Everyone thinks of cha chaan teng when it comes to casual dining in Hong Kong. For the uninitiated, cha chaan teng is a no-pretense, fuss-free local eatery in Hong Kong that serves comfort food at affordable prices. These local diners are everywhere in Hong Kong and you will always find locals dining in those nondescript outlets.
A cha chaan teng is not known for service, unfortunately. It is really a place where you eat and go, or do a few quick readings of your newspapers. That said, the essence lies in savouring a moment of local delicacy amidst the humdrum of the city life.
A trip to Hong Kong is not complete without eating at Cha Chaan Teng. Here is our guide to the best cha chaan teng in Hong Kong that we can always count on for a good local meal.
Singaporeans are evidently obsessed with Hong Kong – and the endless opening of Hong Kong gourmet brands on our sunny island is testimony to that fact. While most travellers only spend a weekend in the Pearl of the Orient, we strongly suggest you to re-visit the city this year.
From having breakfast at Honolulu Cafe, boarding a junk boat, hiking the Dragon’s Back, shopping till you drop at Citygate Outlets to partying at Lan Kwai Fong, here is a curated 4D3N Hong Kong Itinerary and 20 Tips On What To See And What To Eat.
Rooftop bars with amazing views play a vital role in Hong Kong’s bustling nightlife and foodie scene. There is clearly no lack of such open-air establishments across the city and you would probably find yourselves spoilt for choice. While several of these featured bars are open in the day, we would advise you to visit in the evening to view Hong Kong’s landscape at its finest.
From Ovolo Southside’s Above Rooftop Bar to The Posh Sevva, here is our guide to Roof Top Bars in Hong Kong with Amazing Views! Each of these bars boasts unrivalled panoramic scenic views of Hong Kong and offer a selection of irresistibly delicious handcrafted cocktails. Read on more to find out which bar you should check out the next time you visit Hong Kong.
Third-wave specialty coffee cafes, rowdy raunchy bars, upscale speakeasy lounges, street side local hawkers, fine dining restaurants… Wan Chai is a bustling district in Hong Kong with an eclectic mix of tenants.
It is impossible to categorise this neighbourhood—because you simply cannot limit Wan Chai to a single trait when so much is going on at the same time.
From one-Michelin-star Fook Lam Moon Restaurant, local Hong Kong-style restaurant Joy Hing’s Roasted Meat, Omotesando Koffee’s first international outpost, peacock-themed cocktail speakeasy Ophelia to independent coffee shop The Cupping Room, here is our Guide to Bars, Cafes, Cha Chaan Tengs and Restaurants in Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
Located in Southern Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the most popular and populated districts in Hong Kong. From chic restaurants in shopping malls to hole-in-the-wall eateries, there are so many dining options to choose from.
Tsim Sha Tsui has so many restaurants, eateries and cha chaan teng that it can be quite a headache to decide on where to dine at. For a start, here is a quick guide to the restaurants in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong that you can dine at.
Kasa is a 52-seater restaurant in Wan Chai, Hong Kong that specialises in Cantonese fusion cuisine. Look forward to East-meets-West dishes that will definitely pique your interest. It is also worth mentioning that every dish at Kasa is MSG-free.
Founder Adrian Lo Chun-shing has a vision of serving traditional Hong Kong classic delicacies reimagined and together with chef Ciro Tam, they have nailed it with their unique creations. Think burgers comprising sunny-side-up eggs and Japanese char siu sandwiched between pineapple buns and lattes served in oriental tea cups.
Located on the third floor of Attitude Hotel in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui is Yum Cha, a spacious and elegant 130-seater dim sum restaurant. The dining establishment is especially popular for its irresistibly adorable dim sums.
We will admit that we were initially extremely skeptical about a fancy-looking hotel eatery named Yum Cha. But fortunately, the steamed dishes were superb and service was impeccable. Mind you, hospitality is virtually non-existent in Hong Kong’s local restaurants.
If you are looking for a great yum cha meal without the scruffiness, Yum Cha can be your next.
It is no secret by now that we are huge fans of Mukshidonna Tteokbokki Restaurant in Seoul. If there was only one place we could go to when in Seoul, this would be it.
For all who have never heard of Mukshidonna , they are a chain of casual eateries and are famed for their affordable and extremely addictive Korean Tteokbokki Hot Pot. And they are now in Hong Kong! This, we couldn’t be more excited about.