Opening Hours: 10:00am – 7:00pm (Sheung Wan); 10:00am – 8:00pm (Kowloon)
Location: G/F Mirador Mansion, Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (MTR D1 Exit); Shop 126, 15 Wing Wo Street, Ground Floor, Sheung Wan (Sheung Wan, MTR E2 Exit)
Telephone Numbers: 2524-1988; 2311-8070
Official Website: www.jennybakery.com
While walking along Nathan Road, you spot this long, long, long line outside the famed Mirador Mansion, home to budget friendly hostels and flats for the backpacking tourists. What are they lining up for?
Well, it’s a line for a line for a line. Rain or shine, there is a queue every single day. And there are security personnel ensuring you don’t cut lines or you don’t hover outside the bakery. They’ll kick you out and ask you to fall in line outside. Loitering is not allowed.
Welcome to Jenny Bakery where it’s like this every single day. Since opening back in 2005, Jenny Bakery has taken the crown as Hong Kong’s Most Popular Jenny Biscuits. When my friends and I saw the line back when we visited HongKong, we knew we had to get whatever they’re selling. We waited in line for an hour and a half and our number in the queue was 64. Just imagine how many tin cans Jenny Bakery sold every day and how many Jenny Biscuits are sold daily!
JENNY COOKIES MENU and PRICE LISTS
– 4 Mix Butter Cookies: 320g, 640g (Now at HKD 70)
– 8 Mix Nuts Cookies: 460g, 730g (Now at HKD 130)
– Macademia and Cranberries Nougat Candy
– Walnut and Date Candy
Note: Good for consumption for 1 month from date of purchase. You can assure that the cookies you have bought at freshly made too.
It seems people only buy the butter cookies. And each person can’t buy more than 2 cans ~ one large and one small tin cans or two small tin cans. They won’t allow you to buy two large tin cans. If you got room the security officer will occasionally ask you to buy one for him. The perks for watching over a line over a bunch of tin cans.
Sometimes, the staff will tell you the 8 mix is not available, but in fact they do have stocks. Not sure why they do this, but my guess is to save stocks for the next day, or someone might have reserved them. Point is, don’t believe when they say that there are no more stocks of 8 Mix Butter Cookies!
Jenny Bakery’s butter cookies melt in your mouth and that buttery taste is left in your tongue. It’s sorely addicting that you almost think there’s “other ingredients” added in their cookies/biscuits.
Each tin can of mixed Jenny Cookies has the following flavors:
- Shortbread Cookie – The basic cookie they have. It’s buttery and not too sweet. My nephew loved this!
- Raisin Cookie – For me the raisins are a good twist to your regular shortbread butter cookie.
- Butter Cookie – It’s a melt in your mouth cookie. I’m not a fan of butter cookies, but this time, Jenny Cookies got me!
- Coffee Flavored Butter Cookie – I liked the Coffee Flavored Butter Cookie best. It’s rich with a hint of butter and coffee in taste. I can taste some espresso in each bite and a bit bitter so I know it’s perfect to go with a cup of coffee!
Jenny Bakery also has some Pineapple shortbread cookie which is really unique. It almost feels like pastry instead of your regular cookie because it has dried pineapple puree filling.
Be sure to line up early as they get sold out in the afternoon too. Try to squeeze this in your itinerary.
Oh and don’t worry so much in entering the building. It looks scary on the outside but it’s perfectly safe.
(Trivia: While the film’s plot is set in Chungking Mansion, Mirador Mansion is the film setting for well-known HongKong director Wong Kar Wai’s Chungking Express film.)
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JENNY BAKERY RATING:
|Taste and Originality:||( 4 / 5)|
|Customer Experience:||( 2.5 / 5)|
|Value for Money:||( 2.5 / 5)|
|Brick and Mortar:||( 2.5 / 5)|
|Average:||(2.9 / 5)|