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Quiz: How well do you know Hong Kong-style pastries?

By Beverly Ngai 26 September 2020

Header image courtesy of Donald Yip (via Shutterstock)

Ah, Hong Kong pastries; the ultimate comfort food that summons warm and nostalgic memories from our childhood. There is never a bad time to make a detour to your favourite Hong Kong-style bakery and grab a pastry or two—or a trayful of them, because who can resist the alluring call of the freshly-baked, butter-laden morsels?

From sweet to savoury, simple to sophisticated, they make a scrumptious after-school bite, a quick grab-and-go breakfast, or a satisfying dessert. You may have grown up eating these local delicacies, but how much do you actually know about Hong Kong’s local baked goods? Put your knowledge to the test with our trivia quiz on Hong Kong pastries!

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Be honest: How many of these trivia questions on Hong Kong pastries did you get right? Take our quiz again if you want to take another stab at a better score, or share this quiz with your friends and see how well they know their sweet treats!

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Beverly Ngai


A wanderer, chronic overthinker, and baking enthusiast, Beverly spent much of her childhood in the United States before moving to Hong Kong at age 11 and making the sparkling city her home. In her natural habitat, she can be found baking up a storm in her kitchen, journalling at a café, or scrolling through OpenRice deciding on her next meal.