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Tuesday, October 18, 2011


An eggette is a kind of spherical pancake or ball waffle popular in the Cantonese-speaking regions of China, including Hong Kong and Macau. 
The food item is also referred to as an 
  • egg puff
  • egg waffle
  • bubble waffle 
  • or by its Cantonese name, gai daan jai (鷄蛋仔)
Eggettes' are made from eggs, sugar, flour, and light evaporated milk. They are best served hot, and often eaten plain. They can also be served with fruit and flavors such as strawberry, coconut or chocolate. They are sometimes referred to as "Hong Kong cakes" in Chinatown across America, especially in New York.
You could buy and eat This "Eggette"  along Granville Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. There are 2 to 3 shops along this area.
Eggettes' are one of the most popular Hong Kong "street snacks" and was ranked No.3 in the 50 most popular HK "street snack".

They seemed to be easy to make all you need are 2 steel eggette mould, eggs and flour mixture and electricity and there you have the eggette you want.

But then again the simpler it seems, the better skills it takes. Eggette doesn't seem much different from waffles or pancakes you get from Jollibee. but then the skills involved can be so much more demanding.

Watching the production of the Mammy Pancake, one would finally understand what it means by skills and how minor improvements from the existing skills can make such a big difference in the quality.

Mammy Pancake house is a very popular pancake store among the locals in Hong Kong. It is located at Shop 2A, G/F, Whampoa Street, Hung Hom 紅磡黃埔街2號A地下

           Mammy Pancake   媽咪雞蛋仔 

Mammy Pancake house neat kitchen
 Mammy Pancake Signage
Mammy Pancake make their eggette slowly, real slow while you could see one store down Kimberley Street, Tsim Sha Tsui, and the man juggles between five eggette moulds and he serves 10 customers in 10 minutes, make 10 eggettes every single minute and people lined up quickly leave with their order. No problem at all for that guy! But the eggettes taste plain and normal as any other ones you could find almost anywhere else. 

On the other hand, Mammy Pancake's staff spent at least 3 to 4 minutes to make one eggette, and the long queue of customers have to wait for 15 minutes for their food but yet they waited!

Average waiting time: 15 minutes. Make your order first and they will give you a token with number. They will call you when your order is ready.
Instead of having a typical chocolate coloured and flavoured pancake, Mammy offers plain egg pancake with lots of chocolate bits spreading randomly across the whole pancake. What's more fascinating was that the chocolate bites were all melted within the egg pancakes, so you could literally taste the smooth chocolate paste sweetening your palate.

The texture of the egg pancake was crispy and light with a strong taste of egg. It also contained the aroma of egg and chocolate on it. The melted chocolate was pretty smooth and had a similar taste as the chocolate filling of the Lotte's Koala chocolate b
iscuit. Such a scrumptious chocolate pancake, totally worth the wait!

There are three choices of flavor - original, chocolates and WHITE SESAME!

Happy Eating!

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