- egg puff
- egg waffle
- bubble waffle
- or by its Cantonese name, gai daan jai (鷄蛋仔)
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.
Mammy Pancake 媽咪雞蛋仔
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.
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.