Category Archives: China

鸿运茶餐厅 (Hung Wan Restaurant) – Shenzhen, China


Hung Wan Restaurant is a Cha Can Ting I frequent when I was staying in Shenzhen, China. The best thing about this place is, it is just below the regular spa I frequent too. So can order their food up and eat while I was watching TV program or having a foot massage! Awesome lifestyle back then and missing it definitely.

Hung Wan I believe are owned by Hong Kongers and they have gone through renovation recently and the interior designing was done by Millwork Interiors based in HK too. Very excellent work done, with a vibrant and energetic design giving the restaurant a younger and fresher look. Check out the pics below:

Store front
Lovely Milk Tea
Cha Can Ting fried drumsticks are usually quite yummy
My fav fried maggie with pork chops!

Rating: 4/5.

Taste: Not bad. Tasted better but nice enough to curb my cravings. A bit on the oily side though.

Portion: Average.

Service: Slow… Cos 24hrs… lesser staff?

Ambience: Smoking now disallowed inside aircon areas but still you get some assholes smoking inside.

Price: Total about SGD$12.

RTE: Yeah if I’m visiting that spa again.

Location: 2003 Jintian Rd, Futian Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 518048

深井华香鹅快餐店 – Futian, Shenzhen, China


Shenjing is famous for it’s roast goose in Hong Kong but you don’t have to travel there just to look for good roast goose. Many have learnt the trick of roasting good goose and they are all over HK and Guangdong province of China. One of which, was pretty near my Shenzhen office at Huaqiangbei area, the electronic city of Shenzhen.

The eatery is very very small and usually super crowded during lunch hours. The weird thing is, their meals are not cheap there as compared to some RMB$15 ones along the same road. But people would queue up and pack or dine in. So I gave it a try, and was lucky to find a table.

Store front
Left only 1 goose, sold out pretty fast so have to wait for second batch if late.
See how small the place
Soup of The Day or 例汤. Usually some veg thrown in with the greasy goose bones.
Char Siew and Roast Goose Platter (RMB68)
Goose Liver (RMB4)
Char Siew too lean for me

Rating: 4/5.

Taste: Roast goose not bad. The skin is the key factor. Very yummy. Flesh is tender. Char siew is typical lah, lean and a bit chewy cos of the tendons.

Portion: Average.

Price: As above on the pics.

Service: Fast and poor.

Ambience: Small, crampy and loud.

RTE: Tapao maybe. Will ask the runners to tapao next time.

Location: 93 Huafa N Rd, HuaQiang Bei, Futian Qu, Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, 518000. Hours: 9.30am to 9pm daily. Tel: +86 755 8376 3344 (Check stock or orders)



Hey guys,
Sorry haven’t been writing as I’m away in Shenzhen now for a short holiday cum errands trip till this Sunday. After landing in Singapore ok that morning, I’ll be checking out House of Peranakan at Frankel Avenue that very day. So more reviews coming your way soon!

In the meantime, you can follow my instantaneous foot prints on Instagram (@eatwithroy) or on Facebook ( and see what Shenzhen is like now and also all the food that I’ll be trying!

In the meantime, take care y’all and have a great weekend!

Big Roy

Simply Life – Shenzhen, China


Another cafe that I would like to own… Check out the pics below:

Lovely exterior
But first, lemme take a selfie!
Their array of buns… They didn’t allow me to take pics but I was too fast for them. Having an iPhone helps loads!
Failed attempt on latte art but the house blend was pretty good. Medium boldness, suspect poor extraction.
Clam Chowder… like having tasteless cream
Beef Burger – RMB$45. Not bad but quite small.
Sitting outside having your meals during winter is the best!

Rating: 4/5.

Taste: Burger is ok. Soup can skip. Usually the folks who frequent there orders the breads and a coffee and hang there for the whole bloody day so that people like us go there will not find a table.

Portion: Small.

Service: Can be improved.

Ambience: Nice, but weekends the crowd is madness!

RTE: Yeah for the breads.

Price: Burgers for RMB$45, soups can’t remember but don’t bother. Latte was around RMB$28.

Location: 罗湖区宝安南路1881号万象城二期. Tel: 22211782. They have another branch at Coco Park as well.

Maan Coffee (Shekou main branch) – Shenzhen, China


This coffee house is located pretty far away from where I used to stay in Shenzhen. They are at Shekou are which is around RMB$80 cab ride from my place in Futian district. Shekou is a place where there are loads of expats, reason is there are factories in that area and also there are direct ferries to Hong Kong International Airport where there are more flight options to reach their home/destinations. Shenzhen International Airport is practically a domestic airport with a few international flights… The gate for the international flights shows… small and a lot less grand than that of the domestic!

Ok enough of bitching. Maan Coffee I’ve heard about it many times but only managed to visit that place a couple of months back. Found the place with a friend who drove,  and parking was really bad. We had to literally beg the security to let us park outside the coffee house. We managed to find a lot and then check out the place.

Full of lavish lightings
Very industrial look with a mezzanine and 3rd floor. Renovation must have costed an arm and a leg…
“Hey waiter, I want the book up there…”
Many tai tais frequent this place…
Counter and kitchen
Food range is not bad. Taste pretty ok.
These cute bears aren’t for sale… they are passed to you after your order so that the waiters know where to deliver the food and drinks to. No, you can’t take home.
Latte came without any art
2 strips of sugared toast served with every drink. nice.
stairs leading to 3rd floor
wash rooms
Interesting wood concept toilets
Individual rooms for group gatherings, no extra charge, first come first serve basis.

Rating: 5/5.

Taste: 5/5. Latte was pretty well done. Espresso was pulled well and milk was at the right temperature. A lot better than the other Korean chain joint Hollys. Love the sugared toast that is served together with the coffee. Very thoughtful. Didn’t try the food as we were there after a filling lunch.

Portion: Good size cup.

Service: 5/5. I have to say they are really good for their service.

Ambience: 5/5. Full points! Renovation is not cheap!

Price: RMB$28 per cup.

RTE: If I’m in that area, of course!

Location: 南山区东滨路4076号中泰艺术名庭一栋1-2楼. Tel: 86660168. They just opened another one at 福田区车公庙泰然六路深业泰然大厦E座一楼 which I’ll review in my later posts. 🙂

小桃园酒家 Arcadia Restaurant – Shenzhen, China


In Guangdong China, you have to eat dim sum. But where to have dimsum since everywhere has dimsum? One of the best places for good dimsum is not in a 5 star hotel or some posh restaurant but at this Arcadia Restaurant located in Luohu of Shenzhen. This place is really crowded and dimsum is available from 9am-5pm daily. This time, I had one of the best tables with the lovely view of the river that divides Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Check out my video below:

Overall Rating: 5/5. Good price, taste good, good views!

Location罗湖区人民南路1168号罗湖商业城写字楼5字楼5007铺.   Tel: 82322833

阿强酸菜鱼 – Guangzhou, China


This Preserved Vegetables Fish restaurant chain has already 6 outlets in Guangzhou and seems like they are expanding slowly but steadily. The boss is originally from Szechuan but has been in Guangzhou for the longest time. The first outlet was open more than a decade ago in a small village and it has since carved a name for themselves. Anyways check out my video of the place below:

Overall Rating: 4/5. The place was too warm, air-condition not strong enough. I was eating in a pool of sweat!

Location: 天河区 林乐路421号远晖大厦2楼(中旅商务大厦对面)  Tel: 020-38824210