As a kid my Dad always bought Danish butter cookies for special occasions, but it seems like he isn’t alone – the rest of Hong Kong also loves them!
Kjeldsens being the big name in Hong Kong.
They’re also popular over the border in Mainland China – if these advertisements on the Shanghai Metro are anything to go by.
So at Mid-Autumn Festival I know what most people would prefer instead of more mooncakes.
A tin of butter cookies!
- The ‘real’ story of Danish butter cookies at the Scandinavian Hong Kong blog.
- Over at Vice.com – The Enduring Appeal of Royal Dansk Butter Cookies.
- A butter cookie fight between manufacturer Danisa, competitor Kjeldsens, and Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily.
- And on a related note over at Thrillist – How Ferrero Rocher Became a Status Symbol for Immigrant Families