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Welcome to Honolulu HK Cafe

Honolulu HK Cafe hails from Hong Kong and this beloved decades old tea house has opened its second branch here in Robinsons Place Manila (first Philippine Branch is in SM Aura Premiere).

So what do we expect at this cafe? Here's what they served when I got invited to try the cafe's latest food offerings, as well as menu favorites.

For starters, we had Curry Fish Ball, P198. This is definitely a winner for me. I love that it is spiced just right for you to have another bite, not the kind of spiciness that burns the mouth. I think I can finish a whole serving of this.


Honolulu Egg Tart, P50. Flaky and not sweet, a perfect companion to a hot cup of tea or coffee.


Honolulu Bo Lo Bun, P50. The brown ones are Coffee Buns which is new on the menu and costs P60. I only had a bite of the coffee bun and I love that the bun itself is soft although it would've been nice if it tastes more coffee-ish.


Deep Fried Honey Garlic Spareribs, P288. Another favorite of mine. I love the contrasting taste of garlic and honey. Of course, it helps if you have a cup or rice nearby.


Deep Fried Prawn with Salted Egg Yolk, 488. Another favorite although an expensive item on the menu. Very tasty and the prawns are cooked just right you can still enjoy its juices. Generously coated with salted egg yolk also. Thumbs up!


Hong Kong Curry in Casserole, Beef Brisket, P328. Okay, I suddenly realize that I am going to say that this is another favorite. Hahaha. No kidding. I just wish that this dish comes with roti or naan.


To distinguish Honolulu HK Cafe Robinson's Place Manila branch from the branch in SM Aura Premiere, the one in Manila serves some roast meat. You can actually see the meat displayed on the window, just beside the open kitchen.


Chinese Style BBQ Pork or Char Siu Pork. This is similar to "tocino" so expect it to be sweet. The meat is tender and the "smokiness" greatly enhanced the flavor.


Crispy Roast Pork or Lechon Macao. If the others are favorites, this crispy pork is LOVE. I mean, the love, love the crispy skin. Yum!


Soy Chicken. When there's char siu and lechon macao, expect soy chicken on the menu. This classic favorite comes with some salty-ginger sauce that heightens the taste of the chicken. Can also be ordered whole.


Overall, the food choices at Honolulu HK Cafe did not disappoint. The restaurant has also a big seating capacity so you don't have to worry about waiting in a long line. It also has nice interiors and is well-lit. Perfect for taking pictures.



Honolulu HK Cafe
Ground Floor
Robinson's Place Manila

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