Tsui Wah Restaurant
15 Wellington St, Central, Hong Kong
Comfort Food at Tsui WahAt the famed Tsui Wah Restaurant in Central, pair a fresh egg tart with a signature mixture of coffee and milk for a taste of old Hong Kong. The origins of this classic “cha chaan teng” café go back to 1967 when it was a modest neighborhood joint serving the beloved basics — like tea and crispy buns with sweet condensed milk. Today it’s the McDonald’s of Hong Kong comfort food, with dozens of outlets all over the city and the region. You can still get the basics plus a lot more, from sizzling king prawns with fried noodles to Hainanese chicken rice, and Kagoshima-style pork Cartilage with tossed instant noodles. The Wellington Street outlet is considered the most well known, patronized all day and into the night when clubbers from the nearby Lan Kwai Fong clubs and bars stop by for some nourishment after partying into the wee hours. Tsui Wah is so popular, their holding company Tsui Holdings Limited is listed publicly on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.