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2016-04-23 186 views
Founded in 2005, Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe is possibly the most successful brand of Hong Kong style 'cha chaan teng' / tea-house in Singapore. Known for opening till the wee hours of the morning in popular youth hangouts and nightspots, Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe is also popular for their snow ice desserts, thick toasts, and simple stir-fried noodles or rice dishes.Ambience at Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe is clean, modern, and functional, but with little decor. Plush cushioned booths and simple wooden fur
Ambience at Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe is clean, modern, and functional, but with little decor. Plush cushioned booths and simple wooden furniture line the spot-lit dining area, alternating shadows and light playing across the coloured walls. Tables are closely packed, which means the place is noisy and buzzing most of the time. The biggest draw for them is their longer than usual opening hours, suitable for late suppers or early breakfasts.
Service at Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe is mostly decent, with staff being polite, and quick to attend to diners. As expected, the more senior staff tend to demonstrate better service levels, showing guests more attention. Requests are quickly fulfilled, as are orders, so expect short waiting times of within 5 - 10 minutes, even during peak periods. I also note that staff quickly clear empty / dirty tables, but in their haste, they only do a quick wipe of the tables, rather than a proper cleaning.
Food at Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe is focused on mostly Hong Kong cuisine, Chinese Cantonese cuisine, and snacks. Dishes are mostly simple and quick to prepare, but this also means not as good value for money compared to other restaurants. Fortunately, portions are large, and prices are still wallet-friendly, good enough for everyday casual dining. Most dishes are tasty to a passable standard, you just have to know what to order here!
Loved the comforting Wanton Dumplings Soup (SGD $5.90), with its light, delicate soup / broth that has a slight sweetness. The large, meaty wanton dumplings are tightly packed in a medium-thick skin, with a generous amount of fresh prawns / shrimp, and minced pork, having a good savoury sweet flavour. Excellent!