Hong Kong: Crispy egg rolls

Best edible souvenirs Duck Shing Ho egg rolls

A box of Duck Shing Ho (64 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong; +852 2570 5529) crispy egg rolls -- imagine cookies flattened into paper-thin sheets and rolled up into a layered tube -- could be the hardest-to-get souvenir in Hong Kong.

The 70-year-old store sells egg rolls so popular that queues snake out of the door and people often settle for a bag of leftover crumbs (for HK$10/$1.3) when they're sold out. Those in the know get there well before the 9 a.m. opening.

A slightly easier alternative are the egg rolls from To Kwa Wan Wun Kee (38 Mok Cheong Street, Ma Tau Wai, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong). The small family business is the only bakery that still grills egg rolls over an open fire. It produces about 30 boxes of egg rolls each day.

Ztore, an online grocery that stocks many independent local food and beverage brands, also sells crispy egg rolls from Wun Kee and a few other local bakeries.

First published November 17, 2017: 11:13 AM ET