Tim Ho Wan
Tim Ho Wan first opened its doors in Singapore in 2013. For a while, the restaurant was a hot spot for those looking to get some authentic Cantonese dim sum.
This one-Michelin-starred dim sum restaurant now has eight outlets in Singapore. The restaurant’s known for its baked bun with barbecued pork.
One of Hong Kong’s most famous noodle shops, Mak’s Noodles opened in 2015 at Centrepoint.
The shop specialises in bowls of no-frills shrimp dumpling noodles.
#01-63/64. The Centrepoint and #02-06 Westgate Shopping Mall
The last time I was at Jenny Bakery’s outlet in Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong, mainland Chinese tourists were still rushing and queuing up to get a tin of their buttery biscuits. It appears, the brand’s biscuits are still hot commodity even though they’ve been around for years.
In fact, the brand’s cookies have been so popular, some people have re-sold them up to 70 per cent their original value.
Currently, the Singapore outlet is located in Ang Mo Kio and is slightly more expensive than the ones in Hong Kong.
#01-2534, 422 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
Unfortunately for Singaporeans, Kam’s Roast still isn’t quite the same here than it is in Hong Kong.
Unlike the Hong Kong outlet, the Singapore off shoot doesn’t serve goose. This is because, the company could not find the right goose from Hungary and the United States (the only countries Singapore is allowed to import goose from).
Still, the restaurant offers other roast meats including roast pork, chicken and duck. They’re all served with either noodles or rice.
9 Scotts Road
Tai Cheong Bakery
Possibly the first cha chaan teng-style cafe to make its way to Singapore, Tai Cheong is known for their cookie crust egg tarts and macaroni soup.
The brand currently has two outlets but we highly recommend heading to their Holland Village outlet for a relaxing experience on the weekends.
31 Lor Liput
Another famous cha chaan teng to hit Singapore’s shores, Honolulu too, is known for their egg tarts. However, unlike Tai Cheong, their egg tarts don’t have a cookie-style crust, instead, they’re flakier.
Besides egg tarts, the restaurant also serves Hong Kong favourites like curry fish balls and flat noodles with beef.
#01-33, The Centrepoint and #02-06, Westgate Mall
The Coffee Academics
The coffee joint serves up delicious coffee creations and holds coffee appreciation workshops.
The brand has several outlets in Hong Kong including Causeway Bay and Wan Chai.
#02-01/02 Scotts Square, #B1-12 Raffles City