September 24, 2017: We returned today to Chrisly Cafe/Capital Cafe (華星冰室) to try out their signature items. When we were here two weeks ago , we used the free hotel vouchers to redeem their standard breakfast and lunch sets. This time, I wanted to try the popular items that made them famous.
We arrived at around 1 p.m. and there was a significant line-up outside the restaurant! We must have been lucky last time because we didn’t have to line up at all and simply just walked in for an open table. The line-up had at least 10 to 15 people in it and I seriously contemplated leaving and eating somewhere else. However, as we were in line and consulting OpenRice for restaurants nearby, the line was moving quickly and thus we stayed in line.
It probably took us about 10 minutes in line to get in for a table. You have to be used to sharing tables with strangers when dining out at fast-paced cha chaang teng (HK style cafes) in HK. We were seated near the entrance of the restaurant but it was better than having to keep waiting.
We were hopeful that we could redeem our new set of hotel vouchers for the items we wanted to try. Unfortunately, the server told us that those vouchers could only be redeemed for those same set meals, so we simply ordered the three signature items a la carte. These were the Black Truffle Scrambled Eggs, Black Truffle Cheesy Toast, and “Devil Pork Buns”.
I love a good scrambled egg and the Black Truffle Scrambled Eggs (黑松露炒蛋多士) were just as smooth and fluffy as when we had them last week! Yay! What’s different for this is that the pile of scrambled eggs are served on too of a piece of white toast with black truffle bits sprinkled on them. My mom thought that this was gimmicky and that it was no different than a regular order of scrambled eggs; just with black truffle. I was glad we got to try this popular item!
The 校長多士 toast was four pieces of toast with black truffles and cheese baked into it. It was pretty good and the toast was nice and soft.
The 魔鬼豬扒包 “Devil Pork Buns” had a piece of fried pork sandwiched in between two soft buns. There was a piece of lettuce, tomato, and some mayo that tasted like wasabi! It was tasty and I liked that the fried pork was tender. This impressed me more than I expected!
After our quick meal, we left. There was still a moderate line-up outside the restaurant!