Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Xing Wang Hong Kong Cafe, Anchorpoint

In general, I'm not big on Hong Kong cafes. Not big on their type of food. Not big with the perceived lack of effort in their food preparation. Not big on what they offer. There are a whole lot of them around making them feel like clones of each other. I've eaten couple of times and haven't thought much of the food. Most of them cannot even do a decent luncheon meat and egg noodle. 

This place (370 Alexandra Road, #01-07/08 Anchorpoint, tel: 6474 4498) came by recommendation of a friend who mentioned a good French toast. Needless to say, I was initially rather skeptical about French toasts in such a place, but it turned out to be a good call after all.

French toast arrived with a generous amount of honey drizzled over. This was actually coated with a visible layer of egg. It definitely tasted eggy and request for extra butter and honey was met with a generous response. The staff was also polite to the point that I almost felt that it was a strange thing. I'm picking up good vibes here and I'm encouraged to re-visit.

One of the pleasant surprises here was also the pork rib bee hoon which was again, much better than what I thought I could be getting. I'm not sure if the ribs were of the canned variety, but it was soft and slid off the bone with ease. Not to mention that the bee hoon was flavourful and moist.


red fir said...

You should try the peanut butter thick toast here. It's nicer than the french toast. :)

Ms One Boobie said...

I've tried the toast before.. ! but very, very gelak..!! can't eat more than a few bites.. :)