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買個菠蘿包,應該係全港最早大嘅一個,都係 HK$ 6(23/09/2016)。
The biggest Pineapple bun I have ever seen in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Hot Milk Tea

Discover the secret of making HK Pineapple Bun

in Cantonese Chinese

Original source:

Step 1: 
The bun (dough)  material (ready for 30 buns)
Bread Flour - 1000g
White sugar - 230g
Egg - 150g
Butter - 80g
Milk Powder - 30g
Salt - 10g
Yeast - 18g

Water - 420g

Step 2:
*Error in the timeline 3:02, and corrected as following:
The Pineapple Skin ingredient
Cake Flour - 1000g
Butter - 300g
White sugar - 250g
Lard - 200g
Egg - 85g
Milk - 85g
Ammonia Bicarbonate - 8g
Baking Soda - 8g



Some shop make a bigger one to sell HK$10 or some put red bean inside thus the price can sell at HK$13.5, however, ending story of a shop not to continue due to the greedy property owner raise up the rent each year. Here is the story about Pineapple Bun ...
This shop sell Pineapple Bun in Tsim Sha Tsui since 1970's , the price was HK$0.2 and now is selling HK$3.5. The cost of material is 1/3, labour is 1/3 and the rent is 1/3.

Monthly rent of the shop in 2014 was HK$70,000~80,000 (US$10,000). In 1979, the rent was HK$2,600 and now 30 times higher in 2014 at 80,000. While the price of the Pineapple bun was $0.2 to HK$3.5 which rise up 17 times. It means the price of the bun cannot follow the rise of the rent. Until the owner does not give opportunity for small medium shop to survive.

The second shop was in Sai Wan Ho which also has the pressure of rising the price but the shop owner also won the property which he can sell only HK$2.

The third one is a shop in Causeway Bay whose owner sold the property at the price HK$140,000,000 (~US$18,000,000), and only the jewellery shop can afford the rent then. The report said if we sell the pinapple bun at HK$3.5 that sell 1,000 pcs a day, the shop owner still need to sell over a century.

This is one of the simple recipe showing you the method of making HK Pineapple Bun, enjoy? then please share.

-菠蘿包 pineapple bun recipe


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詳細食譜 Recipe in details:

A pineapple bun, for those of you who have never heard of it, is a popular snack in Hong Kong and Macau. Also known as Bo Lo Bao, it is a pillowy soft bread with a crunchy and sugary top crust which looks like a pineapple, hence the name. There is no pineapple in the bun. Most places serve it with a piece of butter stuffed into the middle of the bun (Bo Lo Yau). Imagine the butter melting within the soft and fluffy bread. A good pineapple bun is to die for, and one of the must-eats in Hong Kong.
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