Loner (HKD55/MYR28) – Taiwanese pineapple pastry eggettes, served with Italian low fat milk gelato, fresh lychee, caramelized brioche croutons, homemade sweet corn ice cream and foam, topped with toasted coconut tuiles
Happy Saturday dear readers, wherever you are.
The weather in Hong Kong this week started unbearably warm, and then gradually turned to a chilly weather; gusts of wind blowing in the earlier hours of the day and ultimately culminating in a Red Storm warning earlier this morning.
Somehow, adapting to life in Hong Kong takes more than just adjusting to the food, people and culture; the weather (especially tropical storms and cyclones during summer) exerts some form of stress to the everyday life of a Hongkie as well.
To me? It sets the pace for a decision to either embark on a food hunt outdoor on foot; or within shopping malls.
A rare scene at Oddies really, usually the line extended to beyond the sidewalk; and there would be people standing around the vicinity and happily digging in into their eggettes dunked in melted gelato
Oddies was the last stop for today; I decided to write in reverse, or in no particular order in fact, for this should be the easiest to write. And somehow less effort to entice or coerce you into trying this the next time you are visiting Hong Kong for instance. Or a recurrent visit.
Oddies combines a sweet tooth soul’s best dreams – of Italian low fat gelato and Hong Kong classic eggettes or egg waffles, also known as ‘gai dan jaai’ in Cantonese.
But instead of haphazardly/tragically marrying the two; the brains behind Oddies decided to come up with funky eggettes flavours like black sesame mocha, brownie and chocolate chip, and even weirder fantasies like Chinese sausage, vanilla rice pudding and Mediterranean.
They rotate the selection every now and then, at least that was what I gathered from a fellow Oddies follower who stays in Wan Chai. Tonight; there are Night Wolf (a mouth-watering concoction of caramelized banana ice cream, passionfruit panna cotta and brownie and chocolate chip eggettes), The Mob (primarily macha ice-cream, apple yuzu jelly and black sesame mochi eggettes) and what we shared was the Loner; a slightly sweet and tangy combination of fresh lychee, low fat milk gelato and Taiwanese pineapple pastry eggettes.
In short, the waiting took slightly more than 5 minutes (only 2 pax in front of us; this being a rainy day explained that), but the walloping session; of finding shelter under some canopies took slightly more than 3. Or maybe under 3. We for sure did not keep track.
Come here; find out for yourself whether this is worth the hype.
Oddies (find out more from their Openrice page)
G/F, 149, Wan Chai Road,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Take the MTR to Wan Chai station, exit A3 and walk for about 5 minutes towards the east along Wan Chai Road. This is some what off the main road.