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3 Most Distinctive Cafes with a Local Feel in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong is famous for its great variety of food. The Hong Kong cafe, as known as Cha Chaan Teng is full of colonial characteristics, it demonstrates Hong Kong’s unique east meets west culture, with dishes such as scrambled egg sarnies, thick-cut toast with condensed milk, and instant noodle soup

In this article, I will recommend three must-try cha chaan tengs in the city.

Australian Dairy Company

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You may be interested in the name of the cha chaan teng, yet it is a local Hong Kong restaurant instead of an Aussie one. The name of the restaurant comes from the first owner who was a worker in the Australian farm before.

(Photo Credit: City Foodsters, CC BY 2.0)

The restaurant is famous for its signature egg custard pudding and scrambled eggs. The fluffy and moist scrambled eggs are served with thick brown toast and come with a Hong Kong styled char-siu chicken both macaroni.

The restaurant is also famous for its ridiculous speed, normally dinning time for each customer is 10 minutes. Isn’t that crazy!?

Another “famous” point of this restaurant is that it provides you with the “best” Hong Kong service. The staff are always grumpy and scold at customers who eats like a turtle. So be aware and stay fast!

47 Parkes Street, Jordan, Hong Kong
Mon to Sun: 7:30 am – 11 pm (Closed on Thursdays)

Kam Wah Café

Kam Wah Café is most famous for its pineapple buns. Just to remind you that pineapple buns in Hong Kong do not contain any pineapple in it.

The cracking surface of the bun is said to resemble a pineapple. The pineapple bun serve in the restaurant is with a big slab of butter in it, does it sound evil?

The café is also famous for its egg tarts and milk tea. If you are a big fan of bread, you shouldn’t miss Kam Wah Café!

47 Bute Street, Prince Edward, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Mon to Sun: 6:30 am –12:30 am

Lan Fong Yuen

Hong Kong – July 20, 2018 : Lan Fong Yuen is now one of Hong Kong’s most historic restaurant.

Lan Fong Yuen, which is located in Central, is one of the most historic cha chaan teng in Hong Kong. One of the unique things about this restaurant is that it is outdoor, so it is very easy to miss.

Never skip milk tea at Lan Fong Yuen. Milk tea here is very rich.

It is renowned for its inventing “silk stocking milk tea,” aka – Hong Kong milk tea. It is creamy, yet has a strong black tea flavor. Besides, you can try the juicy Pork Chop Burger which is also a famous dish.

2 Gage Street Central, Hong Kong
Mon to Sat: 7:30 am –6:00 pm (Closed on Sundays)

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