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10 best egg dishes in Hong Kong

Where to try the world's most versatile ingredient in all its eggy glory

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Time Out Hong Kong
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Hongkongers will put eggs into, or onto, everything, no matter the occasion. Char siu rice at Chop Chop? Better with a fried egg on it. Ditto with the already decadent ravioli at Italian restaurant Pici and the crab at Chaiwala. With Easter around the corner, eggs are clearly on everyone's minds, and to celebrate, here's our list of the best eggy culinary creations in Hong Kong. Some of these restaurants even do delivery.

RECOMMENDED: Of course, you can go on an actual Easter egg hunt after loading up on the best eggs Benedict in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong's best egg dishes

  • Restaurants
  • Wan Chai

When it comes to everyone’s favourite breakfast-lunch portmanteau, aptly named Brunch Club is a local favourite. There’s a small selection to choose from on the menu, including a range of scrambled eggs and egg white frittatas, but this place is probably best known for its hearty eggs benedict. Get it with smoked salmon, chorizo and mushrooms, or duck terrine and caramelised onions (From $78). All are good options.

  • Restaurants
  • Fortress Hill

At Chop Chop, the signature roasted pork belly rice ($80) is made authentically according to chef Dai Lung’s time-honoured recipe featured in the Stephen Chow film The God of Cookery. Succulent, tender, charred and caramelised meat is served on top of premium rice from Heilongjiang. The egg part (which is probably why you’re reading this story) comes in the form of local eggs fried sunny side up that release their bright yellow yolks with the touch of your fork. It’s a beautiful thing.

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  • Restaurants
  • Wan Chai

Opened by former Four Seasons Executive Pastry Chef, Grégoire Michaud, Bakehouse offers all sorts of oven-fresh treats, from naturally leavened sourdoughs to buttery, flaky croissants and other pastries. And the best way to experience his fresh-baked goodies is to try the sourdough egg tart ($12). They look like thick-skinned Portuguese tarts with a croissant tart base, but they are a pastry in a class of their own. Smooth and creamy inside with a crispy and wispy outer layer, Bakehouse does it egg-cellently.

  • Restaurants
  • Tsuen Wan

A Tsuen Wan staple of more than 40 years. All of the staff have been retained over the years, and this cha chaan teng prides itself on its large portions and low price. Gala Café is known for its extraordinarily thick scrambled egg sandwiches; they use four to five eggs for one omelette! You can choose various toppings with prices starting from $27 for a classic egg sandwich. Getting your mouth round one will be a hot mess, but it’s a worthwhile endeavour. Pair it the classic way: with Horlick's or Ovaltine served as icy milkshakes.

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  • Restaurants
  • Thai
  • Sheung Wan

Hot take: Thai omelettes are the best omelettes. Crispy at the edges, packed with minced pork, crab, or veggies and set atop a pillowy mound of Jasmine rice served with sweet chilli sauce. Thai omelette is a thing of beauty, for proof, check out Chachawan. Here, the kai jiaw – Thai omelette of crab, spring onion, and sriracha sauce – ($148) is packed with the spice and impactful flavour you want, plus boatloads of fresh crab. Chachawan also offers home delivery, as well as takeaway service so you can take the Thai flavours all the way to your home.

  • Restaurants
  • Snack bars
  • Prince Edward

With four branches throughout Kowloon, it's easy to get your eggy fix at More Eggettes. Classic Hong Kong egg waffles are given a twist at here, with flavours such as candied pineapple ($27), honey fondant ($25) and orange chocolate ($25). So instead of sticking to the classic ($18), we’d recommend the chocolate chip version ($21). The ratio of chocolate chips to, uh, bubbles, tempers the sweetness of the eggette.

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  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Causeway Bay

This small chain cooks up a mean pork chop sandwiched between ample bread rolls with a thick, crusty exterior – the best way to indulge your carb cravings. But Yee Shun Milk Company’s repertoire is staked on desserts. Sample some of Yee Shun’s famed steamed egg-and-milk puddings for a sweet ending after your savoury main. Milky and aromatic, this dessert has the texture of silky tofu pudding which melts in your mouth. Nourishing for the body, it offers a sweet ending after your savoury main dish.

  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Wan Chai

Fresh, hand-rolled pasta is the name of the game at Pici, with simple and hearty dishes from the pici cacio e pepe to meatballs and ravioli. That includes the indulgent ravioli carbonara, stuffed with runny egg yolk, ricotta and pecorino cheese and topped with guanciale. It’s definitely show-stopping, if not heart-stopping, too. With six branches dotted around Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and New Territories, delivery and takeout options are available to order wherever’s convenient for you.

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  • Restaurants
  • Wan Chai

Sure, there are pork chop sandwiches and other cha chaan teng staples on the menu at Honolulu Coffee Shop, but let’s be real: you’re going here for one item only. That would be the flaky, custardy and utterly perfect egg tarts. They may be $10 a pop, but they're worth the (relatively) high price tag.

  • Restaurants
  • Canadian
  • North Point

Located in North Point, The Big Bite is a Canadian-style burger restaurant, which is something you don't often see in Hong Kong. That might not strike you as prime fry-up territory, but don't judge a book by its cover. On the menu, you'll find the All D'eh Breakfast ($95), a fry-up available only on the weekends loaded with fluffy eggs, bacon, sausages, baked beans, grilled tomato and fried bread. Add on a coffee ($15) or a glass of wine or sparkling ($45) and you're set for the day. Enjoy 35% off now for a limited time on all takeaway orders!

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