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The great egg tart hunt, and other Hong Kong bakery treats

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 30 April, 2015, 3:31pm
UPDATED : Monday, 15 May, 2017, 2:10pm

If you're hankering after one of Hong Kong's most indulgent sweet treats, the egg tart, we've sampled a few recently at some of the city's classic old-style bakeries. So why not give them a taste test of your own? Don't fancy egg tarts? We've got something for you too. Click on the bakeries' names to read our stories about them.

Honolulu Coffee Shop, Central and Wan Chai

Their signature offering is the Hong Kong-style egg tart. Derrick Yeung says: "We make it with classic flaky pastry."








Hoover Cake Shop, Kowloon City

"We easily sell more than 40 trays of egg tarts a day. There's always 36 tarts in each tray. You do the maths," says Ching Git-kau









Happy Cake Shop, Wan Chai

The shop offers classic Hong Kong-style bakery items such as pineapple buns, egg tarts and less-often-seen cream buns and palmiers










And if it's not an egg tart you crave ...


New Blue Pool bakery, Mid-Levels

"We have a few things that others don't have nowadays, like cross cakes, banana pudding and walnut pies."








Mei Ki Heung Bakery, Cheung Sha Wan

The traditional Chinese bakery sells hard-to-find favourites such as doughnut-shaped "lifebuoy" biscuits [and] thin "pigs' ears" cookies made with fermented tofu











For more classic bakeries and old-style restaurants, see our Explore Hong Kong page