Sunday, January 21, 2018

Hoi On Cafe (海安㗎啡室), Connaught Road West, Sheung Wan


If you didn't already know, Hoi On Cafe (17 Connaught Road West, Sheung Wan, tel : +852 2540 6340) is a piece of history that harkened from the days of the original bing sutt in Hong Kong. They opened back in 1952 and from appearances, are still going strong today. We liked the food enough that we came two consecutive days in a row.


Drinks are atypical of the variety in cha chaan teng. We had both their condense milk fuelled 茶走 and lemon tea.


The food at Hoi On Cafe includes a bunch of noodle options amongst others. Their dry noodles with toppings were what we thought kicked ass. Toppings that included sweet caramelized char siew (good stuff!), luncheon meat (what brand is that?!) and flavoursome braised chicken mid wings. It is my not so humble opinion that these guys, for however long they've been serving these lou meen up, have gotten the texture of the noodles pretty much perfect.


They have a toast that's topped with fried egg, corned beef and a generous infusion of chopped spring onions. One could just imagine a light hit of umami from the beef coupled with that fragrance from those spring onions on hearty eggs and toast. The very thing to have here.

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