Egg Waffle obsession: where to eat them in Hong Kong

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Egg waffle is a popular snack in Hong Kong and one that I’m obsessed with.  I like egg waffle so much that I’ve included it in my 1 day itinerary to Hong Kong recommendation, too. Whether you are in it for the actual food or just a cool photo to put on Instagram, here’s my top egg waffle places that you should try out when in Hong Kong.

If you are not that keen on egg waffle, here’s my top 5 dessert place in Hong Kong.

What is Egg Waffle

contemporary twist to Hong Kong waffle with added sweet potato filling at Mammy's pancake | Laugh Travel Eat
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Also called eggettes and bubble waffle, it’s primarily made of egg, flour, sugar and milk and it derives is named from its shape. The direct translation from Chinese is egg-cake, and given its popularity, many places have started adding in innovative fillings and flavours to it.

The best kind of egg waffles are the ones that are crispy on the outside but chewy and soft on the inside – and it’s all about timing.

Pro tip: let your egg waffle air out and don’t wrap it up – or it’ll get soft.

Modos

Modos Mong Kok, egg waffle, Hong Kong | Laugh Travel Eat
Getting a quick drink and waiting for my egg waffle in front of Modos

My new favourite egg waffle place, the pandan flavor and the cheese one are my go-to. Other innovative ones that are on my to-try list is the green tea with red bean and the earl grey flavour. My friend tried their spicy meat floss and shrimp paste one and it set my mouth on fire. The price ranges around twenty HKD and they have two shops in Mong Kok and one in Causeway Bay.

Pro tip: They also do drinks and you can get money off for purchasing combo meal.

Personal favourite: Pandan, it’s green and makes for a good photo, too!

Address: 2/F, SA27A, Argyle Centre, 688 Nathan Road

                  Shop 3B, 5 Cannon Street, Causeway Bay

Mammys Pancake

Mammys Pancake, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong | laugh Travel Eat
Mammys Pancake in TST

This used to be my favoruite egg waffle place before I discovered Modos. It’s also a chain store, with the best store with the most flavours store in Tsim Sha Tsui. My favourite here is their sweet potato egg as well as the chocolate flavoured one, and they do have other ones like mocha and seasonal special like chestnut flavour

Pro tip: The best ones to go for are the Mong Kok and Tsim Sha Tsui one and be prepared to wait for your order.

Personal favourite: Sweet Potato flavour

Address: Shop G23, G/F, Young City Zone, 1 Kwong Wa Street, Mong Kok

Shop 17, G/F, Leishun Court, 1-5 Haven Street, Cuaseway Bay

Shop K1B, G/F, Man Tai Street, Hung Hom

G/F, Carnarvon Mansion, 8-12 Carnarvon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Shop 277-278, 2/F, Wo Che Plaza, 3 Tak Hau Street, Sha Tin

Shop D2, G/F, 181A-181G Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai

Shop 16A, G/F, Cheong Wah Building, 289-301 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan

Shop 2A, G/F, Whampoa Street, Hung Hom

More Eggettes

More Eggettes in Prince Edward, Hong Kong | Laugh Travel Eat
More Eggettes in Prince Edward

More Eggettes is more of an Instagram-worthy stop than a super tasty one. Their special is the starry egg waffles, but before you get excited, the stars are cereals. They do make a great photo though. Another specialty of theirs is their coloured drinks. Though not as tasty as the others, it’s got stores in locations where the others don’t.

 Pro tip: the most central location is in Prince Edward

Addresses: Shop 16A, G/F, Hong Keung Mansion, 32-34 Hong Keung Street, San Po Kong

Shop B2, G/F, 17 Yu Chau Street, Prince Edward

Shop C18, 2/F, Kwai Chung Plaza, 7 Kwai Foo Road, Kwai Fong

Shop 4A, G/F, 31 Tsuen Hing Path, Tsuen Wan

McQ

McQ, Egg Waffle place, Jordan | Laugh Travel Eat
The cute McQ logo

I think it’s safe to admit that I won’t have been to every single egg waffle place in Hong Kong, but I do try. McQ is a local snack shop that also whips up some highly rated egg waffles in Jordan. Curious, I headed over there to try this one particular flavour that I have yet to encounter: peanut butter and condensed milk. For those who aren’t familiar with this combo, it’s the best thing in the world and a common afternoon tea option on thick toast. And it didn’t disappoint. Although it’s good, the location of this store isn’t ideal and involves going out of your way – which isn’t worth it in my opinion. However, if you are in the neighborhood, give it a try!

Address: Shop 6, Keybond Commercial Building, 38 Ferry Street, Jordan
Opening times: daily 12:00 – 21:00

Oddies

Oddies menu for gelato eggettes, Central, Hong Kong | Laugh Travel Eat
The gelato-egg waffle combos

I’ve heard about the amazing egg waffle and gelato combo from Oddies for a while now and finally got around to try this hip Canto-snack place with Flo from Yogawinetravel (Who has recommendations for some other amazing Asian dessert places). While I was mainly there for the egg waffles, I must say that their unique gelato flavour also captured my attention.

Oddies gelato flavours, Central, Hong Kong | Laugh Travel Eat
Some awesome looking gelato flavours

They have 4 different flavours of the famed egg waffle-gelato combo and we opted to share a Chuckies (HKD65) – featuring Italian low-fat milk gelato, cream cheese eggettes, jasmine pannacotta, buttery pie crust, low-fat mixed berry gelato, and chestnut spread.

Chuckies gelato-egg waffle, Oddies, Central, Hong Kong | Laugh Travel Eat
The chuckies – it’s best to share it with friends because it’s pretty filling

Honestly? It was amazing and I’ll be going back.

Address: G/F, 45 Gough Street, Central

 

Yummy Yummy (Now Closed)

Yummy Yummy menu, Kwai Chung Plaza, Kwai Fong, Hong Kong
Yummy Yummy menu

Located in the maze that is known as Kwai Chung Plaza in Kwai Fong, Yummy Yummy caught my eyes mainly because it offers two-flavour egg waffle in one (as in half-half). They have green tea, original, chocolate, sesame, and coffee flavour to choose from, as well as a brand new flavour of meat floss and seaweed. Intrigued, I chose to try to meat floss and seaweed. While the spreading was done badly and the seaweed turned out to be actual slices of seaweed placed inside, the overall quality was decent.

Meatfloss and seaweed egg waffle, Kwai Chung Plaza, Kwai Fong, Hong Kong
The meatfloss and seaweed egg waffle

They also have more expensive options completed with ice-cream and or cream – which would make for a great photo. Though I must caution that egg waffle tastes better with crunchy outside.

Address: Shop 2003, 2/F, Kwai Chung Plaza, 7 Kwai Foo Road, Kwai Fong

 

There will be updated as I try more.

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Written by Nam Cheah

Hi, my name is Nam. I am 24 and spent half my life in Hong Kong and the other half in UK. I believe there's endless experience and beauty in the world and this is me chronicling how to experience the best at the best price.

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  1. OMG, these look delicious. I love eggs so many ways and now this a new one I have to try! Unfortunately, did not sample these when I was in HK last but now I know where to go on the next trip! YUM

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