Stepping into a Wan Chai HongKong Tea Room is like being transported instantaneously to the lively cosmopolitan city of Hong Kong. Service staff bustling to and from patrons, taking orders and serving up freshly prepared, steaming hot food and beverages amidst the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and crisp toast. In harmonizing contrast to this flurry of activity are the feature wall panels of soothing earthy shades with complementing furniture of solid tables and chairs or invitingly plush sofa seats, all of which serve to decorate the well-lit and airy alcove.
In 2001, inspired by an unforgettable experience at an eatery in Wan Chai, Mr John Lim founded Wan Chai HongKong Tea Room, reminiscing of the exotic fusion of Eastern and Western flavours and warmth of a Hong Kong cha chan teng. Here at Wan Chai, you can savour Hong Kong specialties such as shrimp wonton noodles, and at the same time, be delighted with a dash of local Singaporean flavour such as of the iced red bean.
What adds a unique touch to the dining experience at Wan Chai is the subtle twist given to the usual staples, snacks and beverages of a typical cha chan teng, simply by blending in ingredients of another culture, such as the teriyaki beef with onion and mushroom steamed rice and baked seafood rice with wasabi cheese. Just like its interior, the refreshing flavours of such fusion recipes together with tasty Hong Kong tea room fare strike a perfect balance between the traditional and the contemporary.