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Hong Kong’s best kept secrets: streetside waffles, made to order

Most waffles sold on the street these days are premade. Ada food stall in Wan Chai sells them freshly made, drizzled with peanut butter, condensed milk, and sprinkled with a house blend of toppings

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 25 February, 2016, 4:31pm
UPDATED : Friday, 26 February, 2016, 9:18am

Hong Kong’s “egg waffle” is iconic, but for some in the city, the other Hong Kong waffle – with the square patterns, plastered with peanut butter and condensed milk – is the superior snack. Once upon a time, street hawkers made them fresh to order, but they are almost all pre-made nowadays, since our snooty government kicked them off the streets into sterile street corner stalls where the rent is a major factor – with high rent to pay, you have to cut corners.

Ada food stall on O’Brien Road in Wan Chai (next to the A1 MTR exit) is an exception. They still make each waffle to order, and in addition to peanut butter and sweetened condensed milk, they throw on a third layer of sweetness: a house blend of sesame, coconut flakes, crushed peanuts and white sugar.

They also sell curry fishballs, siu mai and other typical Hong Kong street snacks. Located near the bar district on Lockhart Road, Ada is open well past midnight.

Ada Hong Kong Building, 4A-C O’Brien Road, Wan Chai, tel: 2866 8338