Streats Hong Kong Cafe aims to serve everyday Hong Kong fare with an added twist of local Singaporean specialties such as sweet and sour pork and curry. Streats Cafes are also Halal certified, so as to serve a wider dining community.
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HK food worth it's price
I have never been fond of the food served at Hong Kong Cafes, as I often find them average and not worth the price. To me, Hong Kong Cafes are only good for their rather chill ambience.
However, I must admit that my previously held convictions about the food at Hong Kong Cafes have been swayed by my experience at Streats Hong Kong Café. My Mum and I chanced upon the outlet at City Square Mall. We ordered their chef recommendations – Macau Fried Rice with Chicken Chop and HK Fried XO Seafood Noodles.
The Macau Chicken Fried Rice tasted special; it had that extra bit of flavour. Both the fried rice itself and the sauce were sweet, with the subtle taste of tomatoes. Together with the tender chicken chop, the whole dish was savoury. The HK Fried XO Seafood Noodles were very tasty as well. It does not take an expert to know that they have controlled the fire over which they fried it very well. The aroma was great. The seafood such as Prawns and Sotongs were decent. One disappointing factor was that we could not really taste the XO. We were both taken aback by the large portions they served for both dishes.
All-in-all, the food was great, there was warm service and the ambience was decent. It’s worth the money.
Worth a try!
With an outlet at E!hub, Streats is perfectly-located to target those who are looking for a meal before catching a movie, or going to Wild Wild Wet. Whenever I drop by E!hub for a bite, I’ll get tempted to dine at Streats. I love the beef noodles, because the soup is so tasty. Whenever I order that, I’ll ask for extra chilli padi and chilli oil to make the soup really spicy. I highly recommend that concoction paired with my favourite iced milk tea. The milk tea is the perfect drink to ease the spiciness – it’s nice and milky without being dilute, so do try it!
The baked rice at Streats is also really good. I like my bakd rice with lots of cheese, and the one at Streats fits the bill. They’re also quite generous with their ingredients – I ordered chicken chop baked rice, and the chicken was huge! For about $12, I’d say my money was well-spent. The only thing is, the baked rice takes pretty long to arrive because of the cooking time, so order it if you can wait!
If you’re just looking for a quick bite, why not try the dimsum? The lotus leaf rice is really good, as it’s super fragrant and soft, without being mushy. They get sold out fairly quickly, so if you’re going for that, try not to go in the evenings!
Streats is halal-certified, which is unusual for a restaurant serving Chinese food. It’s great because I can bring my non-Chinese friends here to dine, and they’ve really liked the food here so far. So, if you’re in the vicinity, give it a shot!
Up to standard but nothing special
The Streets Hong Kong café is certainly a great place. However, there’s nothing special that makes it stands out among the many Hong Kong restaurants in Singapore.
Among my few visits there, there’s really nothing to complain about, the food, price and ambience were all up to standard. But there’s also nothing worth remembering about. In addition, besides the name there’s nothing there that seems really Hong Kong-ish. The only good thing might be that it is the only HK café I know of in that area and it’s great that it caters to the Malays too.
During peak timings, it is rather crowded and certainly still remains as the top few dining choices there. However, it will not pop up in people's mind when we think about Hong Kong delicacies here. People will not go there just to try it out. In order to promote it even better, I think they should provide something unique to stand out.
love their instant noodles
It sounds so silly how I'm willing to pay almost $10 for a bowl of instant noodles.. I love instant noodles, especially dry ones, and I am so impressed how they make instant noodles so delicious. I usually order the chicken chop noodles with egg. The chicken chop is huge and well marinated. The seasoning that they use for the instant noodles is really addictive! It is salty, like how I like my instant noodles to be and it goes very well with the springy noodles! Definitely not something I can remake it at home. Hence, each time I am craving for some dry instant noodles, Streats Hong Kong Cafe is a must go for me.
Also, they iced milk tea and iced yuan yang are very good too. Unlike some cafes whereby their milk tea is too milky or too diluted, Streats Hong Kong Cafe's milk tea has a balance of milk and tea essence.
I always enjoy having their instant noodles, though the other items on the menu are quite mediocre. So, unless you are an instant noodle fan like me, I don't recommend this place.
Streats Hong Kong Cafe strikes me as yet another local restaurant attempting to mimic the local flavours found in that of Hong Kong. Perhaps this is a generalization, but Streats definitely failed to leave me with a lasting impression, and to this date, my memory of Streats will be that it was merely mediocre.
I tried out the chicken baked rice at Streats, and although it cannot be considered bad food, it was edible at best, and did not do well to invoke my dormant appetite. The chicken was dry, and there wasn't enough sauce in the rice, so it turned out dry, like the chicken, which made for a merely satiating eat, though nothing delicious to boast about.
I was pretty impressed by the milk tea at Streats though. Having tried some authentic milk tea from the streets of Hong Kong, I must say that the milk tea definitely resembled that of what I'd tasted in the country of origin. The milk tea was sweet, yet not overly so, with just a hint of bitterness. The milk tea was served in a tin cup, which delighted me as it definitely seemed pretty unique.
A mediocre restaurant, with a mediocre price range as well. Satiating, but nowhere near delicious.
Grade A food
A visit to City Square Mall for me is not complete without a meal here. I am truly grateful for the halal certification for it allows me to be able to appreciate what is touted to be authentic HK fare.
I love the Szechuan Beef Noodles. The noodles are in a spicy Szechuan soup with generous portions of stewed beef. My daughter loves their seafood hor fun. Their XO fried rice is great too. Every visitor should try each their drinks on the menu at least once. There are just so many of them and are pretty unique too. Most are clever twists of classics. My favourite is their take on the famous Margarita (no booze of course).
Their food is really good. Worth the price you pay and you will probably pay so much attention to the food that you would probably miss the Cantopop concert videos they screen .