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Mammy Pancake

Behind the Scenes: Michelin-Recommended Mammy Pancake’s Egg Waffles

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Posted on January 11, 2017 at 13:49 PM

Our Local, Noelle C., takes us for a behind-the-scenes look at her 2016 and 2017 Michelin Recommended Mammy Pancake in Tsim Sha Tsui. I want to go on a foodie experience! BOOK NOW Sam the Local connects you to people so that you have access to word-of-mouth knowledge that can’t be found through forums or [...]

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Hong Konnovation:
Hot Pot 火鍋

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Posted on January 25, 2016 at 12:33 PM

Brrrr, it’s cold in here. There must be some ice in the atmosphere. Oh, our bad. That’s just the New Territories. Hong Kong is experiencing a major cold front and what better way to cure the winter blues than to warm up with some hot pot? In this edition of Hong Konnovation, we explore the [...]

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Hong Konnovation:
Mooncakes 月餅

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Posted on September 27, 2015 at 01:03 AM

It's here! It's here! The Mid-Autumn Festival is finally here! We thought it would be appropriate to share the evolution of mooncakes in the latest edition of Hong Konnovation. First, the history Mooncakes (月餅) are a baked delicacy that people eat during the Mid-Autumn Festival, a festival for lunar worship and moon watching. They are given to [...]

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Hong Konnovation:
Eggettes 雞蛋仔

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Posted on September 22, 2015 at 17:05 PM

Background In this edition of Hong Konnovation, we explore the wonderful world of eggettes. To begin with, traditional eggettes are a sweet, crispy-on-the-outside-and-gooey-on-the-inside treat that’s one of the most popular snacks in Hong Kong. Although their origins are unknown, this street food became popular in the 1950s and has since captured the hearts of the [...]

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Hot milk tea with evaporated milk

Hong Konnovation:
Hong Kong-Style Milk Tea 奶茶

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Posted on February 09, 2015 at 01:46 AM

Background: Hong Kong is known for its milk tea that began due to its British colonial past. The Hong Kong variety is most commonly made with a combination of black tea leaves, with each restaurant/café having their own secret recipe. What makes a Hong Kong-style milk tea so special is that it has a very [...]

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Hong Konnovation:
Pineapple Buns 菠蘿包

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Posted on January 14, 2015 at 22:20 PM

Background: Being dubbed by the Hong Kong government as one of its 480 intangible cultural heritages in June of 2014, pineapple buns are one of Hong Kong’s iconic baked goods. One might assume that these crispy yet soft and fluffy treats taste like pineapples but that’s not where its name came from. They were named [...]

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