It was over 4 years ago but I still remember my trip to Hong Kong with the Mrs. like it was yesterday. Our visit mainly revolved around the urbanised spots, one of which was Tsim Sha Tsui. Visually, it was a highly condensed concrete jungle impressively built over a hilly area. What left a lasting impression wasn’t so much the sights but the taste of Hong Kong cuisine. I loved the Dim Sum there and the Roasted Goose was definitely one of the best poultry dishes I’ve ever had. So when the wife and I visited Tai Cheong at Holland Village, a small part of our holiday was relived.
Now, on to the meat.
There were only a handful of meat choices that called out to me. I ended up selecting the Scrambled Eggs w. Toast plus Cheese and Chicken Chop ($6.50 + $9.50). Why cheese? Cause the option without cheese costs the same and since I’m all about value…it became an easy choice.
The dish was pretty decent. Each individual element was delicious, from the still-wobbly scrambled eggs to the crisp slice of toast to the bed of mushroom sauce. The eggs were doused in this white sauce that had a mild mayo-cheese taste and when eaten together with the toast and mushroom sauce, it was a seamless symphony of flavours. As much as I love meat, the chicken chop felt a little out of place. It could do with a little more seasoning and I think it held the entire dish back. Should be eaten separately or not ordered at all.
The dish gets high marks for execution, decent pricing and each ingredient was well taken care of. Truly enjoyable. 7.4/10.
Also tried their freshly baked egg tarts and I thought they were awesome. So light, crumbly and flavourful at the same time. It’s like eating a custard flavoured pillow…that’s how pleasant the texture was. Didn’t manage to get a pic before I wolfed it down, so used the one from their website. Don’t let it get cold though, cause then it becomes just another egg tart. 8/10.
Service was prompt and friendly enough. The atmosphere did remind me of Hong Kong, with the tiled floors, somewhat alfresco setting and all. Diners can enjoy a little people watching while having their delicious eggs on toast.
Should You Try It
Yes. If you like breakfast food and Hong Kong pastries, I think this is a great perk-me-up for you.
Tai Cheong Bakery
31 Lor Liput,
Mon – Fri: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 9:00 am to 11:00 pm
Tel: +65 9828 1954
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