05 February 2014

Luncheon Meat & Egg Sandwich 餐蛋治 - AFF HK/Macau Jan/Feb 2014

Whenever I go to Hong Kong, my favourite and must-order food when I visit local tea cafe 茶餐厅 is Luncheon Meat and Egg Sandwich 餐蛋治, which is basically canned luncheon meat (spam) with scrambled eggs sandwiched between lightly toasted soft white bread. (餐= 午餐肉, 治=三明治的簡稱. 餐蛋治=午餐肉炒雞蛋三明治)

I know, it's an extremely simple fare. Just three ingredients, salty and fragrant luncheon meat fried to a crisp, milky and smooth scrambled eggs, and fluffy yet crispy sandwich bread that's lightly toasted and buttered. To me, this combination is so comforting and satisfying.

Once in a while, I'll make this at home, not exactly the same but good enough to satisfy my cravings :)

Scramble eggs, I like to a little bit of whipping cream and fresh milk to the egg and fry with salted butter.

As for luncheon meat, the only brand my household eats is Shanghai Maling. Cut a thin slice about 0.5cm and fry till crispy and golden brown.

For the bread, don't use Gardenia or Sunshine type of bread, I buy the more premium sandwich loaf from bakeries. Butter one side of the bread and toast for a few mins till slightly browned.

Combine and cut into triangles to get two sandwiches.

Luncheon meat & egg sandwich
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp dairy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp fresh milk
  • 1 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 slice luncheon meat
  • 2 slices sandwich bread
  1. Add whipping cream and fresh milk to egg and beat lightly till well-mixed.
  2. Heat frying pan (medium low heat) with 1 tbsp of salted butter, when butter starts foaming, pour the egg mixture into the pan. After 10s, use a spatula and quickly stir the egg mixture to scramble it.
  3. Once one side is set, flip the egg and off fire, let residual heat cook the scramble egg.
  4. Cut a slice of luncheon meat about 0.5cm and fry using the same pan (no need to add oil) till golden brown and crispy.
  5. Spread thin layer of butter on one side of each slice of bread. Toast the bread till slightly brown.
  6. Combine the luncheon meat and scramble eggs on the two slices of bread. Cut into triangles and serve hot.
I love it best with a hot cup of tea with milk :)

I am submitting this post to Asian Food Fest ( Hong Kong + Macau ) – Jan+Feb Month hosted by Annie of Annielicious Food


  1. Oh this is our absolute favourite sandwich too! Maling luncheon meat is the best one around, and we were so thrilled to find it in the Chinatown here in Adelaide. It's comfort food for us now that we are overseas. :)

  2. Hi Adeline,
    Glad to find like-minded folks who share my "obsession" over Maling luncheon meat :p LOL!