Hongkong Post’s new ‘local snacks’ stamp collection is making us very hungry

The “Local Snacks in Hong Kong” stamp collection features the best of traditional street food and cha chan teng favorites. Photos via Hongkong Post
The “Local Snacks in Hong Kong” stamp collection features the best of traditional street food and cha chan teng favorites. Photos via Hongkong Post

From curry fish balls to pineapple buns, there’s a lot to love about Hong Kong’s colorful food culture—and now, our favorite bites have been immortalized in a brand new stamp collection.

Aptly called “Local Snacks in Hong Kong,” the Hongkong Post has unveiled a stamp series highlighting the best of the city’s traditional street food and cha chan teng staples.  

A mini-pane containing two sets of stamps. Photo via Hongkong Post
Photo via Hongkong Post

The stamp sheetlets will be issued on April 22, but pre-orders are now available on Hongkong Post’s website.

The collection features iconic Hong Kong delicacies such as fish balls, stewed skewers and stuffed three treasures.

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Another set celebrates local desserts like tofu pudding, maltose crackers and the quintessential egg waffles.

Serviced First Day Cover affixed with a Stamp Sheetlet. Photo via Hongkong Post
Photo via Hongkong Post

According to Hongkong Post, the stamps are produced with an embossing technique, creating a three-dimensional effect.

Hongkong Post has previously issued other special stamps that resonate with local culture. 

The “Dragon and Lion Dance” series, for example, highlights the traditional Tai Hang fire dragon dance, held annually during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Another collection, “Romance of the Three Kingdoms,” was inspired by classical Chinese literature novels.

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