Monday light Bites: Cafe de Hong Kong and their legendary French Toast

What I was trying to do was solve a problem. It's December, you can guess the problem. The... OMG! I have so much food entry backlog to clear. Let's ogle at my #foodporn photos instead Problem. You can only imagine the amount of build up in the 'bank' given my tortoise rate of expressing myself. Lol, I would like to think of it as 'managing expectations' since plowing into the field of the 'newest and bestest' just crimps my style.

Speaking of bestest, these images, albeit from a long while back, made me stop and stare.

Yes, it's non other than Cafe de Hong Kong and their legendary French Toast. Disclaimer: This may induce severe lust and will cause an almost immediate response of kicking off your PJs in a bid to get there. They don't open on Mondays though. Just saying.

On the menu, there are several singular dishes perfect for lunch. For rainy days, there's the Stir Fried Beef Hor Fun with Egg sauce ($8) - just the right amount of goopy without making you feel as if you've swallowed a tablespoon of cornstarch. The kitchen lavishes care on the Braised Beehoon with Sliced Pork and Snow vegetables ($7). Here, simplicity is luxury and the beehoon strands, plump with stock is imbued with a heady smoky sensation from the wok. Sure, looks are so unassuming where these dishes are concerned, you'll easily mistake it for mediocre zi-char fare, but don't be mistaken; one bite in and you'll be hooked.

But what you're really here for is the French Toast ($5.70 inclusive of one hot Milk Tea). I swear this longing must be based on a subliminal butter smell that greets you once the plate breaches your table territory, perhaps the faint aroma of a griddled thick toast with a secret PB centre and drizzles of maple syrup which activates a section of my brain that screams irrationally and repeatedly for French toast, French toast, French Toast! This has been touted as the best version on local shores. I do not disagree.

Note that this is not now available at dinner time so make your way down for a most sensous session that would leave your mouth wet and lips slippery.

Cafe de Hong Kong
#01-01, 586 Balestier Road
t: 6255 3865

Operating Hours:
Mon: Closed
Tues - Sun: 11 30am - 2 30pm; 5 30pm - 10pm

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