Overrated Baked Bird’s Nest Tarts at Mui Chai Kee Bird’s Nest & Dessert Specially Shop (妹仔記燕窩甜品專門店)
Traveling around Hong Kong is always fun especially searching for good food. I’ve heard so much about baked bird’s nest tarts but never tried one so we decided to go to Mui Chai Kee Bird’s Nest & Desser Specially Shop (妹仔記燕窩甜品專門店)as recommended by a local friend.
Located at 120 Parkes Street, it is near the Nathan Road and Jordan Road.
The shop was surprisingly quiet even on lunch hour. We ordered the house specialty Baked Bird’s Nest Tarts for HKD 8 (US$0.80/RM3.20) each. We were pretty excited at that time because it was our first time having a baked bird’s nest tarts. However our excitements were short-lived.
The tarts were cold. It was around noon time, it is impossible for the tarts to be cold. Then as I took a bite, I couldn’t taste anything at all. The bird’s nest filling is tasteless. Maybe I was wrong so I asked Rachel and she said the same thing. There is presence of the bird’s nest on the top layer of the filling but the whole thing was a disappointment. We suspect they served us overnight tarts instead of fresh ones. Regardless, it was a huge let down.
We also ordered the Double Boiled Bird’s Nest in Whole Coconut for HKD 45 (RM18/US$6). This was much better. The soup was strongly fragrant of coconut juice with hints of bird’s nest. This was enjoyable at least.
Overall, the baked bird’s nest tart was a huge disappointment for us. We took a taxi from Mongkok for their tarts and it was completely a waste of time. Luckily, the double boiled bird’s nest in whole coconut was much better. For unknown reasons, they served us cold bird’s nest tarts and for that, we wouldn’t go there again.
Mui Chai Kee Bird’s Nest & Dessert Specially Shop (妹仔記燕窩甜品專門店) Address and Contact:
120 Parkes Street,