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.
What is the greatest thing since sliced bread? It is still sliced bread!! Lao Beng (yours truly) really missed the old school traditional bakery shops like the Ghee Leong – Sing Hon Loong Bakery (新丰隆面包厂) located in Whampoa, near the Whampoa Drive Market and Food Centre.
When I was young boy in the late 80s and early 90s traditional bakeries like this was just a stone throw away from where I stay. I remember buying the bread, toasting it with my mini oven and spreading planta butter (this foolish boy thought planta was real butter) and hainanese kaya (coconut jam) on it.
Sometimes when our family couldn’t finish the whole loaf it will turn mouldy on the second night or third day. Read More