5 sweets you will see on the streets of Hong Kong

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5 sweets you will see on the streets of Hong Kong
Source: Natasha Huang / Harper’s Bazaar
Hong Kong is a very cosmopolitan city and it is no wonder that it has one of the most interesting gastronomic settings in the world. In addition to award-winning and sophisticated restaurants, we see some very characteristic street foods in almost every corner of the city.
In the rush of this giant metropolis it is common for people to simply grab something quick to eat on the way from place to place – who ever? Precisely for this reason, we see some typical sweets on the streets of Hong Kong that are found in almost any bakery or shop and widely consumed by the city’s inhabitants. Want to know what they are? I listed the 5 most popular in town 😉
Eggettes
In addition to Dim Sum, I think Eggettes were the foods I saw most on the streets of Hong Kong. It’s just surreal how we see it everywhere! The candy is nothing more than an egg-based waffle, with a crunchier dough on the outside and soft inside, in a characteristic shape that appears to be full of small bubbles.
Nowadays, there are already versions of the chocolate, strawberry and coconut mass. To complete, there are the most different types of accompaniments. Among them, ice cream, confetti, syrups, fruits and jellies.

5 sweets you will see on the streets of Hong Kong
Source: Kirbie’s Cravings
Egg tarts
When we talk about egg tarts there, we may be referring to the Portuguese version (a pastel de nata) or to the next version of an English cream cake. While the first is found everywhere in Macau, the second is much more seen on the streets of Hong Kong.
Originating in a creamy English pie, the recipe takes a mass of eggs in the filling and is baked. Unlike the version inspired by the Portuguese custard tart, this one doesn’t have cinnamon on top.
5 sweets you will see on the streets of Hong Kong
Source: My Bare Cupboard
Pineapple Bun
Although the name of this cookie is “pineapple bun”, it has absolutely no pineapple. The candy got its name just because the top reminds a little of the fruit’s peel.
The top half is made with a cookie-like dough, while the bottom half is made with Chinese-style dough, which is usually softer and sweeter than Western bread. Many restaurants and cafes put some butter inside.
5 sweets you will see on the streets of Hong Kong
Source: @girleatworld
Wife Cake
Found in almost every bakery, the wife cake is one of the most traditional Cantonese sweets. Legend has it that a woman from Guangdong province was the one who made this pie for the first time and she was so praised that her husband went on to speak proudly to everyone that it was his wife’s pie. With that, the name “wife cake” caught on.
There are also those who refer to it as “sweet heart cake”. The main ingredient in the pie is water squash, but the recipe also includes almond paste, sesame and some spices.
5 sweets you will see on the streets of Hong Kong
Source: The Resident Froggie
White Sugar Cake
It is said that this sweet came from the Shunde district in Guangdong province, but today it is another delight that has already taken to the streets of Hong Kong. This tart is made with a mixture of rice flour dough, white sugar, water and yeast. The result is a sweet pastry with a very soft texture.
5 sweets you will see on the streets of Hong Kong
Source: Eat Much Love
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Do you also like to try street food when you are traveling? I don’t think there’s a better way to get to know the local flavors more 😉
By Mariana Martins, from Mari and The City[:en]5 sweets you will see on the streets of Hong Kong
Source: Natasha Huang / Harper’s Bazaar
Hong Kong is a very cosmopolitan city and it is no wonder that it has one of the most interesting gastronomic settings in the world. In addition to award-winning and sophisticated restaurants, we see some very characteristic street foods in almost every corner of the city.
In the rush of this giant metropolis it is common for people to simply grab something quick to eat on the way from place to place – who ever? Precisely for this reason, we see some typical sweets on the streets of Hong Kong that are found in almost any bakery or shop and widely consumed by the city’s inhabitants. Want to know what they are? I listed the 5 most popular in town 😉
Eggettes
In addition to Dim Sum, I think Eggettes were the foods I saw most on the streets of Hong Kong. It’s just surreal how we see it everywhere! The candy is nothing more than an egg-based waffle, with a crunchier dough on the outside and soft inside, in a characteristic shape that appears to be full of small bubbles.
Nowadays, there are already versions of the chocolate, strawberry and coconut mass. To complete, there are the most different types of accompaniments. Among them, ice cream, confetti, syrups, fruits and jellies.

5 sweets you will see on the streets of Hong Kong
Source: Kirbie’s Cravings
Egg tarts
When we talk about egg tarts there, we may be referring to the Portuguese version (a pastel de nata) or to the next version of an English cream cake. While the first is found everywhere in Macau, the second is much more seen on the streets of Hong Kong.
Originating in a creamy English pie, the recipe takes a mass of eggs in the filling and is baked. Unlike the version inspired by the Portuguese custard tart, this one doesn’t have cinnamon on top.
5 sweets you will see on the streets of Hong Kong
Source: My Bare Cupboard
Pineapple Bun
Although the name of this cookie is “pineapple bun”, it has absolutely no pineapple. The candy got its name just because the top reminds a little of the fruit’s peel.
The top half is made with a cookie-like dough, while the bottom half is made with Chinese-style dough, which is usually softer and sweeter than Western bread. Many restaurants and cafes put some butter inside.
5 sweets you will see on the streets of Hong Kong
Source: @girleatworld
Wife Cake
Found in almost every bakery, the wife cake is one of the most traditional Cantonese sweets. Legend has it that a woman from Guangdong Province was the one who made this pie for the first time and she was so praised that her husband went on to speak proudly to everyone that it was his wife’s pie. With that, the name “wife cake” caught on.
There are also those who refer to it as “sweet heart cake”. The main ingredient in the pie is water squash, but the recipe also includes almond paste, sesame and some spices.
5 sweets you will see on the streets of Hong Kong
Source: The Resident Froggie
White Sugar Cake
It is said that this sweet came from the Shunde district in Guangdong province, but today it is another delight that has already taken to the streets of Hong Kong. This tart is made with a mixture of rice flour dough, white sugar, water and yeast. The result is a sweet pastry with a very soft texture.
5 sweets you will see on the streets of Hong Kong
Source: Eat Much Love
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Do you also like to try street food when you are traveling? I don’t think there’s a better way to get to know the local flavors more 😉

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