All posts tagged: Cafe de Coral

Food under HKD25

For backpackers bound for or already in Hong Kong for the holidays, here is a list of where you can find meals within HKD25: 1. Cafe de Coral offers a taste of Hong Kong with a branch at every corner. Do not leave Hong Kong without eating at this fast food joint. 2. Fairwood is another fast food chain spread across Hong Kong. It has a similar menu as Cafe de Coral. 3. Pret A Manger offers healthy sandwiches and wraps if you are not into food additives. Two of its branches are conveniently located at Central Station and Admiralty Station. 4. McDonald’s has Amazing Value Meals for less than HKD15. 5. Ikea Bistro at Causeway Bay offers Swedish meatballs for HKD9 and a hotdog sandwich with a refillable drink for only HKD10! Of course, there will always be 7-Eleven and Circle K for their instant meals, hotdog sandwiches, chha siu baaus, garlic noodles and cervelats. If you are travelling on a really tight budget, bring your own water as drinks usually cost HKD10 to …

Michelin-starred Yung Kee

It was supposed to be a cheap lunch at Cafe de Coral for us a couple of Fridays ago. Crowded as usual, we looked for a vacant table first before Mr. Diplomat falls in line to place in our order. Lucky for us, there was still one at a corner, but as we neared it, a local squeezed herself through from behind us, literally dashed toward the table, sat herself down, and pretended nothing unusual happened, with a game face that says must eat at Cafe de Coral! Enough said. We did not want to ruin our shopping Friday so we just decided to step back again on Queen’s Road, walked a couple of blocks uphill, and figured why not Yung Kee instead? Yung Kee is a Cantonese restaurant established in 1942 by Kam Shui Fai. It was made famous by its roasted goose ever since and was the only Chinese restaurant that made it to Forbes Magazine Top 15 Restaurants in the World in 1968 (www.yungkee.com.hk)! Location From Central Station Exit D2, go right …