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Originally published by Ching Yuen. Last updated by Jen Paolini.
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 craft one that stands out from the crowd. Besides, regardless of much we love its simplicity, it would bore our taste buds to eat 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!
Well-known as one of Tokyo’s best coffee shops, Omotesando Koffee is also one of the OGs for producing alluring Tamagoyaki Sandwiches ($58), a signature Kyoto-style snack. Available daily at their shops starting from 9 am, it is common for these freshly-made sandwiches to be sold out well before lunch.
Omotesando Koffee uses a half-steamed, half-baked method to cook their eggs in order to create an extra sweet and silky smooth omelette. Additionally, their recipe calls for Japanese eggs, butter, and wasabi, which seems simple enough, but the end result is mind-blowing. With their omelettes measuring at two centimetres thick, their scrambled egg sandwich will have you declaring “Oishii!” in no time.
Lung Fung Shop takes 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
You may have already heard of Shun Hing for its popular Scrambled Egg & Char Siu Rice, but did you know that they have another genius invention under their belt? It’s a wholesome mixture of everything that Hongkongers love: the Pineapple Bun with Scrambled Eggs & 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, G/F, 5 Ormsby Street, Tai Hang | (+852) 2576 6577
Newfangled does not always mean better, and sometimes, the most next-level dish is simply a traditional recipe that has been elevated to new heights with carefully honed craftsmanship. At Luen Fat, the proprietors have done just that. Leveraging on their connections to the acclaimed Australian Dairy Company in Jordan, their Scrambled Egg Sandwich ($26) is as barebones as it comes, but it consistently keeps the crowds coming back for more. This is all down to its superbly eggy flavour, elevated by a generous slather of butter.
Luen Fat, Shop 1, G/F, 2–4 Hau Wong Road, Kowloon City | (+852) 2718 8832
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 shaved black truffle flakes and a base of buttery croissant, elevating scrambled egg sandwiches to fine-dining standards.
We suppose that must be 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 sprawling out on a king-sized bed looking out the hotel window at 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, Admiralty | (+852) 3968 1106
When multitalented chef-owner Benny decided to open this shop, he wanted to give patrons a place to enjoy their first meal of the day before heading 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