There are several branches of Hokkaido Dairy Farm and whilst we plan to visit the original in Causeway Bay, I spot the one in neighbouring Wan Chai from the tram. Out we hop, and lucky we did as we’re told the kitchen is closing in 5 minutes but we’re welcome to stay until the restaurant closes at 10pm. We order quickly and receive our “Supreme macaroni in soup” minutes later. It’s a meat-lover’s fest of luncheon meat, ham, char siu and a sausage then topped by a sunny-side-up Hokkaido egg. Elbow macaroni sits in a cloudy broth underneath which is surprisingly light and clean. With the yolk popped and mixed into the soup, the husband drinks most of this.
The “3 inch scrambled eggs with Hokkaido milk sandwich” has my name all over it. Scrambled eggs on untoasted white bread was the comfort food of my childhood and, for some reason, I remember Mum making it typically on rainy days. It has nostalgia stamped across it and one bite of the crust-less spongy sandwich transports me back to when my feet used to dangle from our dining chairs. The eggs are rich and creamy without being overly rich.
We’ve also ordered an iced coffee (unpictured) which we fail to finish by closing time, but this is kindly transferred to a takeaway cup for us. The velvety smooth drink is strong in coffee flavour but lighter than its usual evaporated milk cousin, with the Hokkaido produce really living up to its reputation.
At four locations, all on Hong Kong island:
Shops D2-D3, UG/F, Far East Finance Centre, 16 Harcourt Rd, Admiralty
Shop B, G/F, Capital Building, 6-10 Sun Wui Rd, Causeway Bay
8/F, The Loop, 33 Wellington St, Central
Shops A& B, G/F, 211 Johnston Rd, Wan Chai