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Wife Cake of Hang Heung Cake Shop, Yuen Long

Posted by Northasian , in Location - Yuen Long, Food Paradise 07 October 2010 · 20,901 views

I'm sure most of you have heard of the Wife Cake (or "Lo Poh Beng" in Cantonese), which is one of the famous Hong Kong's snack/souvenir. Besides the well-known Kee Wah Bakery that having a lot of branches in every corner of Hong Kong, Hang Heung is another big brand for traditional Chinese bakery products. Wife Cake is their specialty, while they are also good at making tasty mooncake as well.
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To buy the most freshly baked Wife Cake, I'm afraid you have to spend quite a while to their main branch in Yuen Long, a remote suburb area in northwest New Territories of Hong Kong. It takes roughly 45mins - 1hour to reach by MTR from downtown area.
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A box packing is provided for half dozen & 1 dozen of Wife Cake. Very good for bringing back for sounvenir. Apart from Wife Cake, they sell other freshly baked snacks as well.
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Different from Kee Wah, Hang Heung's Wife Cake (normal size HK$4 each, mini size HK$3 each) is more flaky and the crust fall off easily... Therefore, you have to take extra care if you want to bring them back to your home country. Their filling tasted great!! Sweetness was just right, not too sweet, chewy and more filling than Kee Wah's Wife Cake.
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I also tried their soft pan-fried mochi with red bean paste filling & egg custard filling (HK$3.5 each). Both are not too sweet, soft & very chewy too, but taste was not that outstanding indeed... Better stick to their famous baked pastry snacks like Wife Cake and I heard their Century Egg Pastry is good too.
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If your itinerary is tight and have no time to visit Yuen Long, you can still buy their Wife Cake from some of their branches/counters in other areas :
  • G/F, 34 Fau Tsoi Street, Yuen Long
  • B/F, Jumbo Sogo Department Store, Hennessy Road 555, Causeway Bay
  • Shop 1, G/F, 579 Nathan Road, Mong Kok
  • Shop LG-103, apm Millennium City 5, 418 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong
  • Shop 151D, 1/F, New Town Plaza Phase 1, 18 Sha Tin Centre Street, Sha Tin
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Address : G/F, 64 Castle Peak Road, Yuen Long, New Territories

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