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:
Taste: Not bad. Tasted better but nice enough to curb my cravings. A bit on the oily side though.
Service: Slow… Cos 24hrs… lesser staff?
Ambience: Smoking now disallowed inside aircon areas but still you get some assholes smoking inside.
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 (www.fb.com/eatwithroy) 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!
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.
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. 🙂
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!
I didn’t write which city this time because this is everywhere in China. I don’t think all of them are franchise or even part of a chain, just that the menu is almost the same. Nevertheless I’m writing about this because this is what the mainlanders eat day in and out due to the cheap prices and also accessibility. I used to eat this a lot from the day I moved to China, till I left. Nevertheless, I want my readers here to know where are the affordable food in China as well.
Overall Rating: 4/5. Very value for money and it’s everywhere! However, the standards of the food differs in every town they are in.
A couple-friend in Shenzhen asked me out for dinner recently and we decided to check this place out in Dongmen, one of the shopping places in Shenzhen. I seldom go to Dongmen reason because the place is always extremely crowded and it is a notorious place for pickpocket syndicates. Nevertheless, I would be extra careful whenever I’m in the area.
Found the restaurant which is just across the street of the new 1234 Mall, and had to wait for our table. The queue is even longer during weekends! Check out my comments with the pictures below:
Overall a decent place for a good sushi meal. The freshness in the ingredients can be tasted and also witness (so crowded means the supplies are usually fresh!). Go try it and let me know if you like it too!
Location: 罗湖区东门东升广场休闲玻璃屋1号. Tel: 82292858. Don’t think they take reservations but if your group is big, just call them.
Go after 8pm. Half price for all the items. Not many people know. (Hope they still have this policy)
Always keep your belongings in front of you. Wallets and phones in front pockets. Bags sling to the front… yes, even haversacks, in front!
I have been in Shenzhen for the longest time and I’m always faced with bad pollution and congestion in the city. Never knew this Dapeng Peninsula really exist within Shenzhen! Partly also because I don’t have a car here. If I do, I’ll be venturing to look for chill out spots and of course, food. 🙂 Dapeng Peninsula is situated along the coast east side of Shenzhen, within Longgang District. A fishing village, their attraction is the fortress that was built in the year 1394 to protect the village from pirates. The trip there from the city is around 2 hours by car. Don’t bother by public bus, you’ll die inside the bus, more than 3 hours and can’t go many places! My friend Ron told me about this place and decided to visit that place on my birthday and so we had about 5 of us, rented a MPV and off we went!
There are a lot more pictures which I didn’t load here but you can view them on my Facebook album http://on.fb.me/1nmyxpB. Yeah loads of food pictures there too. We were basically eating, walking, eating, walking, etc… Lovely day out, although very tired but was fun. You too can check out this place! Definitely a change from the usual polluted city life! ;P
Tips: Watch out for tourists traps along the seafood street. Compare prices first and make sure you see them weighing your seafood.