Came past this housing development in HK’s Sai Wan Ho as I regularly do for no other purpose than being nosy! I noticed a big signboard stating that Hung Kee Eggettes has been casted the No. 1 vote by CNNGo in 2010, apparently serving the best Gai Daan Jai in Hong Kong. What intrigued me the most is that the article was written by the very friendly and humble Charmaine (aka: 猛人), whom I’d had the pleasure to meet during our last piggy fest rendezvous together at Kimberley’s and also some dessert trips afterwards. She’s also a long time contributor to London’s Timeout Magazine and as well as freelance writer to multiple publications such as CNN Go. I think I can trust her palate, yes !
The CNN Go article to be found online here - Hong Kong’s Best Egg Waffle Challenge: http://www.cnngo.com/hong-kong/eat/hong-kong-egg-waffles-885080
Eggette, Gai Daan Jai, 雞蛋仔 (Literally translated as Mini-Chicken-Eggs!) -
Very Crispy exterior, with soft cakey interior. Definitely right up there with the best!
According to the owner, not only did Charmaine the article contributor came to eat it but it’s her boss at CNN Go who always comes past for a treat now and then. A good recommendation indeed. Whether this is the best version available in HK awaits verification however as I haven’t eaten that many and everyone has different opinions! The Tai Hang 大坑伯伯 version had a lot more Charcoal Aroma compared to this, which is a different beast compared to this cleaner but eggier version. I would say it’s about similar performance to 低調高手, but just a smidgeon better over here. Definitely better than the original North Point 利強記 by a square mile! ~ 8/10
Price: $10 Per Person
Score: ♕♕♕♕ 1/2
Closes at 23:00pm sharp
A34C Tai On Lau, Sai Wan Ho