Enjoy Hong Kong-style pineapple buns, curry fish balls and egg tarts at Joy Luck Teahouse
The new eatery will open on Friday (Aug 28) at ION Orchard and will sell popular food items from three well-known Hong Kong F&B brands.
You can’t fly to Hong Kong for the foreseeable future to enjoy the city’s yummy cuisines but you can do the next best thing and head to Joy Luck Teahouse when it opens its takeaway kiosk on Friday (Aug 28) at ION Orchard.
The cha chaan teng (Hong Kong-style cafe) will sell popular food items from three iconic Hong Kong F&B brands: Hoover Cake Shop, Kam Kee Cafe and Tak Hing Fish Ball Company.
From Hoover Cake Shop, you can enjoy two types of egg tarts: a puff pastry and a butter cookie type. The puff pastry version is said to be similar to a croissant but with flakier layers, while the butter cookie has a firm crust.
There’s also the pineapple bun from Kam Kee Cafe, which comes with different fillings such as kaya and luncheon meat. Or you can just enjoy the classic bo lo yau with a thick slab of butter.
Wash it all down with some Hong Kong-style milk tea, also from Kam Kee Cafe, said to be a favourite of singer-actor Dicky Cheung. There's also an exclusive to Singapore bubble tea called Pearl of the Orient, which comes in a collagen version too.
And if you’re in the mood for something savoury, grab some of the legendary curry fish balls made by Tak Hing Fish Ball Company that counts celebrities such as Chow Yun-Fat and Paula Tsui Siu-fung as loyal fans. The freshly made fish paste doesn’t use any flour or additives and is made from a mixture of rice field eel and yellowtail croaker.
The eatery also offers plenty of other Hong Kong-style drinks and desserts to keep your longing for the city at bay until you get to travel again.
Joy Luck Teahouse opens Friday (Aug 28) at 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, #B4-61, Singapore 238801. Opening hours are from 9am to 10pm.