27 Jan 2012 • 33 reviews • 1 follower
Must Tries - Cheese “gong zai” noodles with egg and char siew, Mega Birthday Burger
We love cha chaan teng (Hong Kong cafes) for several reasons. They offer comfortable seating for large groups, affordable options on the menu, and most importantly, a very wide range of dishes.
Imagine our delight when we saw the new Hong Kong café at Level 1 of Centrepoint. Causeway Bay Hong Kong Café occupies 5 shop units in the mall, making it a great place for families and large groups to dine in.
Needless to say, the menu is extensive, with over 20 categories and 300 dishes to choose from – ranging from Hong Kong style dry noodles, ‘Ta Bin Lou’ hot pot, curry spaghetti to cheese baked rice, pasta and noodle soup.
For starters, we had a “dai pai dang” curry fish ball ($6.90) as they reminded us of the ones we had in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Unfortunately, this version did not satisfy our cravings. While the presentation was lovely, the fishballs tasted factory-made and the curry tasted more like the ones served with your ‘Indian prata’ than Hong Kong street food.
All for an ‘adventure’, we dared ourselves to try the combination of cheese “gong zai” noodles with egg and char siew ($10.30). The cheese with instant noodles went surprisingly well together, giving the dish a nice salty creamy taste. Sweet and tender, the glazed char siew tasted as delicious as it looked.
The signature cheese baked rice with chicken chop ($9.90), with a choice of corn, Italian, Portuguese or mushroom sauces, tasted rather ordinary.
If you’re celebrating a friend’s birthday at Causeway Bay café, check out the café’s Mega “Birthday Burger” ($49.90), which is about the size of a child’s head. The good news is the birthday person gets it for free! (Just spend above $60 with a group of 6 friends).