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Tai O Egg Waffles

Gai dan jai, little egg waffles (sometimes referred to as “eggettes") made from a thin batter of egg, sugar and evaporated milk, are a popular Hong Kong street snack.
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Shek Tsai Po Street, Tai O, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

The Overview

Occupying a remote corner of Lantau Island, Tai O is a traditional fishing village that lures day-trippers with its stilt houses and locally made shrimp paste and salted fish. But the real reason to come out here is the gai dan jai, little egg waffles (sometimes referred to as "eggettes") made from a thin batter of egg, sugar and evaporated milk that are a popular Hong Kong street snack. A handful of vendors on Tai O's main streets make these puffy treats the old-fashioned way—wielding the waffle iron over a charcoal fire—but look out for Mr. Lei, who's the undisputed master; locals call him the "egg-waffle uncle." His waffles are heavenly: crunchy on the outside and spongy inside, with the irresistible aroma of rich custard mingled with the scent of smoke from the grill.

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Published on Sep 20, 2010

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