Honolulu Café, one of the original and well-loved “cha chaan teng,” is a Hong Kong-style Tea House that has been serving authentic Chinese dishes since the 1940s. Located in the heart of Hong Kong, it has opened its doors in the Philippines with branches in SM Aura, Robinsons Manila and more recently, in Greenbelt 5, Makati.
The restaurant’s ambiance, with its appetizing aroma and food display, can easily transport one back in HK. The same classic and roast menu is offered in the country with its variety of delectable Chinese dishes.
Here’s a run-down of Honolulu Café’s best-selling dishes:
Roasted BBQ Pork Belly “TORO”
Beautifully plated and glistening with aromatic sauce, the Roasted Pork Belly “Toro” pairs absolutely with a bowl of plain noodles or rice. Full of that smoky barbeque flavor, this dish is a staple in most dine-in orders.
Order it whole or half, this Soy Chicken is guaranteed to satisfy any umami craving. The chicken, gently cooked with savory aromatics to give it the deep layers of flavor, is both tender and truly juicy.
Curry Fish Balls
This is not the usual Fish Balls from your favorite street vendor. These fish balls are plump, packed and cooked in savory, delicious thick curry sauce. Hands-down, it is best eaten with a piping hot bowl of rice.
Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Duck Fried Rice
If there is something that signaled HongKong, it is this Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Duck Fried Rice. It is heaven-in-a-plate, sweet, savory, a bit crispy on some parts, soft and chewy and totally satisfying.
Honolulu Egg Tart
A cult favorite, this Egg Tart, while looking rich and indulgent, is not overly sweet at all. The crust is flaky and buttery while the egg custard is creamy. Best to buy them early during the day. By early evening, these Egg Tarts are almost always sold out.
Other best-selling dishes include crispy Roasted Pork Belly, Chicken Curry, Honolulu Bo Lo Buns (Pork, Butter, Red Beans).
With its cozy atmosphere and delicious food, Honolulu Cafe is sure to be one of your favorite places for a meal or snack. Their Greenbelt branch even has a VIP room that can seat 10 people comfortably. Come experience a taste of HongKong culture at Honolulu Cafe!
Locations: Greenbelt 5, level 2, Makati City / Ground Floor, Pedro Gil Wing, Robinsons Place Manila, Ermita, Manila / Lower Ground Floor, SM Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
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