New in town: Hong Kong Day. Cha Kee — Eatery with loaded bolo buns, satay beef macaroni & peanut butter French toast

Hong Kong Day. Cha Kee is an eatery opened by a pair of Hong Kong siblings that’s located at 165 Thomson Road right next to United Square. With a colour palette of green and red, the restaurant stands out from the sea of other establishments.

hong kong day - restaurant front

The interior is equally charming with vintage-looking tiles and wooden banquettes. It gives you the impression that you’ve teleported to Hong Kong for a short while.

hong kong day - restaurant interior

The first thing that arrived at our table was the Peanut Butter French Toast (S$4.50). The delightful mini French toasts looked like mini golden ‘cushions’ of bread stacked up on a pool of rich honey. There was also a luxurious slab of butter on top.

hong kong day - french toast

I plunged my fork into one of the pieces and closed my eyes momentarily as I plunged into French toast euphoria.

The bread was encased in a flawless layer of golden-brown caramelised egg batter and the sweet honey that coated it made the combination super satisfying. You’re then greeted by a nutty and crunchy peanut butter filling which sealed the deal for me.

hong kong day - french toast closeup

We then moved on to the Noodles Set (S$8.80). Here, you’ll get a noodle of your choice (Nissin noodles, macaroni, vermicelli and spaghetti) as well as 2 toppings, and it’s served with scrambled egg and butter toast.

We decided on the macaroni and added fried egg and satay beef (+S$2).

According to my colleague, Ansel, satay meat is apparently a thing in Hong Kong. Silly old me thought that the eatery tried to fuse Singapore’s satay with their dish to suit our local taste buds.

hong kong day - macaroni with beef

Upon taking my first mouthful of macaroni, the satay beef didn’t resemble anything like our localised dish. Instead, it was fragrant with a blend of spices which paired really well with the faintly herbal broth.

hong kong day - macaroni closeup

We also wanted to order the Bolo Bun with Pork Chop (S$6.80) but unfortunately it wasn’t available. So instead, we tried the Bolo Bun with Butter (S$2.50). The butter was creamy but we felt that the bun was a little dry and underwhelming.

hong kong day - bolo bun

For drinks, we got the cold HK Style Milk Tea (S$4). It was served in a cute bottle which resembled old-school soft drinks. It wasn’t so sweet and the tea was intense— really good stuff!

hong kong day - milk tea

There are also other drinks like Yuzu Honey Soda (S$4.50) and Iced Lemon Ribena (S$4.50).

hong kong day - other drinks

if you’ve missed the sights and sounds of Hong Kong, why not drop by Hong Kong Day. Cha Kee for a little trip back to memory lane?

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Price: $

Our Rating: 3.5 / 5

Hong Kong Day. Cha Kee

165 Thomson Road , Singapore 307618

Our Rating 3.5/5

Hong Kong Day. Cha Kee

165 Thomson Road , Singapore 307618

Telephone: +65 9016 8866
Operating Hours: 11.30am - 8.30pm (Tue to Sun), Closed On Mon
Telephone: +65 9016 8866

Operating Hours: 11.30am - 8.30pm (Tue to Sun), Closed On Mon