Why fly all the way to Hong Kong to get the ‘cha chaan theng’ experience when there are a few available here in Penang? You will be able to get polo bun, ‘wan thun’ noodles, milk tea and many more typical Hong Kong style food from these places. You can come to some of these places for a typical Hong Kong style breakfast.
Enjoy These Hong Kong Style Spots That Sells Amazing Hong Kong Style Food
1. Hong Kong 8 am
If you’re familiar with the ‘cha chaan theng’ scene then Hong Kong 8 am should’ve been in your radar since it’s opening. It’s been packed but the wait is definitely worthwhile. While they have limited choices of food, the choices that are available are pretty similar to what they serve in Hong Kong during breakfast time.
Address: 93, Lorong Macalister, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Opening hours: 8 am – 3:30 pm (Closed on Monday)
2. Trois Canon Cafe
The second you step into this place, you will be transported to an actual ‘cha chaan theng’ in Hong Kong because of the old school interior and decoration in this shop. Besides serving their signature Hong Kong style food, you’re able to get healthier options as well if you’re on a special diet.
Address: 165, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Opening hours: 7:30 am – 4 pm (Closed on Saturday)
3. Liu Bing Shi (六號冰室)
This new place has a huge variety of Hong Kong style food on their menu. From snacks to mains and dessert, you can get it all here. Liu Bing Shi is open for dinner as well so if you never get the opportunity to experience the other Hong Kong style places because of the opening hours, then this is your chance.
Address: 116, Lorong Selamat, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Opening hours: 11 am – 3 pm, 6 pm – 10 pm (Closed on Wednesday)
4. Hong Kee Bamboo Noodle
Hong Kong is known for its ‘wan thun mee’ and you can enjoy a good bowl of it here. The noodles are made in-house so if you’re lucky, you’ll be able to watch the process of it. A bamboo pole is used to make the dough and Hong Kee might be the only place in Penang that still uses a bamboo pole.
Address: 37, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Opening hours: 8:30 am – 10 pm (Closed on Wednesday)
5. Clay Cafe
Besides Hong Kong style food, this place serves fusion style food as well. Most of their food is served in claypot hence the name of the shop. There are various different dishes that are served in a claypot that you should definitely try.
Address: No 1-1-6, Summerskye Square, Jalan Tun Dr Awang, 11900, Penang
Opening hours: 11:30 am – 10 pm (Closed on Monday)
6. HK Boy Cart Noodle
This place allows you to build your own bowl of noodles. Be creative and adventurous with it. Besides their cart noodles, there are various different Hong Kong snacks that you should try as well. Don’t forget to try their curry fish ball, Hong Kong style ‘chee cheong fun’ and milk tea too.
Address: Unit 73-1-1, Ideal@The One, Jalan Mahsuri, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Penang
Opening hours: 11 am – 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 10 pm (Daily)
7. Max Gourmet
From dim sum to ‘wan thun mee’ and many more Hong Kong style food are served here. Often deciding on where to eat in a mall can be difficult because there are too many outlets to choose from hence if you’ve not been to Max Gourmet then you should give it a try.
Address: 170-Level 7-11-12, Plaza Gurney, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm (Daily)
8. Canning Dim Sum
Canning Dim Sum is known for their halal dim sum in Ipoh and there is a branch here in Penang that you should definitely try. The branch that is located in Bayan Baru is pork free and all of their dim sums are served are really fresh. Dim sum is also a staple in the Hong Kong cuisine so you know that we’re definitely going to include at least one dim sum spot in this list.
Address: 70-1-60, D’Piazza Mall, Jalan Mahsuri, Bandar Bayan Baru, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
Opening hours: 7 am – 3 pm (Daily)
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