Hong Kongers are proud of their char chan tang, affordable eateries that have been a mainstay here for more than five decades. But few have kept their original 1950’s décor. This iconic café, however, is one notable exception, and with its ceiling fans, booths and tiled walls, it’s served as a backdrop to numerous movies. The fare is as old-fashioned as the look: crunchy fried noodles with sliced pork, flaky pineapple buns and Hong Kong-style French toast (slices of bread soaked in beaten egg and deep fried, and then topped with butter and golden syrup). Must-haves include the baked pork chop rice in tomato sauce and the red bean ice, a drink of sweetened red beans, condensed milk and crushed ice.
63 Temple St., Yau Ma Tei,
Telephone: +852 2384 6402