Sunday, February 8, 2009
Cha Chaan Teng for Western Chinese Style Breakfast
This is not the best Cafe in Hong Kong but it's one that I can give you as the example for a shop with East meets West breakfast ... This type of shop is called Cha-Chaan-Teng in Hong Kong (Cha= Tea, Chaan = Food).
Yes, Cha Chaan Teng is a mix between Western and Chinese and always serve breakfast called "Sai Chaan" -- for example : Toast, Coffee, French Toast, Fried Spagetthi with Sausage, Fried Chicken, etc.
However, Cha Chaan Teng also sells normal Chinese Dishes such as noodle dishes and rice dishes including all drinks
This is New Island Cafe on Canton Road, Kowloon ... one of the Cha Chaan Teng. I always come to this shop very late at night (as supper -- a meal before bedtime).
In Hong Kong, most of Cha Chaan Teng always sell drink such as hot coffee with tea (a 2 in 1 drink called Yan-Yong) or hot tea with milk (called Yu-Yun)
and of course, Cha Chaan Teng is a bit local cafe in small shop form. Therefore, the price is in affordable level then most of Hong Kongers always come in and out all day long till late night !!!
and that's what I did when I was in Hong Kong ... since I always come for my favourite drink Yan Yong ...