Showing posts with label HK grid cake. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HK grid cake. Show all posts
Hong Kong snacks is a small business, the rent of a small shop is always more expensive than a large shop comparing by dollars per square meter. Why every time many tourists ask the shop is disappear when they return only in few months? It is because the rent can be increase from US$5,000 to $11,000 per month in the same year. The price for a piece of Gai Daan Jai is only selling at US$1.5 but need to spend 8 minutes in the molding not even mention about the preparation beforehand.

Shop owner can either increase the price, or working harder from 10 hours to 12 hours, but you should understand that 1 minutes has only 60 seconds in our Earth. Shop owner also need to work faster with 2 hands seems a 4-hands persons during the peak hours. Last, you will see how exhausted a day and I seldom see a shop is willing to closed one single day in the whole year. That's will be the Chinese New Year if it counts.

The rent of Fung Gei (豐記雞蛋仔) Gai Daan Jai shop in 2014 is US$25,641/month, thus he need to share half of the shop to other selling Pearl Milk Tea.

What's eating Gai Daan Jai the most, not local Hong Kong people nor tourists like you, but the property owners will bite more than half of the piece before the shop owner hands it to you.

Hong Kong Waffle also call  “grid cake” (格仔餅) is a very popular street snack sold by hawkers in Hong Kong. Most of us will find one stall nearby when we walk out from schools in the old days. It is cooked in a larger waffle mould, round in shape and divided into four quarters. Generally Hong Kong style waffle is spread with butter, peanut butter, white sugar or condensed milk, then folded into a semi circle, wrapped in a paper bag.

There are many variations based on the type of waffle iron and recipe used nowadays. Waffles are eaten throughout the world, particularly in Belgium, which has over a dozen regional varieties, but when you visit Hong Kong, don't forget to try one classic Hong Kong style waffle.

One characteristic you will see is that the Hong Kong style with our own culture will be five time faster making than the one in your own country. Making a waffle will never involve complicated process, a hawker will do it quick with simple ingredients yet the food is full of taste and texture,  he will never disappoint single one of the customers who line up in the queue in Hong Kong.

格仔餅【懷舊的香港小食】Waffle Recipe
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