Singapore can find authentic Hong Kong food meh?

It’s rare. While there are many “Hong Kong” establishments in Singapore, only a few can really compare to the real deal in Hong Kong.

One of the most authentic Hong Kong food in Singapore is Legendary Hong Kong, located in Singapore’s very own makeshift Mongkok Street in Jurong Point.

It’s almost as if you’ve been transported to Hong Kong itself, with its iconic neon signs, packed streets and unique vendor carts. They also have a second outlet that specialises in Hong Kong cart noodles.

Is this the most authentic Hong Kong food in Singapore?

Legendary Hong Kong is possibly the most authentic Hong Kong cha can ting in Singapore. Its tiled floors and furniture mimicking traditional ones found in Hong Kong. But most importantly, the food they serve is unparalleled.

What’s our review of the food?

To me, one of the biggest indicators of a good cha can ting is no other than their HK Traditional Milk Tea ($2.7). Robust, full-body and with good amount of earthiness.

Unlike the diluted, light-bodied mock-ups found elsewhere, the ones here are the very definition of traditional Hong Kong milk tea

Aside from food, the other appeal is the way they name their dishes. For instance, 男人的浪漫 directly translates to a man’s romance. And while — actually all — of these names sound silly, they are actually widely recognised in Hong Kong.

Referenced from the famous Stephen Chow movie 食神, this Sorrowful Romance Rice ($10.8) is simply just char siew (barbecued pork) rice with a sunny side up, drizzled with a dark soy sauce.

Albeit it had a relatively thicker cut, the char siew was tender and juicy, with a subtle hint of cooking wine.

A quintessential street food in Hong Kong, the Plain Rice Roll with Special Sauce ($5.2) is unlike the ones most Singaporeans are familiar with- the ones with the fillings inside.

Instead, they are paired with light soy sauce, sweet sauce, peanut sauce and a dash of white sesame.

While the flour itself is silky and smooth, their ratio of sauces deviates from the traditional path. There was way too much soy sauce which overwhelms the other flavors.

The Stir-fried Thin Rice Noodle in Curry Sauce with Mixed Meats ($11.3) was a simple dish with robust flavors.

Strangely, some people refer to it as the ‘Singaporean Noodle’. But it’s simply just beehoon stir-fried in a light curry sauce.

Traditional Hong Kong desserts in Singapore

We always order the Crispy Bun w/ Butter & Condensed Milk ($3.5) as it’s freshly baked. Warm, an initial crisp, followed by a fluffy finish as the butter and condensed milk coats your palate.

It is really hard to find properly made Milk Custard ($4.5) in Singapore. The texture has to be just right- firm like pudding but with a disintegrate-in-your-mouth consistency as it slides off the spoon into your mouth.

Although the top was slightly hardened, the rest of the bowl was silky smooth and rich.

The meal would’ve been perfect if not for the disappointing Egg Tarts ($1.8).Stale and crumbly, it is the only dish we highly recommend skipping.

Our verdict

While there are small complains, this place is no doubt the closest thing to authentic cha can ting food.

If you’re craving for Hong Kong delicacies after reading this post you can head down to Jurong Point instead of having to fly to Hong Kong. Although, the traveling time is comparable if you stay in the East.

Legendary Hong Kong

Location: 63 Jurong West Central 3, #03-80 Provisional Unit Jurong Point 2 Shopping Center, Singapore 648331
Tel: +65 67941335
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 11am-10pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-10pm

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