If you want the real deal in Hong Kong and eat breakfast where the locals do, venture into To Kwa Wan on 37 Mei King Rd and grab a table in Miu Fat Chai 妙法齋.
This cosy restaurant serves affordable breakfast sets – standard fare in most Cha Chaan Tengs – a big bowl of noodles, toast and drinks and the bonus point is all food serve here are vegetarian.
Miu Fat Chai has now become one of the top restaurants I hang out with parents for yum cha on the weekends.
Here’s a typical breakfast spread:
Preserved vegetables and shredded ham slices in Shanghai noodle soup.
If you prefer dim sum, try the different Cheong Funs with various vegetable ingredients.
or the Beancurd Beef Balls made of chunky mushroom, water chestnut and hints of orange peel.
Depending how many are at the table, sometimes my grandparents come along too, so we might order dishes such as these:
This eggplant dish served in claypot features bak choy, mushroom and beancurd slices. Stewed in oyster sauce, it brings out the natural flavours of the vegetables.
If you want to stick to a safe option, try the sweet and sour chicken.
Yes, you can eat the ‘basket’ too, which is actually very crunchy and addictive since it’s made of fried yam.
And my all time favourite dish is the Club Sandwich!
Must try or at least pack home. Love the ham and chicken chunks made of soy meat.
Miu Fat Chai has two other branches one in Tsuen Wan (2412 0301) and the other in Tuen Mun (24507288). To Kwa Wan – 27658413.
Bring someone that knows how to read Chinese along or just be adventurous and point to whatever looks good.