Saturday, November 21, 2009

Charcoal Egg Waffles Cart: A Brown Paper Bag

Last week, walking back from a busy restaurant shoot, we came across something that I personally haven’t seen in a long time – an egg waffles cart with a charcoal heater. Old school. And though I had just finished a fatty Middle Eastern lunch not too long ago, with the delicious eggy pastry aroma wafting through the air, how could I resist?

(Proud Cart Owner)

I plunked down a ten while the friendly, chatty man poured a stream of egg batter from his Heineken plastic jug into the pasty mould. Not even two minutes later, there it was – a fresh piece of golden eggy waffles, à la nostalgic Hong Kong style. Crispy on the outside and warm and pillowy on the insides… sigh. Those ten bucks worth of little domes of deliciousness in a brown paper bag were, without a doubt, a very satisfying step back in time.

FOOD: 4/5

Charcoal Egg Waffles Cart ($)
Around 3-4pm
Near Ladders Street/Bridges Street Intersection


  1. Found your blog upon Siu Yeh's recommendation. Your posts are a~ma~zing!!! Thanks a lot for sharing!

  2. simple yet satisfying indeed!

  3. The last time I had something like this was when I was still living in HK 20+ years ago. Damn I miss this stuff.

  4. Hi Kenny: thanks so much. Love your blog as well!!

    Jason + KK: Ya, I was so excited when I saw this egg waffle guy! I miss the days when they were everywhere!

  5. Mmm.. egg waffles!! So yummy...
    I like your blog, keep up the great work! :)

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