Award-winning brand Hang Heung Cake Shop 恒香老饼家 from Hong Kong known for its “Old Wife Cakes” aka lo pou beng will be opening up in Singapore at ION Orchard (B4-33).
It will be taking over the store previously occupied by Croquant Chou ZakuZaku – which last just a couple of months here.
The anticipated opening period is end August or September, delayed due to the COVID-19 situation.
The opening at ION Orchard should bring some friendly competition to Hong Kong based Joy Luck Teahouse which will be operating right across, specialising in egg tarts, pineapple ‘bolo’ buns and milk tea.
Talk about the best traditional pastries from Hong Kong, and Hang Heung will certainly come to mind.
For decades, the brand basked in the limelight for its Old Wife Cakes (老婆饼), regarded as Hong Kong’s most popular traditional specialty.
Have you ever carried boxes of their cakes on board back home?
Founded in the 1920s, Hang Heung Cake Shop began as a humble bakery in Yuen Long serving up freshly baked, handcrafted Chinese pastries.
This 100-year old heritage brand has stood the test of time.
In June 2019, Hang Heung Cake Shop was awarded with the prestigious title of a Centurion brand by The Hong Kong Food Council in recognition of its pursuit to preserve the heritage and craft of traditional Chinese age-old delights and bakes.
Widely known as a household name in Hong Kong, Hang Heung was featured across various local and international media, especially those Hong Kong’s TVB dramas.
It is possibly coming right in time for the mid autumn festival, in which its White Lotus Seed Mooncake with Double Yolk has typically been a best-seller.
Laboriously prepared, this superior mooncake skipped the machines and is individually handcrafted with ingredients from Hunan, Xianglian.
It is filled with a signature White Lotus Seed paste that encapsulates double fine-grade salted egg yolks for double the pleasure.
Using a century-old technique, the lotus root and skin is delicately removed to ensure the finest quality is achieved. It is cooked for 3-4 hours, then pureed to a smooth, consistent paste.
That silky paste is quite a trendsetter as Hang Heung was the first to create such recipe.
Other than this flagship store in Singapore, Hang Heung’s mooncakes and pastries will also be offered via various mid-autumn pop-up events.
Last year, their Old Wife Cake went for $2.70 per piece, $15 for 6 pieces at the Takashimaya fair (I remember it was usually about HKD48 thereabout = SGD8.50 for a box of 6 over at Causeway Bay SOGO).
Hang Heung Singapore
ION Orchard #B4-33, 2 Orchard Turn Singapore 238801
(Opening end Aug / September 2020)