I am back from my vacation to Hong Kong/Macau. As this trip was more a shopping expedition rather than a foodie one, we had random eats with no specific targets in mind.
Most of my meals were nothing so memorable, comprising mainly of standard fares offered at cha chan tengs and chinese restaurants. Specifically, in view of my choosy tastebuds, I loaded up on oodles of noodles, har gows (steamed shrimp dumplings) and cheong fun (steamed rice rolls).
People close to me know I love little meals, primarily because I would be hungry quickly, leaving me with room for random street snacks. When in HK, I go for the egg tarts. The best one I had this time around was a Portugese version from a street leading up to St Paul Ruins in Macau. The pastry shell was so overladen with butter, it tasted fried and crispy, which was perfet contrast to the warm and soft custardy filling.
The other noteworthy snack were a couple of Krispy Kremes that we accidentally chanced upon, while checking out SoHo area. Though full from breakfast, we could not give up special deal the store was offering before 12pm - one original glazed + one special + coffee for HK$26. Thus, the sister had her first tastings of a KK donut.
For me, the first sight of the familiar green/white storefront reminded me of the late night drives during college, about35 minutes away, just for a couple of freshly fried KK donuts. First bite in, I was still amazed at how wonderfully soft the donuts were. A few more bites later, when the donut was more or less done, I wonder why the hell the donut was made so small!
As I made a mental note to give that feedback to KK, I found myself handing over HK$10 for another.
Krispy Kreme can be found in 2 locations but the one I went to was at:
51 Elgin Street
Phone: 2580 8338
Open 7am until Midnight