Monday, June 23, 2008

EATZ: Wongkok Char Chan Teng, Hong Kong Cafe

Wongkok Char Chan Teng
旺角茶餐厅
Bugis Junction #02-50
Tel: 63362003

"Wongkok Char Chan Teng" (旺角茶餐厅) is another cafe/restaurant that serves HongKong style food and beverages, typically called "HongKong Cafe" in Singapore. HK Cafes are not new to Singapore, nevertheless, "Wongkok Char Chan Teng" is a new member to join the league of HK Cafes in Singapore. It is located at a convenient location in Bugis Junction where shoppers can easily drop-by, rest their feets and enjoy a cup of "Ying-Yong" (鸳鸯, a beverage of milk coffee fused with milk tea) and Nissin noodles.

King Burger "Man Tou" with Luncheon Meat
(not real name)
Chinese steamed buns ("man tou" or 馒头) sandwich with fresh lettuce and luncheon meat (should be SPAM luncheon meat, since the ban of certain Chinese brand of luncheon meat, though the shape resembles the latter).


Nissin Noodles w/ Beef in Spicy Soup
(not the real name)
Nissin noodles cooked in a spicy soup with sliced bamboo shoots and beef.



Nissin Noodles w/ Luncheon Meat & Egg
(not the real name)
Nissin noodles cooked in a typical Nissin noodle soup, served with vegetables, a slice ofn luncheon meat and a "sunny-side" up egg.

Boiled Coke with Ginger
(not the real name)
Boiled cola with slices of ginger served hot.

Verdict
I usually have the impression that Hong-Kong Cafes are slightly expensive in Singapore and do not really justify paying that much for their very simple dishes that typical Hong-Kongers have everyday in their tea-houses (茶餐厅). However, "Wongkok Char Chan Teng" (旺角茶餐厅) is actually not expensive at all, with prices of most dishes below S$10 and typical around S$6-8. At "Wongkok Char Chan Teng", you get almost all of the very typical Hong Kong tea-houses items in their menu. Hong-Kongers love their luncheon meat and definitely did a fantastic job putting it into the steamed buns ("man tou") which goes perfectly splendid with Japanese mayonnaise. What seemed like a typical breakfast in Singapore homes, at least for me, is the Nissin noodle (or instant noodles) cooked with a slice of luncheon meat and an egg. You might question the cost price of this dish, but please don't, just savour the great taste and enjoy the chilling-out with a couple of good friends at "Wongkok Char Chan Teng". Just remember to order a cup of Boiled Coke with Ginger! It is non-gassy but the ginger sure helps you pass out 'gases'!

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1 comment:

Daniel said...

First time visiting your blog. Interesting!

Will go try this HK cafe that you have recommended!