#6 on the list of 40 Hong Kong foods that CNNGo can’t live without is the pineapple bun and Kam Wah Cafe is a reliably famous place to try the real McCoy. There’s always people gathering at the entrance which has a small takeaway counter by the side. Freshly baked buns and egg tarts are what the locals come for! As you should.
47 Bute Street, Mongkok
Like Australia Dairy, the char chaan teng is perpetually crowded and table sharing rules here again. This time, I squeezed with four other aunties around a mini table and coincidentally (or not), we ordered the same things: milk tea and pineapple bun!
The icy milk tea was awesome but since I’m still a milk tea novice, don’t take my judgement too seriously. Though I think you will like it as much as I did, haha.
Now, I’m not someone who fancies soft white buns (dense breads are my style, you see), especially those without any fillings, which is exactly the category pineapple buns belong to. But this pineapple bun, wow. I can finally understand why it’s so popular. The top half of the bun has the yummy crispy sugar topping, and the bottom half is all coated with melted butter, mmm.
An ideal tea time snack? You betcha!