One of Hong Kong’s most well-known street snacks is the so-called “eggette” or egg waffle, or its Cantonese equivalent, gai dan zai (雞蛋仔). They’re called egg waffles for their distinctive shape, made to resemble chicken eggs wrapped together, served fresh to order.
While exploring Kowloon City, the heart of Hong Kong’s Thai community, by foot, I stumbled upon a shop selling this popular snack, a must try for any first time visitor to the city. So I caved.
A very loquacious boy was manning the front counter when we ordered a waffle. I got a little adventurous, ordering the waffle red bean flavored (the traditional egg waffle is served plain). Other add on flavors included sesame, cheese, chocolate, red bean and taro, ranging from HKD $3-6 more.
Note the griddles in the background used to make the egg waffles.
After a few minutes of waiting, I got a freshly baked egg waffle, filled with sweetened red beans inside. Too many red beans for my liking, as they overpowered the lightly sweetened egg and flour batter.
Also for sale were skewered fried dumplings, grilled mushrooms, and fruits.
Hang Fat Egg Waffle 恆發雞蛋仔
64 Nga Tsin Wai Rd, Kowloon City, Hong Kong