Mothers' Day @ Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe

Xin Wang Hong Kong Café

9th May 2010, Mothers' Day. Written by Xin Li.

When Xin Wang Hong Kong Café comes into my mind, I can’t help thinking of the Xin Wang Hong Kong Café at Pasir Ris White Sands. It dates back to the Sunday Evenings and Friday nights I spent there.

And yes to the army guys out there I am referring to the happy moments of Booking Out and the Booking In Blues.

Sunday Evening

One favourite hang out point when I was a recruit and when I was a section commander bringing my recruits back to Tekong from Pasir Ris was Xin Wang Hong Kong Café. I had a meal there once but it was a forgettable one in terms of taste, but blissful nonetheless as it was with the company of family and non-combat rations!

Mothers’ Day was spent at Xin Wang Hong Kong Café, we are on a budget, but we wanted to enjoy ourselves so two mothers, my mum and my sister, together with my naughty niece and her maid headed down to Xin Wang Hong Kong Café at Anchorpoint.

There was a queue outside when we arrived. It was a very noisy place (cha chant eng mah). Not my kind of place, I am into Black Sheep Café or the relaxing Bistro@Changi (:

Xin Wang Hong Kong Café - Black Pepper Chicken Chop

The menu has quite a lot of items. “Black Pepper Chicken Chop Rice looked nice” my sister said, so I picked that as my order. It costs $8.50. The serving was sufficient. I was quite full even before finishing the dish. It came with a rice topped with egg drizzled with a sweet red-coloured sauce and on one side there was the chicken chop drenched in black pepper sauce. The sauce wasn’t very spicy, just nice the chicken was just okay, not as tender as I would like it but passable. It is a decent, homely comfort meal to have for lunch or dinner.

Xin Wang Hong Kong Café - Chicken Salted Fish Fried Rice II

My sister had the Chicken Salted Fish Fried Rice ($8.90). For those who love a bit of rhythm of saltiness in your food, this is for you each mouthful of this fried rice, comes along with a slightly crunchy bite of salted fish. I find it too oily and quite normal.

Xin Wang Hong Kong Café - Chicken Salted Fish Fried Rice I



Xin Wang Hong Kong Café - Yangzhou Fried Rice

Yangzhou Fried Rice ($8.90) was my mum’s order. It tasted like what I had at Balestier Coffeeshop, not that it was bad, but for a cheaper price I can get the same thing. The portion is rather generous though, as with the Chicken Salted Fish Fried Rice too.

Xin Wang Hong Kong Café - Si Ji Dou

The Belachan Four Season Beans ($7.90) (Gan Bian Si Ji Dou) was a little spicy but nothing to wow about, the best Si Ji Dou I had was still the one at Oasis (Toa Payoh).

Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe is still a place where you could grab a meal with your friends over couple of HK Milk Teas and come homely food to go with it but don't expect to be wowed by it. I might not come back again unless it is some event that requires me to, my Cantonese friend, Wei Liang and Hong Kong friend Yat Tai said that there are very few Cha Chan Tengs in Singapore that are clsoe to the ones in Hong Kong. For Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe, this is still the case.

They offer lunch sets at $10++ on weekdays.

P.S They charge for plain water per cup!

Receipt:
1 Milo - $1.20
2 HK Milk Teas - $5.40
1 Ice Water (!) - $0.40
1 Chicken Salted Fish Rice - $8.90
1 Yangzhou Fried Rice - $8.90
1 Black Pepper Chicken Chop Rice - $8.50
1 Black Pepper Chicken Spaghetti - $8.50
1 Belachan Four Season Beans - $7.90
10% Service Charge + 7% GST = $58.50

Niece 3

Xin Wang Hong Kong Café

Address:
Anchorpoint
370 Alexandra Road
Anchorpoint #01-13/14
Singapore 159953
Tel: +65-6474 4498

Operating Hours:
Monday to Thursday - 11am to 1am
Friday, Saturday, Eve of PH - 11am to 3am
Sunday - 11am to 1am

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