Sometimes you just don't want the night to end too early and all you would love to have is some place peaceful to sit and chat the night away. Of course, if you need some drinks, snacks or desserts to keep the conversation flowing, there's always the few 24hour places littered around this little island we call home.
Old Hong Kong Tea House is one example of such cosy all-nighters that you can go for a simple snack or two. The whole place is designed to look like an old tea house (as the name so suggests), and is complete with not only retro furniture but also memorabilia like the pictures you see above. I have no idea who these "celebrities" are, but they do tell us that curly and side-parting hairstyles were the trends of the time.
Old Hong Kong Tea House certainly boasts an extensive menu, but first-timers should be fore-warned that the food here isn't as cheap as compared to what I would call the "mainstream" Hong Kong cafes in Singapore like Xin Wang or Ci-Nai. I still believe though that you might like to give their main courses a try and see if they appeal to your taste buds in any way. The only reason I'm saying this is because two of the desserts that we tried, supposedly "bestsellers" in their menu, were disappointing.
Egg Tart: 3/5
This was just alright, flaky crust with a soft centre. A tad too small though!
Chilled Cream of Mango: 3/5
Daphne liked this because it was creamy and tasted very natural. Still a low score for this however since the portion is just far too small to justify a $4.80 price tag.
Yuan Yang (Hot): 2.25/5
Gosh, this wasn't a good combination of tea and coffee at all, and I've tasted far better ones for sure.
$1.20 for the egg tart
$4.80 for the chilled cream of mango
$2.00 for the hot yin yang
* Prices subject to 7% GST.
86 East Coast Road
Blk A Katong Village
Free parking ticket worth $2 available after 9pm.