Hong Kong - Breakfast at the Mido Cafe
Mido Cafe is perhaps HK's best-preserved retro "cha chaan teng" (traditional HK teahouse-cafe), having even been featured in the iconic 1960 film, "The World of Suzie Wong".
Having breakfast here is like stepping back in time: the cafe still retains its tiled floors and booths with formica-topped tables, its menu items seemed stuck in a time-warp. We ordered:
- "Bo lo bao" with butter
- Ham-and-omelette toasted sandwich
- French toast, slathered with butter and syrup
- Crisp wanton skins with pig offal in sweet-sour sauce
- Eggplant-and-pork fried "yee fu" noodles
- HK-style milk tea
The food was passable, not outstanding. But one comes here to experience what an old HK cafe feels like, and for that, there's no beating Mido Cafe.
63 Temple St
Yaumatei, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2384 6402
I have yet to actually order food here, but been three times in the last 2 years and the red bean lotus seed ice drink has been consistently excellent 紅豆蓮子冰. It meets the minimum order $ alone and the ice is nice to the bite (brittle but not hard, and not soft like shaved ice). My Vietnamese friend who came along with me also enjoyed this drink very much as it has similar characteristics to Chè.