Happiness is having familiar ‘home’ food overseas 🙂
A few days away from home means no home cooked food, no comfort food. Since I do not really fancy the chinese food in Sydney, i suggested a slightly different version of chinese food – cantonese food.
New Hong Kong Cafe restaurant is located just 2 blocks away from where we stay and very near chinatown. We decided to lunch here before we begin our free and easy day of mostly shopping.
We started with drinks. Traditional HK hot milk tea, yuzu tea and, lemon and honey drink. Milk tea is smooth and fragrant but i feel that its a little tad too sweet to my liking. Probably is because i always ask for less sugar or no sugar, on days which i feel i have to be healthier, haha~~ The citrus yuzu tea is very refreshing, both smell and taste. A good perk me up drink to start off the gloomy weather day. Hot honey drink is enhanced by the lemon slices, which is of the right taste, not too sweet – love it too.
Our simple main course lunch is the traditional luncheon meat and egg macaroni soup. I ordered mine with the instant noodles instead. I like to break the half cooked egg yolk and mixed it into the soup to drink together, like hokkien egg drop soup with bean curd skin. The luncheon meat is quite salty when eaten alone. But goes well with the macaroni or instant noodles and soup as its pretty bland. Overall the taste is a okay.
As it started to rain, quite heavily in fact, we ordered another drink and a side dish, to will off the time by eating while waiting for the rain to stop. Ice milk tea with pearls are great. Not too sweet probably due to the ice and pearls are chewy – yummy. Stir-fry long beans with minced meat and black sauce with the right amount of oil is delicious too. By the time we finished all the food, the rain has almost stopped and we can begin our shopping spree~~~
New Hong Kong Cafe is located at 88/1 Dixon Street, Sydney CBD NSW. They offer many other traditional HK foods as well at a very affordable price, between 10 to 20 australian dollars per person. For more information, please visit their website at www.newhongkongcafe.com.au.
Happy travellers despite gloomy weather- Lunch at New Hong Kong Cafe before shopping!
On our way up to the restaurant at level 2.
Traditional HK luncheon meat and eggs macaroni. I had mine with instant noodles (see featured picture at the top for this blog).
Sharing the HK ice milk tea with pearls and stir-fry long beans with minced meat in black sauce.
Clockwise from top left: Traditional HK hot milk tea, hot yuzu tea and hot lemon and honey drink on a cold and wet day.Share our happiness