ANYDOKO did a Hawker style travel video exploring street foods in Hong Kong. They were grateful if we could share it with you. In this Video, Dean Vowles shows us the best bakery in Hong Kong. I found it an excellent guide for those who would love to experience authentic Hong Kong foods.
We went ahead to pinpoint these bakeries locations, provided price range and explained how to find the bakeries in this beautiful city.
Again, all the words in Italic are quoted from the fantastic Video by ANYDOKO, which I’m so glad to share with you.
Hong Kong has some of the best-baked foods on the planet. From Wife cakes to Eggs Waffles to the famous Pineapples Bun. If you wanted to, you could spend an entire day going to all the different bakeries, which is exactly what we are about to do.
Eggs waffles are one of my favorites. Waffles batter is cooked between these two hot plates to create these little-connected parts. You can get them all over town, but Mummy Pancakes is kind of an institution.
Mammy has loads of different flavors from convectional like original and chocolate chip to something a little bit different like sweet potato or green tea.
I couldn’t pick which one I wanted, so I got an original and sweet potato.
If you are going to try egg waffles, leave space for the crispy egg puffs. You will notice them on the menu by their half-hollow shape and are perfectly chewy. Some other bakeries with equally tasty waffles include Oddies foodies and Tsuen Wan.
- Address: G/F Carnarvon Mansion, 8-12 Tsim Sha Tsui or G/F, 36 Man Tai Street, Hung Hom.
- Price: HK$15
- How to get there: 1 min walk from Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station, Exit N2
Macau is famous for their Egg Tarts, but you can actually get some of the best right here in Hong Kong. So, if you are craving for a tart or 10, Tai Cheong will fix your craving.
The other famous dish here is deep fried pastries. Very busy in the evening. Chances are you will have to share a table with others after waiting for an hour. Other than the long queue the food was amazing.
There’s a few different locations of Tai Cheong all over Hong Kong.
|Shop C, G/F, Lyndhurst BLDG 35 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central|
|Business Hour:||7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.|
|Telephone no.:||8300 8301||Fax No.:||8300 8301|
|Shop A Ground Floor of Luen Tai Building, Nos. 93, 95, 97 and 99 Wanchai Road, HK.|
|Business Hour:||7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.|
|Telephone no.:||8300 8028||Fax No.:||8300 8028|
|Shop NOS 4&5, G/F, Goodview Centre, 12 Wu Pak ST, HK|
|Business Hour:||7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.\n|
|Telephone no.:||8300 8307||Fax No.:||8300 8307|
|KP-31&32 Star Ferry Pier, Kowloon Point, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon|
|Business Hour:||Mon to Sat: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m , Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.\n1/F Fri to Sun: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. , Mon to Thur: Off|
|Telephone no.:||8300 8310||Fax No.:||8300 8310|
|Intercity Through Train Customer Service CTR MTR Hung Hom Station, 9 Cheong Wan RD, KL|
|Business Hour:||6:45 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.|
|Telephone no.:||8300 8311||Fax No.:||n/a|
|SHOP NOS. 203A 2/F, FUNG TAK SHOPPING CENTRE, FUNG TAK ESTATE, KL|
|Business Hour:||7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.|
|Telephone no.:||8300 8328||Fax No.:||8300 8328|
|Shop Units P24-25 Telford Plaza ,Kowloon Bay, Kowloon|
|Business Hour:||Mon to Sat 7:00 a.m. -9:30 p.m.\nSun & Public Holidays 08:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.\n|
|Telephone no.:||8300 8303||Fax No.:||8300 8303|
|Shop No.17, G/F, HungHom Bay Center, HungHom, Kowloon, HK|
|Business Hour:||Mon to Sun:7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.|
|Telephone no.:||8300 8327||Fax No.:||8300 8327|
This is a Wife Cake alongside Moon Cake probably the most traditional Cantonese pastry. It has a flaky crust and winter melon and sugar on the inside. It is a delicacy in Hong Kong, and people would take boxes home with them. Hang Heung is famous for them.
Also Known as Lou Po Beng by the locals. I took one for my family and now get harassed continuously for more every week. You can also get these cakes at Kee Wah and Wing Wah. Ones from Hang Heung are the best, so good choice.
- Address: Shap Pat Heung Rd. Yuen Long.
- Open hours: Mon to Sat 9: 00 AM – 6:00 PM.
- Price: below HK$50
Kim Wah Café
Talking about another Hong Kong institution, this is Kim Wah Café, and they make some amazing Pineapple Buns. So you would think that a Pineapple Bun would have some kind of pineapple flavor to it, but it doesn’t. It literally just a Chinese style bun with a crispy, sugary, coating on top that resembles a pineapple, sort of. It’s best enjoyed with a big slab of butter and loads of milk tea.
Apart from the buns, Kim Wah Café spam sandwiches, boloyou and egg tarts rocks. In this eatery alone you have an opportunity to experience a crazy mix of Asian and Western food to help with homesickness.
- Location: 47 Bute Street, Prince Edward.
- Open hours: Mon – sun 6:30 AM-11 PM
- Price range: under HK$70
- How to get there: Take MTR to Prince Edward and exit B2 to get to street level.
Ming Wah Bakery
One of the best ways to experience Chinese baked goods is at old-school Chinese bakery. There used to be lots and lots around in Hong Kong, but these days, there are a little bit harder to find.
They are great because they are cheap, have loads of different options and deliver on that old school Hong Kong vibe that the new ones can’t.
Yer Tart (Coconut tart)
Okay, so let try these coconut tarts.In Cantonese, it’s called a Yer Tat. It’s basically like a biscuit pastry with buttery coconut filling. But it’s pretty good. You are going to like it.
I was meeting someone at Temple street and just when I thought the day couldn’t get any better, I stumbled upon this traditional family-owned restaurant and had the best coconut tarts in my life. Now, I get nostalgic every time I pass by a bakery making similar tarts.
Hong Dou Bing (red bean cakes)
This is called a Hong Dou Bing. It’s basically glutinous flour with red bean filling. Most westerners don’t lobe red bean, but the Chinese and especially the Hong Kongers love it.
Ask for your Hong Dou Bing hot, like hot off the pan, and you will thank me. Most of the locals crowding outside this small bakery are ordering red bean cakes.
And then there is this which looks like a giant rice cake but is actually the glutinous flour again with some bananas essence or flavor in it. That is a lot better than I expected.
I am yet to taste this delicacy, but from the quality and reputation of the bakery, my hopes are up high. Thanks for the information ANYDOKO.
- Address: 1-3 Yin Cheong St, Mong Kok
- Open hours: 7 AM – 9 PM, all days.
- How to get there: see map
So there you have it. Some of the must-try baked goods in Hong Kong, but there are loads more to try. If you want to, you could eat all night long.
I found the information very helpful. Hopefully, my readers will too. Some additional bakeries which are well-known as best Chinese bakeries are:
This cake shop is acclaimed as Hong Kong egg tart King. Their version of egg tart is duck eggs to produce a smoother, more flavored custard filling. The queue outside proves their egg tart quality. The price is also better.
- Address: 136 Nga Wai Rd, Kowloon
- Open hours: Mon to Sun 6:30 AM- 11:30 PM
- Price: below $50
- Website: Hoover cakeshop
Kam Fung Restaurant
This little Cha Chang Teng is popular for its packed food at lunchtime and on weekends. They sell delicious chicken gravy and have pineapple buns filled with sweet and crunchy toppings. Their egg tarts are highly recommended.
- Address: G/f, Spring Garden Mansion, Wan Chai.
- Open hours: Mon to Sun 6:45 AM -7 PM.
- Price: below $50
- How to get there: Use MTR to Wanchai station, exit B2