Thursday, January 23, 2014

Chrisly Café (華星冰室), Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok

Chrisly Café, Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok

This shop (G/F, 107 Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Mong Kok, tel : +852 2520 6666) as I understood was actually part of the new generation of HK café opened up some years ago that stuck by the principles of serving straightforward local food with little to no frills. This created an atmosphere of almost ruthless efficiency, especially during the crushing meal hours where one sits pretty much elbow to elbow to the next person soaked in that human din while deciding quickly on what to order. Very similar to the often mentioned Australian Dairy Milk Company.

The location appears as Capitol Café on OpenRice, but seems to have been changed to Chrisly Café at the actual restaurant down at Sai Yeung Choi Street South.

Chrisly Café, corned beef omelette

The corned beef omelette here rocks. Quite sure this place isn't the only char chaan teng that makes them but the ones here were pretty good. The grease, salt and eggs definitely made hearty breakfast with toasts. 

Chrisly Café, black truffle scrambled egg toast

Something that doesn't quite get served at other char chaan tengs though, are their black truffle scrambled eggs on toast. It tastes exactly like how it looks. The flavour of those crumbled black truffle bits actually came through and added a little something to the usually smooth and creamy eggs. It's not mind blowing in anyway and I don't think anyone should be expecting them to be for 35HKD. I certainly don't mind getting these for breakfast again if they're available around the corner.

Chrisly Café, principle's toast

These on menu were called principle's toast (校長多士). Which were melted cheese on thick sliced toast with black truffle paste. They tasted also exactly like how they looked. Not bad for a snack, but nothing that should be flooring anyone.


red fir said...

This or ADC better? Apparently their main branch at Wanchai is better.

LiquidShaDow said...

I get the impression that the food here is a little more greasy. Otherwise, it's quite similar. Saw their branch in Wanchai when we were looking for the Congee King shop, didn't try though.