Belgian Cuisine

Past master of waffles

The mouth-watering aroma of egg waffles drew passersby to a community art space in Yau Ma Tei two weekends ago. At the fragrance's source was Ng Yuk-fai, better known as 'Uncle Egg-Waffle'.

Monday, 30 July, 2012, 12:00am

Old hawker is set to keep waffling on as a teacher

'Egg-waffle man' Ng Yuk-fai is turning to a new recipe to support his family - teaching.

The 74-year-old first hit the headlines following an outcry when he was repeatedly arrested for unlicensed hawking while on welfare.

He was driven to street-selling because of the meagre financial assistance he received.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A tale of flame and fortune

Despite having 'Suzette' in its moniker, none of the most popular stories about this flambeed dessert points to a female creator.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

A chippy off the old block

Quite a few restaurants in Hong Kong serve fish and chips, but there's only one bona fide fish and chip shop - The Chippy. It claims to serve 'Hong Kong's finest fish and chips', with some justification, particularly in the case of the chips.

These are hand cut and undergo a complicated multistep preparation which gives a satisfying outer crispness and inner softness.

5 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Cake for king has familiar ring

Galette de rois, or king's cake, is associated with Epiphany, which falls on January 6 and is linked to the visit of the Magi, or wise men, who were led to Bethlehem by a star.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Get into the spirit with free Belgian beerfest tickets

Christmas might be just around the corner, but before you get stuck into the eggnog and mulled wine there's some Belgian beer to be sampled.

The Indian Recreation Club in Causeway Bay will be transformed into the Grand Place Brussels this Saturday for the annual Belgian Beer Festival.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

A good week for ...

Egg-waffle seller Ng Yuk-fai

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


2/F Bartlock Centre, Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay Tel: 2838 5939 Open: noon-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm Cuisine: Japanese izakaya

Price: about HK$350 without drinks and the service charge

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Frites Belgium on Tap

Shop 6, 1/F Causeway Centre, 28 Harbour Road, Wan Chai Tel: 2877 2422 Open: noon-11pm Cuisine: Belgian pub fare

Price: about HK$300 per head without drinks and the service charge

3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Steamed mussels

The tenderest and best tasting mussels are the small ones (about 4cm in length) with blue-black shells, often labelled bouchot (after they way they're raised). Don't use the 'green-lipped' variety for this dish, as they're too large and coarse.

27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Call them chips, fries or frites - these three are blue-chip

Ore Ida Steak Fries

HK$48 for 793g, City'super

This is how I like my chips - thick and chunky, best for soaking up ketchup, vinegar or gravy. Because of their size and shape, they have fantastically fluffy insides and a good potato flavour. They take longer to crisp - but it's well worth the wait.

23 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Egg-waffle hawker arrested in welfare cash probe

Unlicensed egg-waffle hawker Ng Yuk-fai was arrested for alleged fraud over welfare claims.

It is alleged that Ng, 74, (pictured) claimed payments while earning a substantial income from illegal hawking.

Police said yesterday he was arrested on Wednesday in Wan Chai.

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

Fines and sympathy for the egg-waffle man

He had to face the wrath of the law, but the old egg-waffle hawker had plenty of supporters, including concern groups and Facebook members, to soften the blow.

Supporters from as far away as Tin Shui Wai attended the hearing in Eastern Court, but they did not save Ng Yuk-fai, 72, from being fined for the 38th time for illegal hawking.

16 Apr 2011 - 12:00am


41-49 Aberdeen Street, Central Tel: 9604 7777 Open: 6pm-2am

Cuisine: French

Price: about HK$250 without drinks.

20 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

The Chippy

The Chippy Basement, 51a Wellington Street, Central (entrance on Pottinger Street) Hong Kong Tel: 2523 1618

Grub: Traditional English-style fish and chip shop - 'chippy' is slang for this sort of eatery.

16 May 2010 - 12:00am