Breakfast In Hong Kong Cha Chaan Teng In July 2014

I posted a first post on my Breakfast in Hong Kong when I was in June. Now I am doing my second post for my July breakfast.

 

Hong Lin Restaurant (康年餐廳)

G/F, 103-105 Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok
旺角西洋菜南街103-105號地舖
Tel: +852 3428 2283
Opening Hours: Daily 0700 to 2300
Getting There: By MTR – Mongkok (Exit B3)

Restaurant Interior
Restaurant Interior

I visited the Mongkok outlet as early as 7 am for breakfast. There were 4 Breakfast sets and other Ala Carte items like Egg Tarts and Bolo Bun. I decided to have the Set C, Chicken & Preserved Vegetables with Vermicelli with a drink and either a egg sandwich or sausage and fried egg.

Hong Lin Restaurant Breakfast Menu
Hong Lin Restaurant Breakfast Menu

The serving was huge. The vermicelli soup was a little too fatty though it is tasty. I like the scramble egg sandwich. It was smooth and creamy.

Set C Breakfast
Set C Breakfast

Rating: 7/10

 

Kai Kee Restaurant (佳記餐廳)

G/F, 177-181 Portland Street, Mongkok
旺角砵蘭街177至181號地下
Tel: +852
Opening Hours: 0700 to 2300
Getting There: By MTR – Mongkok (Exit E1)

Kei Kee Restaurant is near to the hotel I stayed and I spotted it when I was in Hong Kong last month, June. This time round, since I am back, I must give it a try.

They don’t serve as wide as variety as some of the restaurant during breakfast. There are some Set Menu and bread and pastries selection.

We ordered a Set D which consist of Beef Macaroni in Tomato Soup served with a bun, scramble egg and ham. The Beef Macaroni in Tomato Soup was rich in tomato, great for tomato lover.

I like Luncheon Meat and Scramble Egg Sandwich as this is one of my all time favourite dish. The bread is soft and the luncheon meat is thick though the scramble egg wasn’t as smooth and creamy enough.

We ordered an Egg Tart and Bolo You as well. Both were awesome, very delish.

 Rating: 7.5/10

Tai Hing Restaurant (太興)

Shop G25, G/F, Grand Tower , 625 Nathan Road, Mongkok
旺角彌敦道625號雅蘭中心地下G25舖
Tel: +852 2625 0383
Opening Hours: Daily 0700 to 0200
Getting There: By MTR – Mongkok (Exit B)

I re-visit Tai Hing Restaurant this round and ordered something different from the last time.

Spicy Minced Meat Vemercilli
Spicy Minced Meat Vermicelli

The Spicy Minced Meat Vermicelli is a dish with strong and rich flavoured dish. It’s a little spicy, from the name of the dish you can tell.

Noodles with Luncheon Meat and Scramble Eggs
Noodles with Luncheon Meat and Scramble Eggs

Comparatively, the luncheon meat and scramble eggs noodles the soup is not a rich and strong as the former. Nevertheless it is tasty, but some may find it a little too salty.

Glutinous Rice
Glutinous Rice

The Glutinous Rice is only available from 8 am daily and while stock last. The rice is soft and flavourful. There are lots of ingredients filled in the centre.

In general, the food served in Tai Hing is on the salty side.

Rating: 8/10

Hoi On Cafe (海安咖啡室)

G/F, 17, Connaught Road, Sheung Wan
上環干諾道西17號地下
Tel: +852 2540 6340
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 0700 to 1630; Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
Getting There: By MTR – Sheung Wan (Exit D)

 

Weekend In July 2014 - Morning Tea @ Hoi An Cafe

Hoi An Cafe is a very unassuming cafe when you look from the outside of the shop. It has the typical olden cafe look, but they served awesome food. We tried the egg tart, Bolo You and Milk Tea. All were excellent. I think they served the best egg tarts, Bolo You and Milk Tea.

Rating: 8.5/10

 

Macau Restaurant (澳門茶餐廳)

25-27 Lock Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
尖沙咀樂道25-27號
Tel: +852 2366 8148
Opening Hours: Daily 0630 to 0200
Getting There: By MTR – Tsim Sha Tsui (Exit )

I was informed that Macau Restaurant served pretty good food so I thought I must check it out.

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There were breakfast set both the Macau and Hong Kong styled breakfast. Great for visitors who want to try Macau styled food without travelling to Macau.

My first choice was the congee but it was only available from 8 am, It wasn’t available since I was there at about 7.30 am. I ordered Set A, consisting of a Pork Chop bun and a drink which I chose Hot Milk Tea.

The bun is a Pannis-like bread and was pretty crispy on the crust but on the whole it was hard and does not have much bread sweetish fragrance. It was a pity. The pork chop was still pretty decent. It was a little tough, not friendly on the jaw and teeth, especially on the senior folks. As for the Milk Tea, it has a light-bodied and lightly tea flavoured. So I would rate it below average.

Rating: 6.5/10

Mido Cafe (美都餐室)

 G/F, 63 Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei
油麻地廟街63號地下
Tel: +852 2384 6402
Opening Hours: 0830 to 2100
Getting There: By MTR – Yau Ma Tei (Exit C)

Second Floor
Second Floor

Mido Cafe is a very old typical Hong Kong styled cafe still having its olden days design and decor.

Bolo You
Bolo You

I ordered the Bolo You with a Hot Milk Tea. The Bolo Bun was a little hard and texture wasn’t smooth, but don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t stale, just about the texture. I think it was due to the low quality of flour that was used to bake the bread. The milk tea though has a decent tea flavour but wasn’t smooth on the palate.

 Rating: 6/10

Man Wah Restaurant (民華餐廳)

G/F, 153-159 Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok
旺角通菜街153-159號地舖
Tel: +852 2392 4880
Opening Hours: Daily 0700 to 0000
Getting There: By MTR – Mongkok (Exit B3)

Shop Front
Shop Front

I tried Man Wah Restaurant during one of my breakfast. They have a great selection; both the typical Hong Kong breakfast items and also Dim Sum. I love the food offered for breakfast in Man Wah.

Dim Sum Breakfast Set Menu
Dim Sum Breakfast Set Menu

As there were 3 of us, we could order quite a variety. We have a French Toast. It was great, if you like sweet stuff. The toast as thick, the bread was soft and fluffy, tasted very fresh. The glutinous rice was delish too. The Beef Macaroni in tomato soup is rich in tomato, great for tomato lover.

The best part about Man Wah food is that the food wasn’t too salty, unlike some other Cha Chaan Teng.

Rating: 8/10

China Cafe (中国冰室)

G/F, 1077A Canton Road, Mong Kok
旺角廣東道1077A號地舖
Tel: +852 2392 7825
Opening Hours: Daily 0600 to 1900
Getting There: By MTR – Mongkok (Exit C2 or A2)

China Cafe Shop Front
China Cafe Shop Front

China Cafe is hidden behind the stalls along Canton Road. It is a really simple cafe with an typical olden cafe design. The selection offered is also typical Hong Kong styled breakfast.

We tried the Macaroni and noodles with Ham, both though tasty but it wasn’t great. They have the typical salty soup base. Both the set came with a toast and eggs. We added an addition Bolo You. I like the Bolo You. Bread was fluffy, sweetish and smooth. The crispy layer on the top was great as well. Milk Tea wasn’t excellent though I would consider it as above average.

Rating: 7/10

Sham Tseng Chan Kee Roasted Goose

427-427A Reclamation Street, Mong Kok
旺角新填地街427-427A號
Tel: +852 2381 6161
Opening Hours: Daily 0700 to 0300
Getting There: By MTR – Mongkok (Exit C4)

As one of the day, my colleague need to get to office as early as 8.15 am so we need to have a either a fast breakfast or some where really near. We chose the latter. Sham Tseng Chan Kee Roasted Goose fitted the criteria.

Sham Tseng Chan Kee Roasted Goose does not have a wide variety of breakfast. There are a total of 8 set menu and all looked pretty similar to me. We didn’t see any Ala Carte Menu.

Set A, Ham Macaroni Soup with Fried Egg and Crispy Bun with Condensed Milk
Set A, Ham Macaroni Soup with Fried Egg and Crispy Bun with Condensed Milk

We decided to order 3 set breakfast. Set A with Ham Macaroni Soup with Fried Egg and Crispy Bun; Set D, Pork Chop Noodle and Crispy Bun with Condensed Milk and Set H, Hong Kong Styled Sandwich.

Set D, Pork Chop Noodle and Crispy Bun with Condensed Milk
Pork Chop Noodle and Crispy Bun with Condensed Milk

The soup for both Ham Macaroni Soup and Pork Chop Noodle tasted the same. We like the pork chop very much. It was well marinated and most importantly it was tender and soft.

Set H, Hong Kong Styled Sandwich
Set H, Hong Kong Styled Sandwich

The sandwich was pretty average with soft fluffy white bread.

In general, I won’t recommend Sham Tseng Chan Kee Roasted Goose to anyone unless you are going for the Pork Chop.

Rating: 6/10

 

Xin Xin Restaurant (心心茶餐厅)

 G/F, Tat Ming Building, 20 Tung Choi Street, Mongkok
旺角通菜街20號達明大廈地下
Tel:+852 2771 1618
Opening Hours: Daily 0700 to 0000
Getting There: By MTR – Mongkok (Exit E2)

Breakfast Menu
Breakfast Menu

Xin Xin Restaurant offers a standard fare, pretty much like other Cha Chaan Teng menu, nothing exciting.

Bolo Bun
Bolo Bun

I tried the Bolo Bun and the Milk Tea and found that it is pretty decent. The very plus point was they are very generous with the butter, a large piece.

Good for a change of restaurant when you are sick of your usual place.

Rating: 7/10

New Blue Pool Restaurant & Bakery (新藍塘餐廳麵包公司)

71 Caine Rd, Mid-Levels
半山堅道71號
Opening Hours: Daily from 0700
By MTR: Sheung Wan (Exit E2) or Central (Exit D1)

Bolo Bun and Milk Tea
Bolo Bun and Milk Tea

The Bolo Bun baked by New Blue Pool Restaurant & Bakery is very soft. It is not the fluffy kind but a a little more dense; still pretty decent. The milk tea is not quite smooth on the palate, definitely can be better.

Rating: 6.5/10

 

Conclusion:

Tai Hing and Hoi On has a closed fight, with Hoi On slightly edged over and Man Wah came closely after Tai Hing. I like the variety offered by Man Wah.

So which is my favourite Cha Chaan Teng so far? A tough choice. I would choose Man Wah for it has a good balance between delicious food and wide variety.

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NAHMJ

A gal who loves to travel and enjoy great food, who also love to take photos of the food and to share her finds

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