Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Kam Wah Cafe (金華冰廳), Bute Street, Prince Edward


We must have walked past this shop (G/F, 48 Bute Street, tel : +852 2392 6830) a couple of dozen times in the past few years and never thought of walking in until today. Good thing we did. Came across a friendly chap who was kind enough to educate us that we learnt to deviate from the usual 奶茶 to a condense milk fuelled 茶走.


Their bo lo yau (a.k.a. polo or pineapple buns) are the thing that you should try here. The crispy crust on the top of the bread is thick. It doesn't crumble as much as it cracks and they're definitely one of the better ones I've had. The great thing about having them in the morning is that you get them pretty fresh out of the oven and the turnover for each batch of bakes is high.


One can get a staple of luncheon meat and egg sandwich between steamed bread here too. Nothing extraordinary, but I couldn't find a time in my life when these things don't work for me at breakfast.

Update 19/11/15


So we came back for another breakfast. This is their polo bun with pan fried ham and eggs. Yes, apparently one can have it in that configuration here. But this doesn't have butter. It would probably have been better if it had butter too.


So there's corned beef and egg sandwiches to be had here too. Again, nothing extraordinary; but it works for a quick brekkie.


Their coconut tart, or was it cake, looked good on the display. Fat, glistening and fresh from the oven. I had imagined that it was a tart filled to the point of spillage with juicy shredded coconut. But there was only just a layer of that shredded coconut on top. The rest of it was just cake. Not bad though.

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