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Friends Cafe HK Opens Retro Cha Chaan Teng In Chinatown With Legit Hong Kong-Style Dishes

20th April 2023
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Friends Kitchen HK is a new Hong Kong cha chaan teng at Neil Road

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In terms of look, feel, and the dishes on offer, Friends Cafe HK at Springside Walk is one of the closest experiences you can get in the country to a legit cha chaan teng AKA Hong Kong-style cafe. That’s why it’s great news that the brand is opening another branch at Neil Road, this time with a bigger setup and a slightly different name—Friends Kitchen HK.

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Like the Springside Walk outlet, the new branch sports a retro aesthetic that recalls cha chaan teng experiences from the 1960s. That vibe is created by the old-school furnishing and the many movie posters of classic Hong Kong cinema, such as A Better Tomorrow and In the Mood for Love.

As for the food, you can expect a large selection of Cantonese favourites here, and it seems like some of the hits at the first outlet will be making their way to this one as well.

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There’s the Stir-fried Char Siew & Egg with White Rice ($9), a homely dish that mixes sweet and juicy char siew with an omelette egg. It makes for a simple, fuss-free meal that’s hearty and appetising.

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The Beef Balls Brisket Horfun ($13.60) also comes highly recommended. You can expect silky hor fun noodles in a rich beef broth and succulent pieces of beef balls and beef brisket.

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There’s also a variety of toasts to check out here, such as the Peanut Butter French Toast ($6), which sees immaculately toasted bread slices paired with aromatic peanut butter.

Do drop by the restaurant to check out its full range of HK-style treats, along with its highly Instagrammable interior!

For more delicious snacks for your next yum cha sesh, check out check out our Chang Ji Bing Jia review, a hidden gem Clementi bakery with mochi tau sar piah and more Alternatively, if you’re up for something a little different, tryhalal hokkien mee stall Bedok Corner Hokkien Prawn Mee!.

Address: 78 Neil Road, Singapore 088841
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 11am to 3pm, 5pm to 11pm
Friends Kitchen HK is not a halal-certified eatery.

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Feature image adapted from @superkneady and @saltyaaron.

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