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Apr 13, 2011 08:04 PM

Hawaiian Toast from Hong Kong airport...circa 1985?

Does anyone remember the Hawaiian toast from the HK airport? As a kid, I used to get it every time on my return flight home to Toronto, I think between 1980 and 1985. Does anyone remember what was in them? I tried internet searches and found it's a popular snack in Germany, but they make it with ham, cheese and pineapple. From what I remember, the version I used to love had cheese and minced shrimp. Can anyone help? Thanks!

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  1. I only remembered having Chinese shrimp toast (which were actually deep-fried) at Kai Tak airport, but couldn't remember the Hawaiian toast.

    Speaking of which, most people around the world tend to associate pineapples with Hawaii, so they'd add pineapple to a dish and then call it "Hawaiian" so-and-so. In which case, that Hawaiian toast you got from Kai Tak airport was probably unique to that cafe, and you'd be hard-pressed to find the recipe anywhere!

    1. Love that shrimp toast.
      Have an uncle that makes it all the time when we go for dinner. He worked in one of those Cantonese restaurants back in the 50's when it was a popular appetizer.