Tuesday 29 March 2016

Cafe de Coral ~ Cityplaza Taikoo Shing

Every country has a value for money, go-to restaurant which represents the local food and culture that all tourists must be brought to experience at least once. Cafe de Coral is just that in Hong Kong. There can be multiple outlets in one area or even multiple outlets on the same street. 

Cafe De Coral
Shop 121-122, 2/F, 
Cityplaza II, 18 Taikoo Shing Road
Monday to Sunday: 7 am - 10 pm

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The menu is different depending on the time of day and their electronic menu brilliantly changes automatically. If an item runs out, it tells you too! Here are some of the menu items for breakfast. There are options that are typical of the char chan teng such as toast, eggs, chicken and fish fillets, porridge, the native to Hong Kong ham macaroni, buns, pau, fried noodles and turnip cake (lobak ko).

With efficiency that is amazingly Hong Kong, you order then pick up your food which is served to you as you arrive at the pick-up counter. They've got a really good system going and efficiency is top notch. Most outlets of Cafe de Coral are filled with people and you will have to share tables especially at breakfast. 

Simple and tasty, it's Hong Kong's style of fast food. The basic pork ham, omelette and toast set was filling and pleasant to the tummy.

The tea and yin yong however were not too great which explains why most opt for a honey lemon drink or plain lemon and water.

The chicken fillet was undoubtedly small but it makes up for a portion of eggs for those who'd like something different.

There's also decent Chinese porridge, in this case with pork and century egg, for those cold and dreary mornings.

Their dinner menus are very value for money with humongous portions that make the char chan teng in Malaysia look absolutely pathetic. 

Look at that amount of spaghetti! But, as the saying goes, too much of a good thing is a bad thing. The quality is not the greatest - the pasta, too soft at some parts and dry at parts not covered with sauce but fortunately, the sauce was thick and tasty. 

LC's cheese baked rice fared better but it was still a quantity over quality situation.

Cafe De Coral is worth trying especially if you're in a rush and would like a quick, cheap bite. Just bear in mind that you get what you pay for. Reviews are available at Shoot First Eat Later, A Not So Popular Kid and Sweet Nothings.