Monday, March 16, 2020

Baked Pork Cake (雞仔餅) - The Kai Zai Bing from 瑞香園餅家 in Hong Kong #bakedporkcake #kaizaibing

The most memorable food souvenir from my Guizhou trip was actually from the international airport in Guangzhou where i was surprised to find a totally different version of the kai zai bing (雞仔餅) we are accustomed to having in Malaysia / Singapore. 

Knowing that Guangzhou and Hong Kong share an almost similar food culture, i researched on the places where i could get hold of the delicious snack and found a traditional bakery (瑞香園餅家) in the far flung Yau Tong area! 

Even though there were positive reviews, i was skeptical and decided to purchase two pieces first at HKD $8.00. It's better to QC before jumping the gun with the potential risk of overbuying. The store does offer other traditional bakes like wife's cake but i was focused on what i want.

When i took this bag from the boss; my first instinct was to touch as compared to the kai zai bing i got from Guangzhou (莲香楼鸡仔饼), this was thinner with a hard texture. By the way, even though 雞仔餅 is translated literally to chicken biscuit; the term used in Hong Kong is the weird-sounding baked pork cake. 

I gave it a bite; crispy, caramelised sweetness with the tendency to stick to my teeth. While it wasn't as satisfying as the one from Guangzhou, it was just as addictive! I especially love the explosion of spices and the bits of pork as i slowly crunched through the biscuit. 

One box contained ten baked pork cakes and cost HKD S$40 (yes, no discount).According to the boss, the cakes can keep well for about three weeks. 

Five boxes were purchased which i initially thought were sufficient. Of course not as i cleaned one box within hours and eventually had to resort to rationing when i only had one box left! 

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Location
41C Lei Yue Mun Praya Rd, 
Yau Tong, Hong Kong
(Next to Basketball Court within Lei Yue Mun)

Map
As above.

Operating Hours
Monday to Tuesday - 11.00 am to 7.00 pm
Wednesday - Closed 
Thursday - 11.00 am to 7.00 pm
Friday to Sunday - 11.00 am to 9.00 pm

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