In celebration of our new favourite instagram account and the world’s most famous egg – @world_record_egg (#egggang) – we’ve compiled a list of the best egg dishes in Hong Kong.
It’s no wonder that this little egg has become a global sensation. Yes, this record-breaking egg has obvious aesthetic beauty and social media savvy, but in general, eggs are just an all-round egg-cellent (sorry, I had to) ingredient.
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The classic scramble: Australia Dairy Company
One of the oldest restaurants in Hong Kong, Australia Dairy Company has been serving up Hong Kong–style breakfasts and the fluffiest scrambled eggs since the 1970s. Their scrambled eggs are truly magical and the prices are unbeatable. Although the service has a bad reputation, the staff are incredibly efficient for such a busy restaurant. Don’t let the long queue outside scare you – it moves fast and is SO worth it.
Price: less than $50 for breakfast set
Best for: hangovers and cheap eats
47–49 Parkes Street, Jordan, 2730 1356
The Benedict: Aberdeen Street Social@aberdeenstsocial
We love Aberdeen Street Social for lazy Sunday brunches, and their eggs Benedict is one of the best round town. Although they have a few egg specials on the menu, the rich and creamy hollandaise sauce is what makes their eggs Benny a stand-out brunch item. Served with either spinach, ham or salmon, these eggs will make your day.
Best for: à-la-carte Sunday brunch
PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, 2866 0300
The perfect eggy pasta: Pici
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Pici, Pirata Group’s pasta palace, is becoming increasingly popular, having just opened a fourth restaurant in Hong Kong. This eggy ravioli carbonara is cracking – who can resist that egg oozing out of the homemade pasta? Not us.
Best for: dinner (available only after 6pm)
Branches around town; click here for locations
The upmarket egg: Hutong
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This is an egg that surpasses all other eggs in its majesty. No offence to our beloved Insta-egg, but Hutong’s osmanthus tea egg with crispy foie gras is truly on another level of celebrity. While its display is grand, its taste is grander and very rich in flavour. This not-so-humble egg is a must if you have a taste for the finer things in life.
Price: $188 for 2 (dinner menu) or $428 for brunch (this egg is one of 18 courses)
Best for: a special occasion
28/F, One Peking, 1 Peking Road, TST, 3428 8342, book online
The vegan egg: JUST Egg
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Just look at ‘em! Can you believe they’re not real eggs? Neither can we. We’ve been excited about JUST Egg since Green Common debuted them in early 2018. If you attended our Food’s Future Summit last year, you’ll know that these guys taste and look just real eggs but are completely vegan, lower in calories and cholesterol free yet still remain high in protein. We’re sure that JUST Egg will soon be available all across Hong Kong, but for now, you can get your fix at all Green Common locations.
Price: $72 for All Day Just Scramble; $82 for Just Scramble Teriyaki Bowl
Best for: healthy and sustainable eating
Green Common shops around Hong Kong; click here for locations
The Mac Daddy egg: Stone Nullah Tavern/Fini’s
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As you may have heard, Stone Nullah Tavern is an old favourite of ours, and we were heartbroken to find out that they will soon be closing their doors. The good news is that they’ll be back soon with a new restaurant called Fini’s, so we won’t have to say goodbye to their drool-worthy mac ‘n’ cheese. The egg yolk, when stirred into the already rich and creamy mac ‘n’ cheese, takes this humble dish to new heights.
Best for: mac ‘n’ cheese connoisseurs
69 Stone Nullah Lane, Wanchai, 3182 0128
The slightly spicy egg: FRANCIS
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We heart FRANCIS’ laid-back Israeli fare. Middle Eastern cuisine is known for its love of spice, which ensures that even the simplest dishes are always full of flavour. Shakshuka is a staple Israeli dish that can be found all across Tel Aviv. FRANCIS is one of the few restaurants to give Hong Kongers an authentic, spicy and hearty shakshuka. This dish is only available as part of the restaurant’s weekend and public holiday brunch menu.
Price: $280 (as part of brunch menu)
Best for: spicing up your life
4 and 6 Francis Street, Wanchai, 3101 9521
The dessert egg: Oddies Foodies
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It certainly wouldn’t be a Hong Kong egg list without the classic egg waffle. There’s nothing quite like that sweet smell of freshly made egg waffles on a busy Hong Kong street. While it’s hard to pick a favourite egg waffle (read that list here), Oddies gets a special mention for its crazy mash-ups of egg waffle and ice cream. One of our favourites is the signature Night Wolf: chocolate chip eggette, banana ice cream and passion fruit panna cotta.
Price: $63–68 (small); $85–88 (large)
Best for: an indulgent dessert
45 Gough Street, Central, 2750 2111
The fusion egg: Second Draft
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From renowned local chef May Chow comes this innovative take on the classic avocado toast. Second Draft is a gastropub that pairs craft beer with a fusion of beloved Hong Kong ingredients and classic Western dishes. While the menu boasts a few great egg dishes, the onsen egg and seaweed salad makes this avocado toast completely unique.
Best for: something different
98 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang, 2656 0232
The extra egg: Ma Sa Restaurant
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Insanely popular cha chaan cheng Ma Sa in Sheung Wan boasts lines round the block for this particular dish. Traditionally made with two fried eggs, Spam and rice, Ma Sa adds a whole extra egg and some char siu. However, the char siu often sells out, so you may have to settle for solo Spam. But, hey, we’re here for the eggs, right?
Price: less than $50
Best for: loading up on protein and cheap lunches
23 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan, 2545 9026
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