Travel to Hong Kong instantly with a bite at So Good Char Chan Tang, an upbeat casual dining café which has opened at Capitol Singapore.

Its original outlet is at Midview City at 26 Sin Ming Lane, while there is another city branch at TripleOne Somerset.

This cha chaan teng or Hong Kong-style café genuinely reflects the streets of modern-day Hong Kong and has been quite popular with local Singaporeans as well.

The good news is, it opens from 8am during weekdays, and 9am weekends. Its long operating hours allow you to grab any meal from breakfast to dinner.

For brekkie or a tea-time snack, try the aromatic Crispy Bun with Condensed Milk ($2.00). Pair it with Hong Kong-Style Milk Tea ($2.20 for hot, $2.50 for cold) for a classic rendezvous of flavours.

Make it more filling with an order of roasted barbecue meats. Smoky and flavourful, the meats are served with either noodles or rice.

Other chef-recommended mains include Curry Beef Brisket Rice ($8.00), Baked Cheese Spaghetti Bolognese ($8.50), Fried Rice with Pork Chop & Fried Eggs ($9.50), and Fried Hor Fun with Beef ($9.80).

Note that there are only 30 portions of the Beef Hor Fun every day, and they are usually sold out.

The Baked Egg Tart ($3.60 for 2 pcs) perhaps the most popular Hong Kong pastry, has delicately flaky tart filled with a silky-smooth egg custard.

Relish it as part of a high tea, or just snack a piece or two with Iced Red Bean ($3.00).

Created with a recipe by Hong Kong chefs, the Polo Bun with Butter ($2.30) is good as a tea-time snack.

The outer layer is not as checkered as the usual, but the outer layer still had the crustiness and pleasant sugared-buttery layer. The inside texture was on the softer doughy side.

Something quite classically cha chaan teng fare, the Baked Tomato Pork Chop Rice ($9.50) begins with seasoned lean pork chops, tenderized, marinated and cooked over an oiled pan ‘til golden brown.

The chops are cooked in a rich tomato sauce, before laid over a bed of rice in a baking dish. Once assembled, it is baked ‘til a crust form on top.

A recipe that’s uniquely Hong Kong, with recipe from the Head Chef from Hong Kong with many years of culinary experience.

So Good Char Chan Tang
Capitol Singapore #01-17/18, 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178884
Opening Hours: 8am – 9pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 9pm (Sat – Sun)

Other outlets at:
26 Sin Ming Lane, #01-121B Midview City, Singapore 573971
Opening Hours: 8am – 8:30pm (Mon – Sun)

111 Somerset Rd, #01-16 TripleOne Somerset, Singapore 238164
Opening Hours: 8am – 9pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 9pm (Sat – Sun)

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