[Shanghai Girl Eats Hong Kong] Lan Fong Yuen 蘭芳園

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Lan Fong Yuen 蘭芳園 | OpenRice
Address: See below
Date visited: 2017.03
Price: <HKD100
Will return: Yes 

It’s not a trip to Hong Kong without eating at a local HK style cafe (cha chaan teng in Cantonese) where you are crammed shoulder-to-shoulder with your neighbors sitting on small stools. Lan Fong Yuen is one of those spots and has been around since 1952. I’ll take these as signs of legitimacy.

There are three locations in Hong Kong and we went to the one in TST:

  • 2 Gage Street, Central
  • 3/F, Shun Tak Centre, 168-200 Connaugh Road, Central, Sheung Wan
  • Basement, WK Square, Chungking Mansions, 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

The full menu is in traditional Chinese but there is a photo reference for signature dishes. I don’t know Cantonese so I tried ordering in Mandarin with the Auntie and it worked. Pointing to the photo menu always works if all else fails.

I zoomed in right away on the photo of chicken cutlet instant noodle with scallion 蔥油雞扒撈丁 (HKD51 lunch set with milk tea). This is my favorite dish in HK style cafes so if I see it on the menu, I have to get it. If you are looking for this dish in Shanghai, head on over to Cha’s.

Lan Fong Yuen 蘭芳園 Hong Kong