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Hoi Yuen Egg Company – The Best Eggs Since the 1950’s

July 15, 2021

Name(English): Hoi Yuen Egg Company
Name(Chinese): 開源蛋行
Category: Food and Beverage
Phone Number: +852 97289835
Address(English):
Egg market, 2/F Western Wholesale Food Market, Fung Mat Road, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong Island
Address(Chinese): 西營盤豐物道西區副食品批發市場1樓蛋品市場E53號舖
Address Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/y35sXy1oMj9jAQ5PA
Address longitude and latitude: 22.28912677496466, 114.1374106820755
Nearest MTR Station: Sai Ying Pun MTR station Exit B3
Nearest MTR Station Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/xwCzdwDfi7uVWKGq9
Nearest MTR Station longitude and latitude: 22.287636072746086, 114.14152116375864
How far from the nearest MTR Station: 13 mins walk from Sai Ying Pun MTR station Exit B3
Opening Hours:
MON 09:00 – 18:00
TUE 09:00 – 18:00
WED 09:00 – 18:00
THU 09:00 – 18:00
FRI 09:00 – 18:00 
SAT 09:00 – 18:00 
SUN CLOSED
Budget (per person): HKD40
Recommended Time to Visit: 3-5 pm
Recommended Food/Drinks: Salted eggs, Pei Daan with pickled young ginger
Accessibility Note: need to walk up staircases

No matter how many egg recipes there are in the world, it would be just boring without Chinese preserved eggs. 

Many visitors have heard of it for long, but few have the chance or guts to try. While salted egg yolks are celebrated and put in nowadays egg waffle, Pei Daan a.k.a century eggs are considered extreme. But let me tell you, it is A. Not a century but a few weeks old, and B. It’s beautiful that if you taste it with your eyes closed.

Located at Western Wholesale Food Market, Hoi Yuen Egg Company has been selling the best eggs since the 1950’s. Selling 30 million eggs per year, the family business has its credibility well earned by making their own salted eggs and Pei Daan that are supplied to many restaurants and retailers all over the city.

The recipes are simple, but the skills are not. For making Pei Daan, quality fresh duck eggs are to be covered with muddy paste that made of tea leaves, salt, soda powder, and lime. It’s all about timing- After 40 days of chemical process where the eggs are cooked by the alkaline of the paste, you will have the best aromatic eggs with a soft heart. 

Though never rare in Hong Kong’s food culture, Pei Daan, nowadays, has gained even bigger popularity among local youths. The classic combination with pickled young ginger is the best way to enjoy a fine dark egg, while some find red wine a great compliment.

After the third generation of the owner’s family took over the business, Hoi Yuen has established an online shop making it more convenient for everyone to enjoy their fine products.

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