Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Kam Wah Cafe 金華冰廳 - Mongkok - Kowloon, Hong Kong

Vouched by many as having the best polo bun in Hong Kong, Kam Wah Cafe has got a massive following for a reason. Also known as a 'bo lo bao' or 'pineapple bun', it doesn't contain any pineapple but resembles a pineapple epicarp.

Kam Wah Cafe are famous for their egg tarts and polo buns. Most customers takeaway but we opted to dine in.

It's busy and noisy in the early morning. We take a seat at a booth table right at the back as there are no more tables. The other option is sharing.

The 'Polo Bun (HKD 10.00)' is freshly baked and served straight from the oven with a thick slab of butter sandwiched between the bun. It was still warm when it arrived at the table, allowing the butter to melt slowly. The bread is soft, light and fluffy on the inside. This is nice contrast to the golden crust on the top which is wonderfully crispy without being too sweet. My favourite part!

The 'Coffee (HKD 17.00)' was nothing to rave about. It was rather bland and lacked that coffee hit .The old school cups suits the atmosphere of the cha chaan teng .


My love for the 'Iced Lemon Tea (HKD 19.00)' started from this moment. It was like no iced lemon tea I've ever tasted. It wasn't overly sweet like those ones you find in the bottles and it actually had the taste of real lemons. So good.

Do give the polo bun a try and you won't be disappointed.

G/F, 47 Bute St
Prince Edward
Hong Kong

Phone no: +85 2 2392 6830

Opening Hours
7 Days a Week
6:30am - 12:00am


Monday, 2 May 2016

Tai Cheong Bakery 泰昌餅家 - Central - Kowloon, Hong Kong

A few minute walk up Wellington Street and you'll find Tai Cheong Bakery.

Tai Cheong Bakery is a traditional Hong Kong bakery famous for their freshly baked egg tarts. We actually stumbled upon it by mistake, only stopping to see what was inside after seeing a group of tourists standing at the front of the store.

We were only eyeing one item, the tarts. Look at that yellow hue.

The 'Egg Tarts (HKD 8.00)' are served hot, straight from the oven. Perfectly round with a shortbread type crust. It's buttery and crumbles after each bite like a cookie. The egg custard was firm at the top with a silky smooth and creamy inside. Delicious!

Affordable and worth a try if you're in the area.

G/F, 35 Lyndhurst Terrace,
Hong Kong

Phone no: +85 2 8300 8301

Opening Hours
Monday - Saturday: 7:30am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 8:30am - 9:00pm