Hong Kong’s proudest snacks
Made in Hong Kong
Old Mr Chan opened Chan Yee Jai in 1927, bringing authentic Foshan flavours to town. At its heydays in 1950s, Chan Yee Jai had three stores in the neighbourhood. A rarity in the city, every traditional Chinese snack is still handmade in the workshop, following recipes that have passed through three generations. Only the best ingredients are used, and no preservatives. Every snack sold in Chan Yee Jai goes through complicated procedures - a small pack of dried ginger takes three weeks to make - truly a product of craftsmanship.
Walking into this shop is like walking into the past. Filled to the brim with vintage tin cans, this is the place to sample ‘Old Hong Kong’ flavours. A place of nostalgia for Asian tourists, Chinese diaspora and old generation locals. All-time bestsellers are bird’s nest cakes, almond biscuits, barley biscuits, and bean curd sheet roll with shrimp roe. Worth a try!
New Year must-have
This is the best place to get Chinese New Year gifts: nian-gao, deep fried taro, sesame crunch, Chinese dates, toffee candies, all handmade and fresh. No surprise that the place is crowned as ‘Hong Kong’s proudest snacks’.