Hong Kong is known for many things – its neon signs, vibrant food scene, historic culture and British influences. New restaurant Hong Kong Street Food wants to bring all those defining features together in one location at Rhodes Central.
The concept is drawn from cha chaan teng, or Hong Kong-style cafes, known for affordable dishes that combine traditional Chinese and Western cuisines. “It’s a place where people can feel Hong Kong instantly and enjoy authentic Hong Kong food,” says Daniel Song, Director of Rook Partners, who developed and executed the retail strategy of Rhodes Central.
For a classic Hong Kongese experience, order a pineapple bun (a fluffy and slightly sweet bun stuffed with either a slab of butter or ham and eggs), a red-bean iced drink, French toast (preposterously buttery, thick-cut and filled with peanut butter) and yuenyeung (a Cantonese blend of milk tea and coffee).
The Rhodes Central shopping centre is now home to more than 55 shops and services, including the area’s only Woolworths supermarket, health and wellness services, plus Bamboo Lane – a destination dining precinct inspired by the colourful hawker lanes from Shanghai to Singapore.