Everyone thinks of cha chaan teng when it comes to casual dining in Hong Kong. For the uninitiated, cha chaan teng is a no-pretense, fuss-free local eatery in Hong Kong that serves comfort food at affordable prices. These local diners are everywhere in Hong Kong and you will always find locals dining in those nondescript outlets.
A cha chaan teng is not known for service, unfortunately. It is really a place where you eat and go, or do a few quick readings of your newspapers. That said, the essence lies in savouring a moment of local delicacy amidst the humdrum of the city life.
A trip to Hong Kong is not complete without eating at Cha Chaan Teng. Here is our guide to the best cha chaan teng in Hong Kong that we can always count on for a good local meal.
AUSTRALIAN DAIRY COMPANY
Australian Dairy Company is probably the first name that comes to mind when Hong Kong cha chaan teng is mentioned. Yes, you have to make a visit to the famous outlet in Jordan for they serve the BEST scrambled eggs and ham macaroni.
Australian Dairy Company is very much a quick service restaurant; you are not meant to linger here. They operate with a ruthless efficiency: you order, eat, pay and go. And by the way, no service here at all. The staff (no matter which year, which month, which day you go) are all perpetually rude, grumpy and fierce.
We got scolded for merely taking a photo of our food. Yes, you have been warned.
47 Parkes Street, Jordan, Hong Kong Tel: +852 2730 1356 (Closed on Thursdays) Mon to Sun: 7.30am – 11pm Nearest Station: Jordan