I was on a food tour once, and the guide told me about these amazing Portuguese Custard Tarts. I was naturally quite intrigued because I absolutely love custard tarts. I had thought about dropping by one day to try their famous Portuguese Custard Tarts, but I was either to busy to stop by or it seemed like mission impossible to find parking on New Canterbury Road.
Finally this year I managed to make my very first visit to Sweet Belem. I was so over joyed to find parking. When I arrived at Sweet Belem, the first thing I noticed was there were firstly a lot of customers and secondly there were heaps of cakes on display. I was indeed in heaven!
After much consideration, I decided to order some Portuguese Custard Tarts and a Coconut Brioche. The Portuguese Custard Tarts looked so delicious and flaky.
After what seemed like forever, I finally got served. The young lady who served me seemed to be very grumpy and not friendly, which was surprising considering they won the SMH Good Food Shopping Guide Award 2011 for Best Service! I ordered my Portuguese Custard Tarts and before I could order my Coconut Brioche, she walked off to process my payment. I had to call her back and advise her that I actually wanted to order more items.
After I left Sweet Belem, I could not wait until I got home, so I immediately opened up my Portuguese Custard Tarts package to have a good look and smell of my purchase. They looked and smelt amazing! But I decided that I would wait until I got home so I could properly eat my first Sweet Belem Portuguese Custard Tarts.
The Coconut Brioche also smelt equally as delicious and looked amazing too!
When I got home, I finally had my first taste of Sweet Belem’s Portuguese Custard Tarts. The Portuguese Custard Tarts tasted so delicious. The pastry was so crispy and flaky, the custard was smooth and perfectly sweet and I loved that each tart had a light sprinkle of cinnamon on top. It was definitely love at first bite.
The Coconut Brioche was quite nice too, but definitely not one of the best brioche I have ever eaten.
I have to declare, that Sweet Belem’s Portuguese Custard Tarts are the best Portuguese Custard Tarts I have ever eaten. I even have to say that their Portuguese Custard Tarts were even tastier than my favourite Egg Custart Tarts from Palace Chinese Restaurant.
Sweet Belem is located at:
35B New Canterbury Road, Petersham NSW 2049