金華冰廳 Kam Wah Bakery Cafe
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- 金華冰廳 Kam Wah Bakery CafeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2May 30, 2013
You must try the Polo Buns/Polo Yau (Pineapple Buns/Pineapple Buns with butter)! They are so awesome that we decided to go back again the next day. They serve good egg tarts and milk tea as well. Be sure to check this place out when you are in Mongkok.
- 金華冰廳 Kam Wah Bakery CafeFirst to ReviewJan 13, 2013
金華冰廳 Kam Wah Bakery is located in Prince Edward at 47 Bute Street. Even if you have your maps and GPS ready, you will likely get lost trying to find your way from the MTR station, as this is mostly a results of maps not telling you that certain streets cannot be crossed the traditional way, you have to walk up some stairs to the pedestrian overpass to cross.
With that said, if you make your way for an early afternoon tea, you will be treated to a flustercuck of the highest order, as this bakery and cafe is a local favorite, in addition to the darling of celebrities, food writers/bloggers, and fans alike.
It's pretty simple... they are basically a bakery and a HK cafe cha chaan teng, but are very famous for their pastries and buns that frequently come out of the oven. There are two lines....one for to go orders and the other line is for dining in, so make sure you are in the right one.
Due to high real estate prices and overcrowding, sharing a seat or a table, even at a booth seat, is a must. Get used to it, this is the norm.
Order the pineapple bun (specific bor lor yau if you want butter), or try your luck and see if the Mexican bun is available. These are some of the best renditions Hong Kong has to offer, and there's nothing like a piping hot bun that will scald your fingers....you know it's gotta be good. Pair it with a hot or cold milk tea (or coffee) and you are set. If you want to know what true Hong Kong style is (in terms of tea, coffee, and buns), this is one of the finest examples out there.