On my last day in Hong Kong, I had a nice lunch with some Public Health classmates, both locals and exchange students. We had lunch at a pretty good teppenyaki place in Shatin (I forget the name so I guess it wasn’t TOO memorable) at New Town Plaza (the busiest mall in all of Hong Kong and the one I went to the most!). It was a great way to sum up the four months with some great friends and classmates.
After lunch, we wanted dessert. And what better way to go out of HK with a bang than with the ultimate HK sweet snack, gai dan tsai? These egg shaped waffles are so delicious and bite-size, I can finish a whole waffle in a matter of minutes! Over the four months I was there, I had my fair share of gai dan tsai in Mong Kok, but never really made it to the one place that I had to try, Mammy Pancake!
Out in Hung Hom, one of the locals who lives by there took us out there to give it a try. And I must say, these were the best gai dan tsai I’ve ever had. They have several flavors, but are known for their chocolate. Instead of just making a chocolate batter like most places, each individual egg part had a chocolate chip melted inside. How can it get better than a warm waffle with melted chocolate? Just thinking about it now is making me drool!
I cannot wait till the next time I’m back in HK, when I will for sure wait with the crowds for the best gai dan tsai Hong Kong, and probably the world, has to offer.