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“typical small diner in HK” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lan Fong Yuen(Central)

Lan Fong Yuen(Central)
G/F2 Gage Street Central, Hong Kong, China (Central)
852-25443895,852-28540731
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Ranked #651 of 4,635 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Price range: $5 - $10
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Central
Hong Kong, China
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“typical small diner in HK”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

This little local coffee shop is very close to the mid levels escalator. It is crowded and be prepared to share your table with others.

Famous for its silky cold milk tea. It is a great thirst quencher during the Summer.

We ordered the chicken with noodles, pork with noodles, and pork bun. Very delicious.

Total cost for two noodle dishes, a pork bun, and two milk tea=116 HKD. Quite reasonable for lunch.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Fantastic local experience and flavour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Chanced upon this tiny hole in the wall after a failed attempt at goose (they ran out at Yung kee) and liked it so much we were back the next day. Tea was amazing, French toast fried and delicious, and chicken chop noodles tossed in spring onion mix was good. I loved the food and the atmosphere. Yes, you get bumped as people squeeze by you. You must obey very order to sit at designated seats and even take specific routes to get there or the auntie waitress will glower at you. But it was worth every glare and elbow in the side. I would go back for tea, French toast and noodles. Oh and my friend adored the pork chop bun. She had to be physically restrained from ordering one the second day because we had so much food already. Go for a great authentic HK experience. Try to get someone who understands Cantonese to order for you or who at least can react quickly by pointing to pictures. Slow reactions just do not cut it here.

Visited May 2013
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“Real Taste of Hong Kong”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Tucked away off Lyndhurst Terrace (or tell the cab driver "pai fah kai') is a ye old HK coffee shop service tea with milk ('lai cha'). A must try is the pork chop noodle and also the pork burger. Do be prepared for cramped conditions and the place is always crowded and you will need to share tables. But the food makes it all worth the hunt to get to the place and the ambience is authentic HK. One of the local eating experiences to have.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Either before or after visiting the mid-levels escalator, you can drop by here for lunch. They are famous for their milk tea and their dry noodles with pork chop. Excellent stuff! Their pork chop bun is good too. We ordered one on the side to share, just to be able to try as many things as possible. If you are there during the lunch crowd, be prepared to wait a bit. They will ask you how many people there are in your party, so there is no need to stand in an organised line. They will seat you according to the number of seats that become available, so don't be surprised if someone who came after you gets seated first. No one is better than the HK people at filling a tiny place to maximum capacity! The wait will be worth it though, as the food here is definitely worth waiting for. One of my must haves when in HK.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Quaint little Cha Can Ting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

It's tucked in a corner of a shopping centre, but the decor brings you back to the 80's. Definitely must try the instant noodles :-)

Visited March 2013
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