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Portuguese Custard Tarts, Malacca, Malaysia

By on June 12, 2015 in Malaysia

One thing that Malacca is famous for is Portuguese Custard Tarts – and I must admit they are pretty good. But why? What is a tart from Portugal doing in Malaysia (more information on the tarts? Well, it all comes down to history as one of the first colonising powers of the region (see wikipedia for more details) was Portugal way back in 1511. It is quite amazing these little tarts have clung on despite the region swapping ‘powers’ numerous times over the centuries (Portuguese Empire 1511; Dutch Empire 1641; British Empire 1824; Straits Settlements 1826; Crown Colony 1867; Japanese occupation 15 January 1942; Malayan Union 1 April 1946; Federation of Malaya 31 January 1948; Malaysia 16 September 1963).

Portuguese Custard Tarts, Malacca, Malaysia

Portuguese Custard Tarts, Malacca, Malaysia

Portuguese Custard Tarts

Portuguese Custard Tarts

The tarts were pretty good, but it was odd encountering a food that was an import from over 500 years ago and are still there.

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