It’s hard to replicate the authentic flavours that Hong Kong food has, especially since most restaurants alter the dishes to accommodate the average Singaporean’s palate. However, after years of expedition, we have finally located the various restaurants that serve the most authentic Hong Kong dishes in Singapore such as cha can ting, pastries and dim sum. May we present to you- the 11 best Hong Kong Food in Singapore.

1. Legendary Hong Kong

The essence of authentic Hong Kong food doesn’t get any deeper than 茶餐厅 “cha can ting” food. Situated in Jurong Point’s very own ‘Mong Kok’ Street, it really feels as though you’re transported to Hong Kong. Legendary Hong Kong is the ultimate spot for authentic Hong Kong cuisine. Their extensive menu ranges from all sorts of noodles to roasted meat and pastries to desserts.

We highly recommend their Plain Rice Roll w/ Special Sauce ($5.2), Tomato Baked Rice w Pork Cutlet (S$11) and Original Milk Custard (S$4.5).

Location: 63 Jurong West Central 3, Provisional Unit Jurong Point 2 Shopping Center, #03-80

2. Tsui Wah

Their Crispy Bun with Condensed Milk (S$4) is a must order at Tsui Wah. Freshly baked bun coated in butter and condensed milk, it’s crispy, fluffy, and sinful. We are proud to declare that the Singapore outlets do it better than some branches in Hong Kong. Other Cantonese classics include the Chicken Wings with Sweet Soy Sauce (S$11) and the Tsui Wah Signature Pork Chop Bun (S$7.5).

3 River Valley Road, Block A, #01-03, Singapore 179020

260 Orchard Road #02-02 The Heeren, 238855

3. Honolulu Cafe

Honolulu Cafe bakes one of the most authentic Hong Kong Egg Tarts in Singapore. A flaky, buttery pastry crust, with a smooth and fragrant egg curd that has just the right amount of sweetness. They serve mains as well, consisting of stir-fries, baked rice, and Hong Kong curry rice. It’s not the best, but they do taste like home. More importantly, they are relatively cheaper at an average price of S$10 per dish. It also happens to be one of the more affordable restaurants at Somerset.

176 Orchard Rd, #01-33 F/G, The Centrepoint, Singapore 238843

3 #02-06 Gateway Dr, Westgate, Singapore 608532

4. Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant

Hotpot in Singapore doesn’t get more Cantonese than this. The Tomato and Pork broth really gives it that Hong Kong flavor. But their Imperial Drunken Chicken Soup is the crowd’s favorite. Each soup is made daily from scratch and simmers for hours on the stove, for you to complete with choice cuts of meat, succulent seafood, fresh vegetables, and delectable handmade meatballs.

2 Orchard Turn, #04-12A, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801

1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City, #01-140, Singapore 23799

5. Imperial Treasure Nan Bei Restaurant

Not to be mistaken with their steamboat restaurant, this Imperial Treasure restaurant focuses on dim sum. It is one of the pricier dim sums that are available in Singapore, but it comes with authenticity. The classic dim sums include Har Gau, Siew Mai, and Egg Tarts. Do try their Char Siew Sou and Vegetarian Spring Rolls which are some of their best dishes.

391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City, #05-12/13/14, Singapore 238874

6. Crystal Jade Palace

Crystal Jade took a dip and I’m glad the quality of its food has made a comeback recently. You have to try their bolo buns, an exclusive item to Crystal Jade Palace. It doesn’t have the crispiest skin, but it comes with a generous slab of butter that elevates the entire bun.

They also happen to have the best egg tarts in Singapore. Perfectly flaky skin with a moderate hint of butter, smooth egg custard, it might be baked in its mini form, but here’s one thing in life which size doesn’t matter.

Location: 391 Orchard Rd, #04-19 Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Singapore 238872

7. Imperial Treasure Fine Teochew Cuisine

Steamed Radish Cake dim sum

An appropriate name considering how fine Imperial Treasure’s dim sum is. It’s one of the most authentic in Singapore, and its elegant decors and soothing ambience only add on to the dining experience. Classics such as Steamed Prawn Dumpling ‘Ha Kau’ (S$7.2) and Steamed Pork Rib with Black Bean Sauce (S$6.3) is a must get. But, we also highly recommend getting their Baked Barbecue Pork Pastry (S$6.3), which features tender char siew enveloped by a flaky, buttery crust and the Beancurd Skin Roll with Superior Broth (S$6.6) which is light on the palate.

Location: 7 Wallich Street #02 – 01 & #03 – 01, Guoco Tower, 078884

8. Tung Lok Signatures

Tung Lok Signatures focuses on traditional Chinese cuisine. Their menu extends from banquet courses to ala carte dim sum. I’d say that Tung Lok Signatures are on par with Imperial Treasure. However, Imperial Treasure has a more extensive dim sum menu.

No.5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Changi City Point #01-26/27, Singapore 486038

1 Tanglin Road, Orchard Rendezvous Hotel #02-18, Singapore 247905

6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Clarke Quay Central #02-88, Singapore 059817

9. Kam’s Roast

Founded in Hong Kong, Kam’s Roast specializes in roast meat, specifically roasted duck. There’s a huge difference between Hong Kong and Singapore roast meat which we can’t really explain, but all you have to know is that you’re in for a real good treat.

Their Signature Roast Duck has a crispy and juicy skin with tender meat. We’re not kidding when we say that the juices from the meat and sauce literally burst in your mouth when you take a bite. Their char siew is also another item to die for. Using premium Iberico pork, it had a good flavor as well as the perfect ratio of fats to meat.

Click here for a detailed review.

Location: 78 Airport Blvd., #02 – 210, Singapore 819666

2 Orchard Turn, #B4-03/04 Food Opera @ ION, Singapore 238801

10. Legendary Cart Noodles

Part of the Legendary Hong Kong brand, Legendary Cart Noodles specializes in Hong Kong cart noodles. It’s a lot cheaper than Nerdy Noodles. And honestly, it tastes more authentic. The catch is that the presentation isn’t there. There aren’t Hong Kong-themed seatings and decor, but rather a small booth beside the stall with only a couple of tables.

Location: 63 Jurong West Central 3, #03-89 Jurong Point, Singapore, 648331

11. Nerdy Noodles

Cart noodles, “车子面” is a Hong Kong classic street food which is literally cooked and assembled in a cart along the streets. Situated on the 4th floor of Bugis+, Nerdy Noodles bring the traditional flavors of the streets into the comfort of the restaurant. At an average price of S$13 per bowl, the noodles are definitely overpriced considering the basic ingredients used. You’re really paying extra for the decors and ambiance.

Location: 201 Victoria St, Bugis+, #04-39, Singapore 188067

*Updated on 9 September 2021

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