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.
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.
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.
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)
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!
Discovered a nice dessert place also in the Shui Wei town of the Futian District in Shenzhen. I’ve walked past this place before twice and only went in to check it out on the third time. It is said to be originated from HK but I haven’t seen this in HK though… The cafe is nicely decorated like a usual HK Cafe (Cha Can Ting) and was greeted when we stepped into the place. Check out the video that I’ve done below:
Overall Rating: 4.5/5. Could be a full 5 if the latte was prepared better. The poor pulling of the espresso shot was apparent in the taste. Waffles was awesome, good portioning and the set was totally value for money.
If you’ve visited Shenzhen, China, you probably might not know this place. Although situated near the Futian customs, this place is not known to tourists or even most locals. Located at the midst of Shui Wei Village of Huanggang Town, you can’t miss this corner cafe with its nicely renovated interior and exterior. Check out the food I tried below:
Rating: 4/5. Confusing menu which I’ll write about in my next post!
Taste: 5/5. Value for money and taste good at the same time!
Service: 4/5. Quite good service overall.
Ambience: 4/5. Nice decor but smoking still present even though the government has banned smoking indoors.
Price: Very affordable. Whole meal for 2 is around RMB$110. No tipping required.
RTE: Yes if around that area!
Location: See last pic.
Tips: Sit near the door if you don’t smoke like me. 🙂
Seems like many first times… if not I will not be writing about them haha… I was heading to my favorite coffee place and was looking for some food before that and I found this place. Apparently it’s a famous chain in Hong Kong since 1974 and they have expanded into Shenzhen since 2002. This place can get quite crowded and there’ll be lots of seats outside this place for those who wanna wait.
I didn’t try a lot as I’m controlling my food intake and was alone. So I tried what a Cha Can Ting should be good for; the pork chop bun and century egg porridge. The pork chop bun was really good, at least the pork chops were not dry. Well seasoned and juicy. The porridge was just awesome. With shreds of pork, and a lot of it, to flavor the porridge totally. These 2 items alone I give it 5 stars. Will check out their roast meats the next time.