australia dairy company

February 2, 2008 at 1:31 am 20 comments

australia dairy company

The Australia Dairy Company is a must-go destination for any discerning foodie in Hong Kong, and thus forever has throngs of people winding outside its doors, anxious to get in and enjoy their famed scrambled eggs and steamed milk puddings. And dear god, do the waiters work fast to get everyone in and out as quickly as possible! If you think Wong Kei (in London) is bad, ADC can be positively frightening. With that said, they’re not rude per se, just super efficient and if you just so happen to get in their way for a second too long, heads will roll.

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This picture doesn’t show how hectic and crowded it was at all.

The whole shebang is an adventure in itself. You can just feel their adrenaline, and the noise from the shouting and the constant flow of people in the cramped aisles just adds to the chaos. It’s pretty much a guilt-trip if you end up taking way too long eating your grub, so don’t come here with visions of long, relaxing munching and slow sips of tea. It’s eat-and-go, but I’ll be damned if I didn’t think this is possibly one of the best meals to have in the city.

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Mmmm. Eggy innards.

Look at the menu and there’s actually quite a lot of different foods – noodles, various sandwiches and drinks. But aficionados and long-time customers go for ADC’s most famous dish – scrambled eggs. Served alongside pieces of toast for breakfast, and in between slices of pillow-soft bread in the afternoon, this humble food has somehow managed to impress the picky Hong Kong public. There’s even a Facebook group dedicated to declaring undying love for their scrambled eggs, which currently has 5,661 5,688 members (including yours truly).

Scrambled eggs are probably the simplest thing you could ever make, but it truly takes skill to transform something any old Joe could make, blindfolded, into something so wonderfully tasty that makes people want to come back for more. ADC’s scrambled eggs are the lightest, fluffiest eggs I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating, and they are oh-so-moist. Not too salty, perfectly seasoned and the thick, soft white bread it’s served in creates a match made in heaven. How can I live with paltry, rubbery scrambled eggs again? Poetry should be written about their eggs. Really.

Australia Dairy Company 澳洲牛奶公司
47-49 Parkes Street, Jordan, Hong Kong
Tel: 2730-1356

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  • 1. Su-Lin  |  February 2, 2008 at 6:58 am

    Those eggs look amazing! How fluffy are they?! Mmm… a bit of crispy bacon wouldn’t go amiss there…

    And just to let you know, I’ve tagged you for a meme here!

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  • 2. Mags  |  February 2, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Came across your blog searching for ADC online. When I was in HK back in Dec, I had breakfast there 3 times. I have to agree it’s one of the best meals I had in HK.
    Wishing I was back in HK now to have breakfast there again. Everyone who asks about our trip hears about ADC – we can’t stop raving about it.

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  • 3. Viv  |  February 3, 2008 at 2:47 am

    I was so excited to see this post. ADC is my fav place to eat in HK. Everytime I go back to HK, I would make it my mission to visit ADC couple times during my stay. In fact, after ADC, I usually walk to Nathan Road to get ‘gai dan jei’. This place is opposite to TST police station on Nathan Road. They really do the BEST ‘gai dan jei’.

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  • 4. foodieguide  |  February 3, 2008 at 3:13 am

    Hmmm, I think I’ll have to add this to my wishlist for October. The eggs look light and fluffy. And why do HK people like white toast bread without the crust? I remember eating it on a visit there, and not questioning it at the time (I was only 8!). But I can imagine it’s the perfect accompaniment to the scrambled eggs. Thanks Charmaine! Will you be writing about your Chinese New Year dinner?!

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  • 5. Charmaine  |  February 4, 2008 at 2:38 am

    Su-Lin – They are the fluffiest eggs in the world! I dare Michelin star chefs to beat it. HAHA.

    Mags - Glad to see another fan out there! I’m going to miss ADC when I’m not in HK. Perhaps I’ll have to try and steal their secret…

    Viv – Cool, I’ll keep my eyes peeled for the gai daan jai stall next time! There’s also a really good place for gai daan jai in North Point, on 琴行街 (kam hong street? piano street? not sure of the english name), it’s across from the shopping centre/HKU Space :D Queues form!

    Helen – Yes, you must. I hope you’ll like it as much as I did! I’m not sure why HK people like crustless bread. Perhaps it’s because they’re not used to bread (since it’s more Western) and crusts are too rough/unpalatable? I don’t really like crusts either but I eat them for the fibre :P And I’ll be writing about CNY, yes :D I’m going to Yuen Long to eat poon choi!

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  • 6. Jee  |  March 8, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Visited ADC last October. Love the scramble eggs… other food just ok.

    It’s a great experience nonetheless, quoting your word… the ‘shebang’ experience is something bizarre yet interesting.

    A place I would recommend to friends and travellers who want to visit HK.

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  • 8. Rosi  |  November 15, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    OMG!! Their bread is like, 2inchesthick! *drooling* And I know you’re gonna kill me when i say this, but my school is just a few streets away from Australia Dairy Company!!:))))))) *more drooling*

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  • 9. Mandy  |  April 8, 2010 at 2:45 am

    I’d be hardpressed to say this is a must go. I’m sure that people on dairy farms or have had the privilege to live in rural areas have had better eggs and milk.

    But it is quite good and affordable, not to mention the steamed milk is tasty.

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