Sunday, June 26, 2011
The tale called 雞蛋仔
雞蛋仔 is one of those street eats that I always mean to eat. Made on the spot, these are modelled after the plastic bubbles I love to burst as a kid.Served piping hot in a paper bag, I thought these make really good street snacks - easy to eat and certainly not messy.
Anyhow, I wanted to try the best 雞蛋仔 HK had to offer. Alas, it was not meant to be - The poor uncle.He was tracked down by the government for illegally hawking and seeking social assistance at the same time - double whammy. I should have known better that he would not be selling anymore but I suppose it's the "die die must try" spirit that brought me to Prince Edward.
Prince Edward unlike the touristy spots is alot more residential. With Queen's College in the vicinity, there are tons of school boys who crowd out at the cafes over lunch. The kind newspaper lady I spoke to shared one of the places in the neighbourhood to partake of this popular street snack.
It took me forever to find the Dim Sum Wong she was talking about as the key landmark.
A great pity the stall she recommended was also closed!
Decided to try any random street stall for a taste of this famed street snack.
Supposedly famous from North Point, this shop is so easy to miss given its size - half of the regular stall. Specializing in waffles, you can either have the checked belgian sort or egg waffles.
Crispy on the outside and slightly chewy within - that's how the hongkongers say the 雞蛋仔 is supposed to taste. I thought it was a more complicated version of loveletters. The awesome coconut fragrance with a crunchy exterior and most certainly chewy inside.
Fits the bill of the authentic 雞蛋仔! Main grouse is, finish it quick or risk having soggy waffles thereafter.
HKD 10-15 depending on location.