightly on the tart, unwilling to even pull it away from my mouth.

1029 Grant Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 781-2627
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Robyn Lee