Food – Hong Kong

The Best HK Milk Tea

The best way for me to test the authenticity and taste of a Hong Kong Café is the tea they serve. It is somewhat of a ‘litmus test’ my friends and I have devised to distinguish the many shops due to the flourishing ‘Cha Can Teng’ emergence in Singapore over the past two years. Hong Kong-style milk, also known as ‘silk stocking milk tea’ is known for its darker brown colour, and thus a very slight bitter aftertaste. It also has a thickness in the texture which I would find similar to the teh tarik. So which are my......

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Tong Shui Café - Shanghai Eclectic Pink

Tong Shui Café – Shanghai Eclectic Pink

Shocking pink and lime green walls – if ‘clash’ is the word, then clashed it shall be. With interiors said to be inspired by the Shanghai-French experience, Tong Shui is all out to make that difference. Raymond Khoo, Managing Director of Tong Shui says, “Whilst the recipes are all something that...

August 01, 2008
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Hong Kong Cafés - Which is the Best?

Hong Kong Cafés – Which is the Best?

Hong Kong Cafés here, there, and everywhere – they have proliferated in our country! We are not complaining. They provide us with hundreds of items of the menu. Nevermind if they are even authentic or Cantonese to begin with. From toasts, tim sums, tea-time snacks, baked rice, Nissin noodles and...

July 11, 2008
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