Little Chicken Eggs In Lotte World 롯데월드
Ryan’s aunt fixed up a dinner date with us on the last night of our trip in Seoul. She was bringing us to dine at a specialty restaurant that serves one of my favourite Korean cuisine (find out on my next post).
We had some time to kill, before meeting up with her as she had to commute into the city, but not enough for amusement at Lotte World themed park so we settled for buying food souvenirs at the food mall in the mega compound consisting of shopping malls, a luxury hotel, a Korean folk museum, sports facilities including an ice skating ring, and movie theatres.
Lotte World – A major recreation complex opened on 12th July 1989 and which boasts the world’s largest indoor theme park as recorded in the Guinness World Record!
Lotte World is located in Sincheon-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It is made up of two main sections, the outdoor amusement park Magic Island, and Adventure (indoor).
Lotte World opens all year long without holidays and receives over 8 million visitors annually – Wikipedia
Eggette is a kind of spherical pancake or ball waffle that is very popular in Hong Kong and Macau. They are usually eaten on its own but see how the Koreans dressed up these “chicks”.
The origins of the Eggette or 鸡蛋仔 (gai daan zai, which literally translates to “little chicken eggs”) are unknown. One story says the enterprising post-war generation created the egg-shaped mould to make up for an eggless batter, as eggs used to be a luxury. Another tale points to street hawkers who bought damaged eggs on the cheap to work them into a batter, resulting in the classic golden colour of the cake. It also is reasonable to suggest that the special iron skillet used to mould the gai daan zai is Hong Kong’s take on the traditional checkered European waffle press.
Eggettes are one of the most popular Hong Kong “street snacks” and were ranked No.1 in a 100 most popular HK “street snack” listing. They have been a favoured street snack in HK since their emergence in 1950s, when they were made with coal fire heating and sold from street kiosks in Hong Kong.
Did we eat any of those stuff shown above? Quoting Michael Erb (ME and the Boss), “No, we are sweet enough already.” Hahaha…
Nonetheless, I bought some Orange, Makgeolli and Black Sesame Chocolates as food souvenirs for my friends and relatives, before rushing off to meet Ryan’s aunt.
Lotte World 롯데월드
Address: 서울특별시 송파구 잠실동 40-1
Seoul, South Korea.
Opening hours: Daily
Mon – Thurs: 9.30am – 10pm
Fri – Sun: 9.30am – 11pm
Date visited: 3rd May 2014.
Happy discovering 🙂
Information gathered from Wikipedia.