Lao Beng loves the convenience of buying snacks or kuehs within a hawker centre after my meal. Some hawker centres have stalls selling buns and pastries and one of them is Chef Hong – Hong Kong Bakery located in Old Airport Road Food Centre.
Based on what I saw on their takeaway plastic bag, they have quite a number of outlets islandwide. After my late lunch, I decided to buy the interesting buns and pastries exhibited here for my dinner as well as for my Mum to try.
I shall do less talking (typing) and let the pictures do the talking.
Ginger century egg pastry and pandan salted egg pastry?? Interesting!! I bought both to try.
Commonly seen chicken floss bun and green bean bun.
Ditto for ham-cheese bun and cream cheese bun.
It seems like the curry chicken bun and the nacho cheese bun are pretty popular.
The sardines bun echoes the same sentiment.
On the left, “golden salted egg custard lava bun” sounds extremely salivating but there were so many choices and I missed out on that. Arrrghhh!
Polo cheese bun and yam bun look good.
The polo char siew bun was tempting but I went for something similar, read on.
I bought a piece of the “winter melon wife pastry” as I am a big fan of “Lao Po Bing” (老婆饼).
Of the two, I bought the honey roasted char siew pastry just because its description is longer and sounds tastier.
I chose the unique charcoal crispy tart over the traditional one.
Once I reached home, I passed the pastries to my Mum and requested her to cut them in halves so that we could share. She cut a bigger portion for me in the end 🙂
On the extreme left is the ginger century egg pastry which on first look does not look like one, the pandan salted egg pastry is pretty obvious. The honey roasted char siew pastry is on the extreme right, while the charcoal crispy tart and winter melon wife pastry make up the rest on the plate.
The charcoal crispy tart was flaky and tasty, the egg was pretty sweet.
Lo and behold (after taking a bite), the century egg appears. The flavour was indeed very unique for the ginger century egg pastry, the flaky skin and century egg combined well giving it a nice texture and taste. The pandan salted egg pastry was pretty yummy too with the marriage of sweet kaya and salted egg flavours.
The honey roasted char siew pastry was juicy and delicious. The winter melon wife pastry tasted pretty standard just like any other lao po bing.
Lao Beng’s Verdict
A smorgasbord of great tasting buns and pastries for your selection, this is worth a try. Do control yourself from buying every variety though. :p
Chef Hong H.K Bakery
Blk 51 Old Airport Road Market and Food Centre