Posts tagged: Hong Kong Travel

美都餐室 Mido Café – Old Nostalgic Hong Kong Cafe

By , October 8, 2013

My friend who stays in Hong Kong says Hong Kong directors actors like to hang out at the old and nostalgic Mido Café. Sure enough, I spotted veteran actress Zheng Pei Pei in the corner, silent and dignified.

Some of the recommended food at Mido are the Spare Ribs Baked Rice, Fried Noodles with Pork and Ying-Yang, a mixture of coffee and tea. Many Hong Kong cafes are becoming a part of history. Before Mido would ever disappear, just go to experience this ‘time machine’.

Tip: Take the corner booth. That’s the ‘Hong Kong celeb’ corner.

美都餐室 Mido Café
G/F, 63 Temple Street (Yau Ma Tei MTR Exit B2) 油麻地廟街63號地下, Tel:+852 2384 6402
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 9:30pm

5 Best Hong Kong Cafes – Discover The Cha Chaan Teng Culture

Tsui Wah Restaurant 翠華餐廳

By , October 7, 2013

Before I fly away from Hong Kong airport, I would get a cup of “I love Tsui Wah” milk tea, or pre-packed bottles so that the taste of Hong Kong will still linger after I reach home.

Tsui Wah had its beginnings as a ‘bing sut’, a predecessor of tea cafes way back in 1967 at Mong Kok. Already a listed company, they are the pricier Hong Kong cafes around.

Know not what to order? Get one of their “Top 10” food listed in their menu which includes Crispy Pork Chop Bun (HK$35), King Prawns in XO Sauce with Tossed Noodles (HK$51) and Swiss-style Chicken Wings(HK$51).

Tip: Tsui Wah can be found in many parts of Hong Kong, but its most popular branch at Central opposite Yung Kee near Lan Kwai Fong.

Tsui Wah Restaurant 翠華餐廳
Various locations, including 15-19 Wellington Street, GF-2F, Central, Hong Kong Island (Central MTR)
77-81 Parkes Street, Jordon, Kowloon
Opening Hours: 24 hours Daily for certain locations

5 Best Hong Kong Cafes – Discover The Cha Chaan Teng Culture

Honolulu Café 檀島咖啡餅 – One Of The Best Egg Tarts In Hong Kong

By , October 4, 2013

Jacky Cheung and Tang Wei filmed “Crossing Hennessy” here, if you are the sort who like to go on celebrity hunts.

Most tourists come all the way here for their egg tarts, which are divinely smoothly filled and fluffy crusted. Get a ‘simple’ budget set at HK$26 which can include an Egg Sandwich, Beef Satay Nissin Noodles and Hot drink.

The food is nothing fanciful, but that is a typical Hong Kong café culture for you.

Tip: Buy the egg tart. No, buy a few.

Honolulu Café 檀島咖啡餅
G/F & Mezz Floor, 176-178 Hennessy Rd., Wan Chai (Wan Chai MTR Exit A4) 灣仔軒尼詩道176-178號地下及閣樓, Tel: +852 2575 1823
Opening Hours: 6:00am – 12:00am

5 Best Hong Kong Cafes – Discover The Cha Chaan Teng Culture

Lan Fong Yuen 蘭芳園 – Creator of Silk Stocking Milk Tea

By , October 3, 2013

Lan Fong Yuen is most famous for two items: Pork Chop Burger (HK$44 with a drink, HK$2 extra for iced drinks) and ‘Silk Stockings’ Milk Tea (HK$16).

They are said to be the creator of the pantyhose milk tea (wonder how they even got it started) so it is the must-have here, even if it may not be the best.

They have been established for more than 50 years, started as a ‘Dai Pai Dong’, thus the inconspicuous shop entrance.

Tip: You are likely to walk past and miss it. Look for the shop sign ‘Lan Fong Yuen’ and walk all the way inside. Don’t assume it is closed even though it looks like it.

Lan Fong Yuen 蘭芳園
2 Gage Street Central, Hong Kong (MTR Sheung Wan Exit E2 or Central) 中環結志街2號 Tel: +852 2544-3895/ 2854-0731
Opening Hours: 8:00am – 8:00pm (Mon-Sat)

5 Best Hong Kong Cafes – Discover The Cha Chaan Teng Culture

Australia Dairy Company 澳洲牛奶公司 – One of Hong Kong’s Most Popular Cha Chaan Teng

By , October 2, 2013

At one of Hong Kong’s most popular and famous Hong Kong café (Cha Chaan Teng) Australia Dairy Company, expect attitudes, partly rude service, chaotic ambience, long queues, and a very good plate of scrambled eggs.

The morning set at HKD$28 consisted of a buttered toast, scrambled eggs, macaroni soup with ham and coffee or tea.

The eggs are fluffy and tasty, some say the secret ingredient is canned cream soups. The café is a frantic battle zone during peak hours. Tip: Join the queue, get your way in, squeeze into a table, order and enjoy your food.

Australia Dairy Company 澳洲牛奶公司
G/F, 47-49 Parkes Street, Jordan, Hong Kong (MTR Jordan Exit C2) 佐敦白加士街47-49號地下
Opening Hours: 7:30am – 11:00pm (Closed Thursdays)

5 Best Hong Kong Cafes – Discover The Cha Chaan Teng Culture

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