|Shop D, G/F, Park View Mansion, No 3 Lau Sin Street, Tin Hau
|Date of Visit
|14 Jan 2019 Afternoon|
午後獨自出外取回已維修好的手提電腦。一切安頓好後，步行到天后，準備乘搭巴士回家。在英皇道與留仙街口見到一間頗雅緻的麵包店 – 麥典坊手感烘焙。
I went out after lunch to pick up my notebook computer from the repair shop. When everything was settled, I walked to Tin Hau and prepared to go home by bus. Right at the junction between King’s Road and Lau Sin Street, an elegant bakery caught my attention – Wheatie Bakery.
From the two big windows on its green storefront, you can find wooden benches filled with breads arranged on the two sides of the shop. The baking area is right behind the cashier and customers can watch the bakers preparing the breads through another large window.
Judging from the name Wheatie, selling of whole wheat breads should be the theme of the shop. After strolling for a while, I realised that the shop is mainly selling continental breads like Pineapple bread with Twining and Earl Grey, French Honey Mango, Camembert and salty Croissant, etc.
Major ingredients are various dried fruits, nuts and cheese. All the breads are beautifully shaped with rich ingredients but are a little bit pricey from HKD 20 to 50. Given that quality ingredients are used for the breads and much more preparation works are required, the high price tags are still reasonable.
This is the Raspberry, Pineapple and Cheese bread that I have today.
The bread is airy with soft crumb and has a rich taste of wheat, probably is the result of the good works of the bakers. I also enjoyed the mix and match of Pineapple and cheese, really a surprise to me.
Personally, those crispy continental breads are my favourite while breads from Wheatie are more closely resembled those soft Taiwan styled continental breads that got extremely popular in recent years. Hong Kong people like most of the Asians, should find them more attractive.
Despite the breads from Wheatie are great on the good side, however, one unpleasant incident occurred that made me to wonder.
The story started with the cashier asking for HKD 30 for the bread I bought which I also found it quite pricey. As I would like to try Wheatie’s bread, I handed in one HKD 20 note and one HKD 10 note after confirming the price again with the cashier.
Before leaving the shop, I checked the price on the shelf and it was clearly HKD 20 per item. I immediately returned and asked the cashier for refund of the overcharged portion. To my surprise, she insisted that she had only received HKD 20 from me and pretended to check the cashier machine to show there was no discrepancy.
Given that there was no receipt provided by her on the payment and I had no evident to prove that she had received my HKD 20 & 10 notes, I had no choice but to leave.
On my way home, I found one negative comment on Wheatie occurred in last August from one famous food review platform. Poor me!
Frankly speaking, I hope the boss of Wheatie can take a look at similar cases and see if there is any improvement be made to reduce possible conflict in all future payment.
Back to the overall experience on Wheatie, I will leave this to the readers.
For a tour of other local bakeries in Hong Kong, please click on the following link:
Tour of Local Bakeries in Hong Kong 香港本土麵包店廵禮
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