One of the most interesting things we did for our recent Hong Kong trip was to join the queue at Jenny Bakery (Tsim Sha Tsui) branch, for the famous cookies.
We stayed at a nearby hotel (Hotel Panorama), so the bakery was about a 5 minute walk away.
After checking in at our hotel, we went out for a walk. Made our way to the bakery and we were confronted with this line.
Seeing is believing. And the weather was really hot! They were standing in the sun. Since our hotel was nearby, we decided not to queue in the sun (not with the kids in tow). So we went to walk around and would go back later in the evening.
We returned to the place around 6:30pm that same evening and this time we joined the queue. Fortunately the queue was much shorter and I don't think we had to wait for more than 20 minutes. Here is a video showing our experience.
Overall, the experience was very interesting indeed. I was amazed at the length of the queues during the day. There was a constant stream of purchasers. Already, inside the store, the workers cleared the lines as fast as possible, rushing you along. You can see many customers buying as many boxes as they can carry. On that day we were there, they restricted each person to buy only 2 small boxes, however, large boxes had no limit.
Were the cookies good? Yes they were. Something different. Our kids loved it. We loved it and we gave away the small tins to some friends and they also loved it. So it does make for a very nice snack and good gift, just watch the queues!
Here I am, back in Singapore, enjoying some cookies for afternoon tea.
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