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Scrambled eggs on toast (and in sandwich form) is an almost fool-proof breakfast dish, but it does take a lot of skill, patience, and creativity to make one stand out from the crowd. Besides, however much we love the simplicity of this dish, we wouldn’t want to have the same thing over and over again. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of Hong Kong restaurants that take scrambled egg sandwiches to the next level. Make sure you work up an egg-petite before you go!
1. Omotesando Koffee
Known as one of Tokyo’s best coffee shops, Omotesando Koffee is also one of the OGs for making Tamagoyaki Sandwiches ($58). Available daily starting from 9am, it is common for these freshly-made sandwiches to be sold out well before lunch. The store uses a half-steamed, half-baked method to cook their eggs to make the omelette extra sweet and silky smooth. They only use Japanese eggs, butter, and wasabi, which seems simple enough, but the end result is mind-blowing. With their omelettes measuring at 2cm thick, their scrambled egg sandwich is a must-try!
Omotesando Koffee, Shop 24–25, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
2. Lung Fung Shop
Lung Fung Shop is taking scrambled eggs on toast to the next level like you’ve never seen it before. This Yuen Long eatery came up with an original idea that blends together eel and egg in a wholly unique manner. Their signature dish is the Eggs Over Eel Toast ($35), but instead of the scrambled egg being in-between slices of bread as you would normally expect, the omelette envelopes the eel and toast like a silky blanket. The dish is served piping hot, and once you slice open the fluffy egg, you will see pieces of eel and toast peeking out from underneath. Be careful not to burn yourself when you are gobbling down this hot dish!
Lung Fung Shop, Shop 3B, G/F, Kam Wing Mansion, 66 Shui Che Kwun Street, Yuen Long
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3. Shun Hing
Shun Hing is famous for their Scrambled Egg and Char Siu Rice, but did you know that they have another genius invention under their belt? It’s a mix of everything Hongkongers love: the Pineapple Bun with Scrambled Egg and Butter ($22)! We’re talking three layers of pineapple bun with a softly-scrambled egg and melted butter. The top layer is the classic, sweet pineapple bun crust, followed by their signature scrambled eggs, then another layer of bread before you bite into a chunk of soft butter, and a final layer of bottom bun to hold it all together.
Shun Hing, First Lane, King Street, Tai Hang | (+852) 2576 6577
Cooking is simply a never-ending experiment with food, from finding new ways to prepare old ingredients to learning how to layer on top of flavours. That’s exactly what coffee shop Kaffeine did with their classic Cheese and Scrambled Egg on Brioche Toast ($68), which is making the rounds as one of their most popular items, and rightfully so. A brioche toast is (arguably) always better than normal toast, and with cheese mixed in evenly with the generous helping of scrambled eggs on top, this sure is a hearty breakfast with just the right amount of flavours and textures.
Kaffeine, G/F, 108 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan | (+852) 2639 5100
5. Café Grey Deluxe
Scrambled eggs can also be a luxury, as Upper House attraction Café Grey Deluxe demonstrates. The chefs here pair this humble dish with generous slices of freshly-shaved black truffle served on a buttery croissant, elevating scrambled egg sandwiches to fine-dining standards. We suppose that is how they justify the hefty price tag for their Croissant Truffle Scrambled Egg ($275), but as actor Tom Hardy once said in Inception, “You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.” The thought of lying in a king-sized bed looking out the hotel window onto Victoria Harbour with an elegant croissant egg sandwich in hand, now that does sound like a breakfast befitting of our extravagant fantasies.
Café Grey Deluxe, 49/F, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway | (+852) 3968 1106
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6. Sanshiyi Toast & Breakfast
When actor, designer, chef, and owner Benny decided to open this shop, he wanted to give people a place to enjoy their first meal of the day before they head off to work. Using simple ingredients and the warmth of homey flavours, their signature Multi-Layered Egg Toast ($28) features three layers of scrambled egg and three layers of homemade potato salad, held together by two slices of freshly-toasted bread, making it an impressive eight-layered sandwich! The ingredients are almost bursting out of the sandwich, and the sweet and sour flavour of the salad helps cut through the butter and oil, making each bite even more appetising.
Sanshiyi Toast & Breakfast, Shop 4, G/F, Tak Hay Building, 1–9 Tak Cheong Lane, Yau Ma Tei | (+852) 5540 3134