Singaporeans love to eat. We really do. In fact, stories of Singaporeans travelling across international borders just for food is extremely common. We, too, live by the motto of “will travel for food”.
And Hong Kong is one of the preferred destinations amongst Singaporeans for the F&B scene in the city is outstanding to say the least. They have amazing trends, sexy places, and food that are nothing short of interesting.
Over the past years, we have seen several openings of successful Hong Kong food establishments right in Singapore; many more to come, because here in Singapore, we are always up for great food.
From Michelin-starred Tim Ho Wan to the famous Tai Cheong Bakery, here are 10 Popular Food Brands From Hong Kong That Have Opened or Are Opening Soon In Singapore.
#1 HONEYMOON DESSERTS
Honeymoon Desserts first started in Sai Kung, Hong Kong, before expanding at full force. Today, there are 400 outlets worldwide and the chainstore has successfully brought a slice of Hong Kong’s dessert culture into Singapore.
Customers can expect a plethora of tantalising Hong Kong-style desserts such as mango pudding, glutinous rice balls and snow fungus soup.
Hong Kong’s famous cha chaan teng Honolulu Cafe is opening in Singapore! Famous for its egg tarts with flaky pastry, it will open a 1,500 sq ft restaurant with 50 seats at The CentrePoint in Orchard Road this April. We will go out on a limb to say that Honolulu Cafe has the best egg tarts in Hong Kong.
#3 JENNY BAKERY
Jenny Bakery is renowned for their freshly baked delicious butter cookies and iconic teddy bear tin boxes. With its existing legion of fans, Jenny Bakery has chosen to open its shop in the heartlands of Ang Mo Kio instead.
422 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
Tel: +65 9235 7320
Tue to Sat: 11am – 8pm
Sun: 12pm – 6pm
Despite its glorious Michelin star status, Kam’s Roast Goose restaurant remains unpretentious and continues to serve one of the best roast goose one would ever have in his or her lifetime.
Kam’s Roast Goose is set to open an eatery in Singapore during the first quarter of 2016, but both the exact opening date and location remain unknown to the public. We can’t wait already!
Mak’s Noodle is a household name amongst Hong Kong natives and even foreigners; where it made a special appearance on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations TV Series.
The world-famous restaurant opened an outlet in Singapore in July this year, where Wellington Street’s 70-year-old head chef has relocated to Singapore to oversee the kitchen for the next two years. It is their first overseas outpost.
176 Orchard Road
The Centrepoint, #01-63/64
Tel: +65 6235 5778
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Somerset
Mr Rich Bakery’s unbelievably fluffy Butter, Coffee Almond, Choco-Marshmallow and Matcha Latte cookies are currently up for grabs at its officially appointed distributor Asia Food Mart’s retail space at TripleOne Somerset.
The good news is that the beloved butter cookie brand from Hong Kong is currently looking for a location in Singapore and will be opening its first flagship retail shop by the start of the second quarter of 2016.
111 Somerset Road
#02-04, Asia Food Mart
Nearest Station: Somerset
Founded in 1954, Tai Cheong Bakery is a perennial favourite amongst native Hongkongers, expats and even tourists. After serving their irresistibly tasty egg tarts for over half a century, the Hong Kong-based establishment has decided to open a shop in Singapore; they sure know we Singaporeans love them. We can, too, expect Bo Lo Bao and other Cha Chaan Teng dishes etc.
Location to be confirmed
The Butcher’s Club was only founded in 2013, but has already quickly gained the recognition of locals and expats alike for being Hong Kong’s best burger joint. The Butcher’s Club opened its first restaurant in Singapore at Clarke Quay in October 2015.
With an emphasis of introducing dry-aged premium beef from Australia, diners are in some really mean burgers. We highly recommend their Red-Eye Reduction Burger (S$28+).
3A River Valley Road
#01-01B, Block A, Clarke Quay
Tel: +65 6837 0675
Sun to Tue: 12pm – 12am
Wed and Thu: 12pm – 2am
Fri and Sat: 12pm – 3am
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay
Voted by CNNGo and Vogue as one of the best coffee shops in the world, The Coffee Academics is truly the go-to place for your caffeine fix. The cafe takes up 3000 sq ft and sits within OnPedder at Scotts on level 2.
Lvl 2 Scotts Square
6 Scotts Road
Daily: 10am – 4pm
Nearest Station: Orchard
Tim Ho Wan was a hole-in-the-wall Hong Kong eatery that defied all odds and caught the attention of Michelin inspectors.
Today, the one-Michelin-star restaurant has several outlets across Singapore and we are glad that there is even one at Aperia Mall that opens round the clock! Do not go to Tim Ho Wan without ordering their signature Baked Bun with Barbecue Pork.
#01-29 Plaza Singapura
The Atrium @ Orchard
68 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6251 2000
Nearest Station: Dhoby Ghaut
For more recommendations, read our guide to the best places in Hong Kong.