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[Hong Kong] Egg Tarts at Honolulu Coffee Shop

Egg Tarts 蛋挞
Famous egg tartsat Honolulu Coffee Shop, Hong Kong HK$5.50 each

Egg tarts are famous in Hong Kong so one ought to try out the local delight. This Honolulu Coffee Shop (檀島咖啡餅店) is a stone’s throw away from Wanchai MTR station so it was very easy for us to grab a few on the go. We packed some on our last trip to Hong Kong as they are a great in-between-meals snack while shopping. This time, we were on our way to Wing Wah Noodle Shop so we made it a point to grab some egg tarts for later enjoyment.

Egg Tarts from Honolulu Coffee Shop, Hong Kong

Yummy, crispy and fresh. The crust is crispy and flaky while the middle is soft and smooth. According to our guide book (Hong Kong Tram Guide), this coffee shop has a 50-year history and each tray of egg tarts is left overnight in the fridge before baking. Throughout the baking process, the temperature is adjusted 3 times and they are cooled for 2 minutes before serving.

Honolulu Coffee Shop's Egg Tarts
Here’s a closer look at the great warm colours of the egg tarts.

Egg Tarts at Honolulu Coffee Shop, Hong Kong
Quite the popular buy, there are always people ordering the egg tarts at the outlet.

Honolulu Coffee Shop, Hong Kong 檀島咖啡餅店

Honolulu Coffee Shop 檀島咖啡餅店
Address: G/F & Mezz Floor, 176-178 Hennessy Rd., Wan Chai
Walking Directions: Wan Chai MTR Station, turn right from Exit A4 and walk about 50 meters
地址: 灣仔軒尼詩道176-178號地下及閣樓
Opening Hours: 6am – 12 midnight
Tel/電話 : (852) 2575 1823

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What’s Nearby (Also at Wan Chai)
Wing Wah Noodle Shop

Other local food products (香港土产):
Hang Heung’s wife cakes
Tai Cheong Bakery’s egg tarts

This article is penned by contributing writer, B.

Wiffy’s Notes: This is definitely one of my two favourite egg tarts in Hong Kong, the other favourite being that from the famous Tai Cheong bakery. Honolulu has definitely perfected their egg tarts and I love the crust which is so blissfully flakey. I have been buying their egg tarts every time I come to Hong Kong and this is a routine I am more than happy to continue. I love the fact that the egg tart is always warm when sold, so it is extra enjoyable if you eat it on the spot. They keep for 3 days, so sometimes I buy egg tarts on my last day in HK, so that I can enjoy these famous egg tarts for breakfast for the next two days (keeping it in the fridge if stored overnight).


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3 Responses to “[Hong Kong] Egg Tarts at Honolulu Coffee Shop”

  1. Felicia Ng — August 31, 2011 @ 4:56 am

    Hi, will you try to bake this egg tart and later share with us the recipe? It looks super delicious and by reading your write-up, I am excited to look out for your “tried-out” recipe ;o).



    • wiffy replied: — August 31st, 2011 @ 5:19 am

      Hi Felicia, egg tarts are now on my to-do list. Will try it out soon … but of course will not be half as good as this ;)


      • Felicia Ng replied: — August 31st, 2011 @ 5:31 am

        Ha… so long it is your recipe, it will be good! I love to go to your website to look out for easy recipes. You are my “virtual” mentor! Thanks. I shall wait patiently for your egg tart recipe ;o).