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Hong Kong Sheung Wan, Cookie Paradise ‘Jenny Bakery’

The time had come to conclude my 4-night, 5-day trip to Hong Kong Island. After exploring the areas of Hong Kong Island, it was time to move on to the next destination, Macau, and then return to Hong Kong’s Lantau Island.

Even though I would return to Hong Kong after visiting Macau, I knew I wouldn’t be returning to the central district of Hong Kong Island. So, before leaving Hong Kong Island, I thought it would be a good idea to purchase some souvenirs.

“Hong Kong’s Iconic Souvenir, Jenny Bakery”

There’s a souvenir that most people visiting Hong Kong purchase – the cookies from Jenny Bakery. They’re also known as ‘addictive cookies,’ but considering the sensitivity towards the word “addictive” these days, it might be better to call them a cookie haven. It’s used to convey that they are as delicious as if they were addictive, even though they don’t actually contain any addictive substances.

“Jenny Bakery Found in Hong Kong Island”

Jenny Bakery can be found in two bustling areas of Hong Kong – Wing Wo Street in Sheung Wan, one of the major commercial districts, and the area right next to Central. Since I was planning to cross over to Macau from the Sheung Wan area near the ferry terminal, I decided to visit Jenny Bakery in Sheung Wan.

It was raining on the last day of my stay in Hong Kong Island. Despite using an umbrella, finding Jenny Bakery proved to be quite a challenge. I roamed through the narrow alleys, trying to find it with the help of a map, but due to the abundance of high-rise buildings in the area, my GPS wasn’t working well.

Furthermore, in Hong Kong, there are numerous similar-looking alleys, so it’s not easy to find Jenny Bakery just by looking at alley pictures. After searching for a while and almost giving up, I finally managed to find the store.

“Many Stores Offering Fake Jenny Bakery”

It’s said that there are many fake Jenny Bakery stores nearby. This can be compared to how in Jeonju, South Korea, you can find many bakeries with names similar to ‘PNB Fungnyeon Bakery,’ famous for its ‘Chocopie.’ The original Jenny Bakery has a white signboard with ‘Jenny Bakery’ written on it.

“Surprisingly, Jenny Bakery Wasn’t Crowded”

Usually, Jenny Bakery stores are always bustling with a lot of people. However, on this day, it was a weekday morning, and it was raining, so there weren’t many people around.

Thanks to this, I had the leisure to contemplate which menu item to order for a while before making a special cookie purchase as a souvenir.

However, just as I was about to leave after making my purchase, suddenly a large crowd gathered, and a long line formed. Fortunately, I had visited a bit earlier than others and didn’t have to wait in line for too long to buy my cookies.

Although it took more time than I had anticipated to find this place, thanks to that, I was able to board the ferry to Macau without delay.

“Hong Kong, Sheung Wan, Jenny Bakery”

  • Address: 15 Wing Wo St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
  • Phone Number: +852 2524 1988
  • Website: https://www.jennybakery.com
  • Business Hours: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM