Cafe De Hong Kong Chinese New Year Menu 2014
WhereToEat Singapore Chinese New Year reunion dinner with fans at Cafe De Hong Kong was a success! We couldn’t thank our fans, notable guests and Francis, owner of Cafe De Hong Kong, enough for their friendliness and shared interest. From the moment we stepped into the cafe, we felt home away from home. The cafe is furbished with paintings done up by the owner’s children. Customers even buy the paintings for their homes, offices or for charitable purposes. More importantly, Cafe De Hong Kong creates some of the most tasty Hong Kong style cuisine suit for the local palate, and its Chinese New Year Menu 2014 does not disappoint.
Starting off, we had the Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Chicken Slice. There was an eminent serving of chunky ingredients in tasty, slightly glutinous shark’s fin broth. Even the level of saltiness was just right, we thought it did not require additional pepper or soy sauce to taste.
We were mostly awed by the HK Style Steamed Soon Hock, which uses fresh marble goby fish cooked to moist, fleshy and tender perfection. Cafe De Hong Kong also takes care to use less salt in their fish dish, so you could savour the natural taste of the Soon Hock without other flavours overpowering it. We wiped out the fish of its flesh in a jiffy!
HK “Pen Cai” Claypot (6 Pax $248/10 Pax $408) was also impressive given its sumptuous combination of over 13 premium ingredients, including abalone, dried oyster and scallop, roasted duck, chicken, sotong, prawn ball, fa cai and various vegetables. Spoon deep enough into the claypot and you will be pleasantly surprised with unique stewed goose web cooked Hong Kong style. Overall, we all thought the pen cai to be palatable and fulfilling.
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The Fragrant Fish Roe Fried Rice was truly exceptional. One look at the dish, and you could instantaneously tell that the rice is fluffy, moist and sure to excite your palate given its even and unsparing distribution of fresh fish roe. Each bite sent tiny bursts of flavourful fish roe that blended well with the wok hay rice, scrambled egg and shredded scallop.
Depeeled, de-veined and coated with salted egg yolk, the Golden Salted Egg Prawn was deep fried to slightly crisp texture while maintaining its moist inner flesh and creamy roe. Despite its rich and full flavours, it had a clean aftertaste which was delightful.
We also tried the Lap Mei, or Chinese waxed meats, which are traditional Cantonese delicacies that include lap cheong (Chinese sausage), lap yuk (pork belly) and yun cheong (liver sausage). They are specially prepared by the Hong Kong chef, so what you get to taste is authentic Hong Kong lap mei freshly made in Singapore!
Pre-orders for takeaways and reservations for dine-ins are highly recommended. Cafe De Hong Kong will be closed on Mondays, eve of and 1st and 2nd day of Chinese New Year.
Cafe De Hong Kong
586 Balestier Road
Eastpac Building #01-01
Tel: 6255 3865
11.30am – 3pm (Lunch)
5.30pm – 12mn (Dinner)
Closed on Mondays