There is no lack of cha chaan teng in Mong Kok, Hong Kong. When you ask locals about their favourites, you’d get a myriad of answers—Hong Lin Restaurant in Mong Kok would probably be one of them.
We cannot agree more that it is one local eatery that you must visit if you are on the Kowloon side. Here’s what we loved from our visit, some of the must-orders and some misses.
Mid-Autumn Festival is round the corner. You know what that means… Mooncakes, lanterns and family dining. If you are too busy with work to go mooncake shopping, let Fave help you out with these incredible selections!
For Mid-Autumn Festival 2017, Fave is pulling out all the stops to give you premium quality mooncakes at affordable prices so that you have an even better reason to rejoice and celebrate with your family and loved ones.
Aside from mooncakes, there are also attractive dining deals to be had. What better time to treat your loved ones to a sumptuous meal than now? Read on to learn more about these 15 unbelievable mooncake and dining offers for Mid-Autumn Festival 2017!
This Mid-Autumn Festival 2017, indulge in TungLok Group’s new mooncake creations on top of the classics. The household brand is a well-loved name in Singapore and we are abashedly die-hard fans of all their gastronomic creations.
Newly introduced this year are the Petals Mochi Snowskin Mooncake, Sweet Hearts Mochi Snowskin Mooncake and Lava Custard & Matcha Oolong. They are beautifully shaped into hearts and flowers, and are a treat to savour.
You can also look forward to TungLok Four Seasons, which includes the traditional quad of Egg Yolk White Lotus, Egg Yolk Red Lotus and Egg Yolk Pandan Lotus with Pistachios and Mixed Nuts. This old-school set will never go out of style.
Here are some varieties of mooncakes you can expect from TungLok Group for Mid-Autumn Festival 2017.
Izakaya Nijumaru is one hidden gem (literally) in Cuppage Plaza.
It is tucked at a corner on the second level of Cuppage Plaza and you wouldn’t otherwise walk past it unless you were particularly looking out for it. The nondescript outlet has been around for three decades. We actually only discovered it about seven years ago but it has since remained as a favourite of ours whenever we want a simple, affordable Japanese meal in Orchard Road.
But if you find it, we say you walk right in and treat yourselves to a good Japanese meal. You’d be pleased to know that the prices are very reasonable and the menu is comprehensive.
Shui Kee Coffee in Hong Kong has been around for decades and it is as old school, as traditional, as Hong Kong as you can get to a cha chaan teng.
You almost don’t see tourists dining there; just locals who want breakfast in the most comforting form they know, without having their wallets take a beating.
Where Hong Kong-style buns, sandwiches, French Toast, noodles and milk tea are concerned, Shui Kee Coffee does it in the most traditional no-frills way. You have to try it for yourselves if you want a true taste of Hong Kong-style breakfast.
Original Cake, Taiwan’s famous Castella cake shop, is opening its first outlet in Singapore on 23 September 2017 at 10.30am.
Original Cake is a well-known bakery from Taipei that specialises in Castella cakes. Staying true to their original recipe derived from tradition, they have since come up with new and innovative variations to trump the competition—namely their Frozen Chocolate version that is made with HERSHEY’s chocolate chips that we are all excited for!
Having only been established in 2010, they already have four outlets in Taiwan and eight outlets around Malaysia (3 in Penang, 3 in Klang Valley, 1 in Putrajaya and 1 in Johor Bahru); this is a true testament to their success and outstanding Castella cakes.
To celebrate its official opening, Original Cake will be giving away free 800 Castella cakes on 23 September 2017 (on a first-come-first-serve basis).
Window on the Park at Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre has a lobster buffet spread that focuses on Asian delights, though there are still international elements.
Paying homage to the ASEAN Golden Jubilee and the region’s rich culinary heritage, Window on the Park will be showcasing culinary styles and dishes from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore. This is part of their Southeast Asian Culinary Dinner Showcase that happens every evening from Monday to Thursday and it is only going at S$80++ for two pax.
And as you gear up for the weekend from Friday and through to Sunday, reward yourself with the ultimate seafood treat—the Boston Lobster Weekend. Making its debut at the live station is the pan-seared Boston lobster as well as a myriad of seafood indulgences including baby lobster, fresh succulent prawns and scallops—all this for a steal of S$96++ for two pax! Window On The Park’s buffet promotions will be available from now until 30 November 2017.
While many other buffet restaurants out there pride themselves on having the largest and most extensive range of food and cuisines, Window on the Park adopts the ‘less is more’ approach by dishing out a substantially sized spread of only the good stuff, allowing diners to be able to savour each and every item before their bellies beg them to stop. Read on to find out just what stellar creations they have in store!
Patbingsu and ice cream sandwiches are extremely popular summertime treats in Korea for two good reasons—they help you to cool off from the sweltering heat and at the same time, satisfy your dessert cravings at very low prices.
Of course, it is not practical at all to take a six-hour flight out to Seoul just to try them when you have other commitments back at home. However, do not despair—F&N Ice Cream together with Binggrae have brought in some tasty, honest-to-goodness Korean bingsu and ice cream treats right over to our sunny island!
With Binggrae’s Bingsu Mango and Pangtoa Ice Cream Sandwiches conveniently stored in Shine Korea, Hao Mart, Sol Mart and selected provision shops, you have no reasons to splurge on overpriced Korean desserts anymore. Here’s why you need to stock up your fridge with Binggrae’s latest creations now. READ ON