Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe – Exciting & Tantalising New Items
Photos by Maureen Ow, Miss Tam Chiak.
Inspired by Hong Kong’s contemporary yet traditional food culture, Xin Wang Hong Kong Café started with the vision to be more than just a normal ‘Cha Chaan Teng’. It’s been around for more than a decade, and the brand has been growing from strength to strength. Xin Wang’s refreshed menu comes with more than 30 new dishes that will leave you spoilt for choice. Here’s a little help on the new items that you can consider trying!
We couldn’t resist the new Tim Sum items. The Baked Black Pepper Chicken Bo Lo Bun ($4.50) and Baked Char Siew Bo Lo Bun ($4.50) sounded heavenly. The buns are crusty, with a buttery fragrance, and consist of a good amount of meat fillings. While the black pepper sauce gave the buns a little more edge, we preferred the char siew buns for its slightly sweet finish. Century Egg Chicken ($4.50) Tim Sum features a thin layer of dumpling wrap encasing chunks of tender chicken and creamy century egg.
For a heartier meal, go for the Yang Zhou Fried Rice ($9.90) and Dace & Black Bean Fried Rice ($9.90). The latter is skilfully stir-fried and tossed over an open flame with dace and black bean. The fragrance from these two ingredients is bound to ignite your senses. Besides fried rice, Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe is introducing interesting steamed rice dishes such as Char Siew & Kai Lan Silky Egg Rice ($8.90), and Seafood & Kai Lan Silky Egg Rice ($9.90).
Bring along a group of hungry pals and dig into 5 new items that are great for sharing. Among the 5 new items, the Hot Pot Braised Beancurd with Mushroom ($8.50) and Tri-egg Chinese Spinach ($7.90) are our favourite. The former boasts a silky smooth beancurd and slightly chewy mushrooms drenched in a flavourful gravy. The latter, on the other hand, is commonly found at Zi Char stalls. Though the dish sounds simple to prepare, using only century egg, salted egg, normal egg, and spinach, it’s the chef’s cooking techniques that make or break the dish. In this case, good job Xin Wang!
You may like to consider the Lychee Sweet & Sour Pork ($8.90), Stir-fried Chicken with Dried Chilli & Gong Bao Chicken ($8.90), as well as, the Egg Omelette with Char Siew & Prawns ($7.50). We were surprised by the pleasant sweetness of the pork which is accentuated by the addition of lychee.
To be honest, whenever we visit Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe, we would usually order their baked rice. So, imagine our delight when we sawCheese Baked Rice with Char Siew ($10.90) on the menu! A thick layer of luscious Mozzarella cheese is gloriously melted atop the dish. Oh, how indulgent!
The other Western dish that is a new inclusion on the menu is the Ying Yong Sauce Spaghetti with Seafood ($11.50). Inspired by Hong Kong’s popular beverage, Ying Yong, this out-of-the-box creation comprises homemade tomato and cream sauce,a double-specialty signature. This dish is accompanied by juicy prawns and chewy squids.
Remember to save some room for dessert! The latest desserts on the menu are Walnut & Almond Steamed Milk Pudding ($4.50), Red Bean Pancake ($6.50), HK Milk Tea Pudding ($3.90), and Home-made Cold Beancurd with Grass Jelly & Longan Nata ($4.50). The HK Milk Tea Pudding is sweet, with a condensed milk aftertaste. Featuring a silky soft texture, the pudding was the most enjoyable dessert of all.
The atmosphere is very relaxed and comfortable, and we certainly had a great time hanging with our friends over good food while singing along to retro Chinese hits. This wallet-friendly eatery can be very packed on weekends, so be there early to avoid the queue.
Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe
Address: #06-08/09/10, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri & Eve of PH 11am to 11pm. Sat, Sun & PH 10am to 11pm.
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