Lan Fong Yuen 蘭芳園 – Charming old cha can teng

Lan Fong Yuen 蘭芳園 

2 Gage St, Central, Hong Kong near Central MTR

IMG_8981Lets face it, this is one of the things that makes Hong Kong special – their really retro looking coffee house, that would have whisked you back to the 1970s. Not looking pretentious at all, apparently so when you are still surrounded by so many locals who haven’t forsaken Lan Fong Yuen 蘭芳園 even with the presence of throngs of tourists, I reckon that such ‘cafes’ will never be squeezed out of the market even with the boom in hipster cafes over here.

IMG_8982IMG_8983French Toast – Done in the HK manner; just a seemingly simple spread between two generously egg white-coated slices of bread that have been given a light fry with no presentation whatsoever, this was perfect. Noteworthily, the yellow spread tasted similar to our kaya; coconut should have been one of the key ingredients over here.

IMG_8986IMG_8985Pork Chop Bun – Well, this could have been the best if I haven’t had been to Macau. Still nicely fried and marinated, its simple combination with the mayo gave it a fuller body. A greater preference for the rendition over in Macau was due to its much decadent presentation when a slab of juicy pork chop, with the bone still attached, is slotted within the fluffy buns; making it much more irresistible, not adding on that there are also more flavours offered over in Macau.

IMG_8989Still, I would say, paying a visit to one of the oldest coffee shops in Hong Kong, would then make your trip complete.

Verdict: A good cafe. 3.4/5.

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