What do food and beverage staples like polo buns, egg tarts, pork chop rice, and milk tea have in common? All of them are some favourites that define Hong Kong cuisine. That being said, here is our pick of 8 Hong Kong Eateries in KL & PJ To Satisfy Your Craving.
1) Kam Kee Cafe
Strategically located near the entrance of The Starling Mall, the Hong Kong-based cha chaan teng Kam Kee Cafe originally made its first international debut in 2020. I only got to try some of their famous food and drinks early this year. First up is their assorted range of polo buns, where I ordered the basic variety that comes with a thick slab of butter. Simple as it may look, it’s comforting and delicious and certainly pairs well with a cup of their signature hot Hong Kong Milk Tea or the unique Almond Tea topped with egg white. Another bestseller — their Hong Kong Egg Tarts, a snack-worthy morsel of thick and flaky tart shell with sweet and custardy egg filling in the middle.
Address: G-032, Ground Floor, The Starling, Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
I first encountered this corner-lot restaurant in the bustling neighbourhood of Kuchai Lama around last year. They serve plenty of reasonably-priced Hong Kong-inspired food and beverages here from their signature duck rice with fried egg to polo bun with a slice of butter or a scoop of ice cream and egg tart. Best paired with their Hong Kong milk tea or coffee, which is served either hot or iced. Togather also serves other food like Buttermilk Chicken Rice, Pineapple Fried Rice, Tom Yam Seafood Meehoon, and Fish & Chips (frankly, I have to say they have lots of choices available as you flip their menu). Apart from their Kuchai Lama outlet, they also have a few branches around the Klang Valley area.
(Kuchai Lama) 32, Jalan Kuchai Maju 1, Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park, 58200 Kuala Lumpur.
(Puchong) 1, Jalan Kenari 8, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47170 Puchong, Selangor.
(Kepong) No. 2, Kepong, Jalan Rimbunan Raya, Laman Rimbunan, 52100 Kuala Lumpur.
A casual dining spot located at Plaza Usahawan Genting Kelang, Mrs Yau Canteen specialises in Hong Kong-style cuisines and fusion food as well. But let’s talk about the former, beginning with their popular Baked Pork Chop Cheese Rice with Tomato Sauce. For Hong Kong snacks, they have Curry Fish Ball and Fried Fish Cake and finally, wash your food down with hot or cold Hong Kong milk tea or a glass of refreshing Iced Tea with lime & the blackcurrant goodness of Ribena.
Address: 42A, Plaza Usahawan Genting Kelang, Jalan Danau Niaga 1, Taman Danau Kota, Setapak, 53300 Kuala Lumpur.
Restoran Jin Xuan Hong Kong, which has several outlets in KL and PJ areas, is best known for its assorted Hong Kong dim sum. Their outlets are typically crowded during the weekend so expect a queue to get a table. Looking at their menu, some of Jin Xuan Hong Kong’s recommended items include siu mai, har gaw and baked custard bun.
Chatterbox prides itself in offering authentic Hong Kong cuisines, where you can locate them in 163 Mont Kiara and Bangsar Village. Choices are aplenty here, with comfort-food options like Sweet & Sour Pork Rice, Pork Chop Rice with Egg, and Beef Fried Rice. Speaking of fried rice, do try their signature Yong Chow Fried Rice — all beautifully stir-fried with enough wok hei, coupled with added savoury-sweetness of prawns and sliced char siew. When comes to their beverages, they serve good Hong Kong-style milk tea and so does some of the other choices like Hong Kong-style Lemon Tea, Boiled Coke with Ginger and the thirst-quenching 7up with Salted Plum.
(163 Mont Kiara) Unit #19, 8 , Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
(Bangsar Village) First Floor, 1, Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Here’s a Hong Kong restaurant that is particularly famous for employing TVB actor Kenneth Ma as their ambassador. Jordan Hong Kong Restaurant has two outlets in KL and PJ area including Kepong and Sunway Pyramid. And before that, they already have an outlet in Ipoh. Let’s start with their snacks, where they offer familiar varieties like assorted polo buns (butter/pork chop) and curry fish balls.
Moving on to their rice dishes, among their popular dishes include Pork Chop Rice and Chicken Chop Rice, both of which are served with a side of fried egg. Not to mention savoury Cheese Baked Rice, where you have the choice of chicken chop and pork chop, just to name a few. Of course, no Hong Kong food would be complete without pairing them with some of the drinks like milk tea (Jordan’s Milk Tea), Red Bean Milk Tea and Ice Lemon Tea.
(Kepong) No 3, Jalan Metro Perdana Barat 2, Taman Usahawan Kepong, 52100 Kuala Lumpur.
(Sunway Pyramid) Lot F1.73, No 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Sunway City, Subang Jaya, 47500 Selangor.
How often do you get to see a place that sells mainly Hong Kong polo buns? Enter All Day Polo Bun, which basically says it all in its name. As expected, they serve fresh and warm polo buns with different fillings such as the good old butter slice, pork chop and chicken chop. Need more fillings in a single polo bun? Well, they got them covered too, namely luncheon meat + egg luncheon meat + egg and mozzarella cheese + pork chop. Don’t forget to wash it down with one of their beverages, namely milk tea.
(SS2) 20, Jalan SS2/10, Taman Bahagia, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
(Taman Desa) 6, Jln 5/109f, Taman Danau Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur.
A good place to chill out with your family or friends, Ah Muk Cha Chaan Teng has over 40 Hong Kong-style and fusion food to choose from. Starting with their appetisers, indulge in their Polo Bun served with a side of Australian salted butter or enjoy their signature French Toast topped with maple syrup and grounded peanut. They also serve baked cheese rice, complete with a slab of pork chop and pineapple cubes or slurp one of their gong zai mein (HK instant noodles) paired with familiar ingredients like luncheon meat and pork chop. Finally, cool down with one of their refreshing beverages such as 7up with Lemon & Sour Plum or Ice Blended Creamy Red Bean Drink.
Address: G3, Wisma Setapak 33, Jalan 3/23d, Off Jalan Genting Kelang, Taman Danau Kota, 53100 Kuala Lumpur.
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