16 May 2016

Cha Chaan Teng 茶餐廳



If you come to Hong Kong, you will most definitely see the many little cha chaan tengs (茶餐廳; literally, tea restaurants) in the city.  If you're adventurous enough, you might even want to go in and sample some cha chaan teng fare, or at least try a milk tea (Hong Kong style!).  I don't go to cha chaan tengs often, but some of these humble little outlets serve really good value food that people queue up for.

There is a coffee shop in Stanley that we often frequent on Sundays.  We  usually cozy up in one of their armchairs with a coffee or a chillino while we wait for the kids. Last Sunday, I'd needed to get something from one of the shops.  On the way, right behind the coffee place, I'd discovered this little gem of a cha chaan teng!  I'd never noticed it before and it was absolutely charming!  Partly alfresco, wooden benches; plastic Coke crates as tables, plenty of antique-y bric-à-brac. It has such a throwback, old Hong Kong feel.  It seems that they serve the usual cha chaan teng fare of noodles, milk tea, shumai (燒賣), etc.  I don't know if it's any good, but I'd love to check it out one of these days.






12 COMMENTS:

Tamar SB said...

What a great shop! I'd love to get to Hong Kong one day!!

abrianna said...

That is a sweet little place. I will look forward to yourr eport of the food and drink there.

jandi said...

It looks awesome! I'd also love to visit HK one day!

Lisa said...

it does look like a charming place to spend time. I love the colorful decor and think I could browse for hours and not see everything! #LTTL

Sharon said...

What a fascinating coffee shop! It's nothing like our local Starbucks, for sure :)

edenhills said...

That does look like a wonderful shop!

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

What a great photo! I would like to stop by a coffee shop like this. Reminds me of some little cafes I have been in Central America (usually next to the beach).

CountryMouse said...

That looks like a great place to check out. Lovely capture of it. It looks very busy with so much to see.

Amy Franks said...

The best places to enjoy food and coffee are the small places that don't attract crowds :-)

Kim Cunningham said...

This would be right up my alley. I love non-franchise-y shops like this.

Lisa Kerner said...

This is a fun little spot. I love all the use of red in the shop. Thanks for showing us your part of the world.

Lisa @ Life Thru the Lens

pixiedusk said...

Awww I am from the Philippines and I always go to HK! And I so love the ambiance there and cafe/restaurant looks awesome! Cases as table stand - awesome! #photofriday

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