Sunday, January 08, 2006

Cafe de Kowloon, Sri Hartamas

Cafe de Kowloon is yet another Hong Kong styled restaurant. Of course the really famous one is Kim Gary (can be good sometimes) and I reckon the other really famous one is Wong Kok Char Chan Teng (persistently bad!).

Cafe de Kowloon was my first exposure to the Hong Kong restaurant craze. It happened over two years ago while I was still working in Tokuii. I believe it was a Friday and on Fridays we usually take a walk to the Sri Hartamas area from our office in Mont Kiara for lunch.

I remember being quite shocked when I browsed the menu at that time. Firstly it wasn't cheap (well when you earn a sub 2k salary everything's expensive to you) and secondly I found it difficult to believe that people would pay six or seven ringgit for a bowl of Nissin Noodles. Of course this no longer shocks me as I routinely see restaurants selling Nissin or Nong-Shim noodles now.

I'm not a really big fan of Hong Kong food (at least not those that they serve in this country) but I really enjoy the sandwiches that this place offers. Oh and I also routinely eat Nissin noodles in restaurants now :) Me and ST were at Cafe de Kowloon last week for some snacks. Besides the food shown here I would recommend you to try the French toast.

This is "yin-yong" which is a mix of tea and coffee. If you watch TVB serials you may have noticed that when characters go to coffee shops most of them order this drink.

I just discovered this very recently. It's boiled Coke and ginger. This is a great drink for those with a cold/flu. It works wonders for clearing up the nasal passage.

Nissin noodles with sausages, egg, ham and luncheon meat. Surprisingly filling.

Company sandwich. Filling includes ham, cheese, eggs tomatoes and lettuce.

Hmmm... I think I'm getting a cold. Would really love some boiled Coke with ginger right now.

posted by wyejon at Sunday, January 08, 2006 (permalink) |

11 wise words from our readers:

a golden opinion from Blogger Siedne

i've been there before and i like the baked rice. especially good wen i'm really hungry. i tink the sweet sour pork rice isn't too bad as well. quite generous, with the rice that is. hehe.

2:51 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Justin

Wye Jon tai ko, ur sidebar looks screwed up on my browser. Its been ages since i've been here ^^. New blue-reddish layout. Nice!!!

4:54 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

siedne: cool... i'm not alone in liking this place :)

justin: what browser u using ah? works fine in firefox n IE leh...

12:02 AM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Justin

using Firefox, maybe its my reso settings (1024X768). Ur sidebar is all the way at the bottom on my browser.

6:52 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

jc: works fine in my firefox... go download a new version lah

7:22 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Seymour Cakes

I just lunch there yesterday.

6:38 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger Justin

latest version la...

i'll show u a screenshot next time.

9:15 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

jc: okok... ur computer is screwed!

11:11 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger neotrax

this place's food quality has deteriorate a lot since you were still in tokuii. i think there's tons more HK cafe type out there that serves better food.

12:52 PM  

a golden opinion from Blogger wyejon

neotrax: yeah i know... but then again i've only ever liked their sandwiches... the nissin noodles are ok too.

11:46 PM  

a golden opinion from Anonymous Anonymous

hey u guys should drop by SS2 and try out this new hong kong char chan teng called hk express. its just next to chef loong. i really like the environment and food there.remember to sit upstairs on Monday nights as u will be amazed by the great view of pasar malam !

11:34 PM  

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