It’s not hard to find decent egg tarts in Hong Kong, but Hoover Cake Shop sits up there among the best. Hailed by many as HK’s egg-tart king, Hoover’s tarts stand out since the bakery uses duck instead of chicken eggs to produce a smoother, stronger-flavoured custard filling. The velvety coconut tarts, cream buns and big swiss rolls also draw in the crowds. Prepare to queue – the line can sometimes stretch as far as the next block – but you’ll be hoovering up those egg tarts in no time.
The bakeries in Hong Kong are essential to our local culture. Because let’s be honest, most of us don't own a big oven, or even one at all, and don't get us started on the know-how on certain local bakes such as wife cakes or chicken biscuits. It's no cupcake that's for sure! Thankfully, local bakeries are the purveyors of traditional Hong Kong pastries made by hand. So, whether you're in the mood for an indulgent cream cone, comforting cocktail bun or classic egg tart, these local bakeries have you covered.