Before Christmas last year (LOL, one of my most overdue post!), I took half a day off from work to treat my mom to a simple pre-Christmas lunch(: This is because we don’t really have the tradition of celebrating Christmas since it’s just myself and her anyway.
My mom is a pretty traditional Asian mom so the place to eat at has to be non-Western/Japanese so it took me awhile to think of where to treat her for the lunch. Oh, and the reason for treating her to lunch instead of dinner is because nowadays, she’s unable to take a heavy dinner. She won’t be able to enjoy her food if I were to take her out to dinner, so lunch was it!
And back to the topic, yeah, I decided on… Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe at Plaza Singapura! That’s because I thought she would prefer Hong Kong food instead of normal Chinese food at Lao Beijing or Crystal Jade.
Those can wait till more special occasions like her birthday ;p
So here’s introducing…
Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe is a relatively popular Hong Kong Cafe in Singapore and it has about 14 outlets here and even has 2 outlets overseas. Just like it’s name, you can tell what it serves – Hong Kong food! The following are the featured food items on their menu, which coincidentally, are also the street favourite food of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore.
So we were waiting outside for the host to lead us to our table but well, it was a rather long wait as no one really noticed us for quite a bit. A minus point for that.
Feeling bored, I snapped a couple of photos. Gotta mention that there signboard outside makes the food look super appetizing!
Finally, we were led to our table and given the menu to browse thru.
Hohoho, my mom looks so serious deciding what she wants to eat!
So let’s take a look at the Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe menu shall we? And as usual, let’s have the pictures do the talking. I’m so lazy. Hehe. But I will say this – the menu is pretty extensive!
So, we were quite spoiled for choice, but in the end, we finally made our orders!
Our orders came pretty quickly, with our drinks served first. As usual, pictures – do your work!
*Note, no prices this time round because..I forgot HAHA!
Started off with my Condensed milk and peanut butter thick toast! And nope, she didn’t want Tim Sum and I didn’t feel like eating it either that day XD So I ordered this instead.
It was all great at first…till my mom refused to help me to eat! ROAR! Then it grew to be a chore cos the peanut butter was SO THICK! Was so afraid I would get a sore throat after I ate everything.
My mom ordered the Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe Signature Fried Noodles as she saw the display outside and wanted to try it.
Wasn’t fantastic unfortunately. WAYYYYYY too salty – said my mom and I! And I asked if she wanted to get something else instead, but she didn’t want to ;/
Anyway, for my case, I had the Bamboo Rice with Chinese Sausage and Mushrooms.
To me, I felt that the rice was rather bland and tasteless. Has to be eaten with the Chinese Sausage to give it a salty taste.
So yeah, imagine, it’s still a tad bland even after mixing all of the ingredients together!
Without the sausages, I just couldn’t finish the rest of the rice. ;/
Oh and while I was still finishing my food, I asked for my mom’s dessert of Fresh Almond Cream to be served.
Again, she didn’t have a good review on it as she said it tasted as if it just came out of the packet. Yeah, my mom’s a relatively serious cook in her younger days so she can be rather picky. In my case, I didn’t try it cos..well, I’m even more pickier! I only take certain Chinese desserts ;p
If I remember right, the total bill came up to about $40++ for both of us? I totally forgot to take a photo of the receipt so I can’t remember. Well, on the whole, we didn’t really have a great experience at Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe. The food is mediocre, service is well – average and we didn’t really enjoy the food there. So yes, you won’t see me gushing over Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe any time soon.
And will give it a pass in the future.
Much prefer Kim Gary Hong Kong Cafe instead(:
Thanks for reading!