We were on our way to Hong Kong National Film Archives as our last stop for today’s Heritage Trail, and made a quick stop for a late lunch.
There were 2 restaurants with attractive neon signboards here, 太興 Tai Hing Roast (apparently a chain of roast meat restaurants), with roasted meat as specialty, and 靠得住 Trusty Congee King, with congee as specialty, with a seasonal special of rice dumpling.
Thinking that it would be hard to beat the roasted goose that we had yesterday, plus the picture of the rice dumpling looked so good, and since the English translation of 靠得住 is TRUSTWORTHY, we decided that 靠得住 it shall be!
[Incidentally, we realized while writing this post, that 靠得住 Trusty Congee King is actually a brand under 太興 Tai Hing 🙂 That probably explains why they are just side-by-side.)
During our previous trip to Hong Kong, we enjoyed the Ping Shan Heritage Trail 元朗屏山文物徑 very much. This time, we decided to check out 筲箕灣 Shau Kei Wan, which was a fishing village in the olden times, and now, a place quite popular for food. We roughly followed the guide by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, that would bring us to various places of worship (link below).
But first, we needed breakfast! We took the MTR to Shau Kei Wan Station 筲箕灣站. From Exit A2, we walked along Aldrich Street 愛秩序街, and turn left into Kam Wa Street 金華街 to the Shau Kei Wan Street Market 筲箕灣街市. It was a very bustling place, with many locals doing their groceries, fishmongers with their fishes jumping around… What a sight!
So we read that there is this very popular egglet 雞蛋仔 stall in Shau Kei Wan 筲箕灣 where there’s perpetually long queues.
We managed to find it just as it was starting to open after some walking around, and true enough a small queue has already been formed close to 11am!
For HKD 15, we got ourselves a huge egglet 雞蛋仔. The crispy bits were really fragrant and delicious, and your teeth would sink into the chewy insides beneath the crispy exterior 🙂 However, it was not cooked evenly, so we had to throw away the uncooked parts 😦
Nevertheless, we were now ready to start our heritage trail!
We had read about this rather popular Cha Chan Teng 茶餐廳 and decided to come here for breakfast before doing the heritage trail on our 2nd day in Hong Kong!
At 10am on a hot Saturday morning, there was a relatively long queue. Thankfully, the queue moved rather fast and we were seated within 10 minutes.
We ordered 黑松露炒蛋多士 Scrambled Eggs with Truffle on Toast (HKD 40)，特色猪扒包 Devil’s Pork Chop Bun (HKD 20), Coffee and Milk Tea. The scrambled eggs were really very excellent! Moist and buttery, it was an oh-so-heavenly breakfast option! The thick toast was soft and went well with the eggs. The pork chop bun was really a devil because of the very spicy wasabi mayonnaise 😮
Note that Chrisly Cafe is also known as Capital Cafe.
- Location: 筲箕灣筲箕灣東大街185-187號順景樓地下, Shop 185-187, Shau Kei Wan East Street, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong
- Hrs: 7am – 11pm
- Nearest MTR: Shau Kei Wan 筲箕灣