Kowloon Cafe in Haymarket is serving up Hong Kong cha chaan teng favourites from the classic bolo bao pineapple buns with a slab of butter to super soul comforting curry brisket noodles.
When Kowloon Café opened in Chinatown last year I was so excited to devour all my fave Hong Kong cha chaan teng eats since damn Covid19 means no travel for the immediate future >.< The restaurant fit out is awesome with vintage thermos on every table, diner style booths and a menu that is split into snacks and larger meals.
The Crispy butter pineapple bread ($6.80) is a sight for sore eyes! The fluffy bolo bao bun with the signature crackly pineapple looking glazed top is sliced in half, lightly toasted and sandwiched back together with a fat square of butter in the centre.
The bun is perfect with super fluffy innards although the butter does have a slight margarine-y mouth feel but all in all it’s a great snack.
Anyone that knows me knows about my love for eggs so I had to give the Super thick scrambled egg sandwich ($8.80) a try and it did not disappoint. Soft white bread gently holds a giant pillow of scrambled eggs (more folded than scrambled), this is not a sandwich of textures but a sandwich of pure happiness.
And because I wanted more eggs, we ordered the Scrambled egg with a lot of shallot rice with prawns ($15.80), their wording not mine lol. The eggs were again more folded than scrambled but were perfectly silky. The shallot oil was crazy addictive and the giant prawns fresh and juicy.
The Cheese and beef tenderloin mix instant noodle ($15.80) is the very definition of comfort food, the beef is oh so tender with lil fat nubbins. And not gonna lie but I love me some instant noodles and the slightly sweet but rich curry just made for the perfect food on a rainy day. I would’ve loved grated cheese for higher melty factor instead of the parmesan cheese but it was still appreciated because I will accept all gifts of cheese.
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