Hong Kong’s Honolulu Café has opened in Singapore(after some delays) at Orchard Centrepoint. (Read updated post: Honolulu Singapore Centrepoint)
Centrepoint? The location must have good feng shui, also brought in by the same team behind Mak’s Noodle in Singapore.
Honolulu Café at Wanchai is known for its old school cha chaan teng style of food. Most tourists go to Honolulu Cafe for their egg tarts, which are smoothly filled and fluffy crusted.
You can get a ‘simple’ budget set which can include an Egg Sandwich, Beef Satay Nissin Noodles and Hot Drink of authentic Hong Kong Milk Tea.
Some of their other offerings include Macaroni, Nissin Noodles, Egg and Butter Sandwich, Fried Eggs of different styles and Pork Chop buns.
The food is nothing fanciful, but that is a typical Hong Kong café culture for you.
An interesting fact: Jacky Cheung and Tang Wei filmed “Crossing Hennessy” here, if you are the sort who like to go on celebrity hunts.
The signature Honolulu Egg Tart (set to be priced at SGD$1.70) is known for its 192 layers of flaky pastry, crumbly, with wobbly aromatic eggy fillings.
However, my take is: Honolulu Cafe Singapore will be having fierce competition all around, from Hong Kong’s Tai Cheong to Japan’s BAKE Cheese Tart. Flaky pastries do not survive well in our humid weather, they are not THAT famous with Singaporeans to begin with, and Centrepoint has yet to launch any promotions to woo shoppers back.
I am personally happy Honolulu Café is coming down, as I think Singapore can do with more authentic Hong Kong café (which used to be quite IN).
However, I am not entirely sure if their egg tarts can do and hold well in our unforgiving weather though. Your take?
Honolulu Café Singapore
#01-33F/G The Centrepoint 176 Orchard Road, Singapore 238843 (Somerset MRT)
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm
Honolulu Café Hong Kong 檀島咖啡餅
G/F & Mezz Floor, 176-178 Hennessy Rd., Wan Chai (Wan Chai MTR Exit A4) 灣仔軒尼詩道176-178號地下及閣樓
Tel: +852 2575 1823
Opening Hours: 6:00am – 12:00am