Ching Yip Coffee Lounge, Haymarket Chinatown

Food: 7/10
Atmosphere: 6/10
Service: 6/10
Value: 8/10

Average Price
Entrée: $5-$7
Main: $10-$15
Dessert: $5-$7
Degustation: N/A
Corkage: Free
Cakeage: Free

Ease of finding a car park: Extremely Difficult
Ease of finding the restaurant: Hard
Brightness of restaurant: Normal
Noise Level: Normal
Waiting time for foods: 15 mins
Booking time require: Walk in
Child friendly/High Chair: Yes


Ching Yip Coffee Lounge pretty much summarised where I came from and the typical comfort food from my home town. I still remembered when I was young, this Hong Kong style café would be one that we visited once every month. It certainly brought back a lot of my childhood memories.


Grill pork chop and fried rice with tomato sauce, $10 extra sausage, $2

This place used to be my monthly meeting place with my uni mates, after years of tasting 90% items on the menu the grill pork chop and fried rice is my all times favourite. It is very authentic and cover with a neon orange colour glossy tomato sauce. The baked marks over the sauce was a prove that the dish has been place in the oven, don’t you just feel food taste better after it has been baked for a while? Underneath you will find the treasure hidden pork chop which has already been cut into stripes so you don’t need to get your hands dirty. And lastly, don’t forget to soak up all the sauce with every spoonful of the corn and peas fried rice at the bottom.


Fry Pork Chop with rice on the beach, $10

I don’t like going for the ordinary “Special Set Menu of The Day” type of thing, I hate routines and I hate ordinary haha. So instead, I have ordered something that is not even on the menu. I am not sure if this is how I should translate the menu back to English. But this dish does looks like a beach to me especially that lovely sunny side up egg ( which represent the sun I suppose) and pan fry pork chop (represents the sands) , ham and sausage (beach towel and air-inflated baseball bat ?)

Now you must be wondering why I can order something that is not even on the menu? Because once upon a time, I went to the café and saw the person next to me eating this so I decided I must give it a go this time, and not surprisingly 10 mins later the girl sitting behind me ordered the same food as mine after seeing me eating like a monster.


Ice cold Horlicks, $4.50



Ice Hong Kong style milk tea, $4.50

Hong Kong style milk tea is a class of its own, different from other forms of milk tea you are likely to encounter. Also known as the silk stocking milk tea, it gets the signature smooth and intense flavour from the action of straining back and forth through a long cloth sieve that resembles women’s stockings. Lastly, evaporated milk and little bit of sugar is mixed in to create the final cup of goodie.

Conclusion: Ching Yip Coffee Lounge is a good gathering place for native Hong Kongers or Chinese food lovers. They offer the kind of food which you would crave for at 3pm or 3am. If you are thinking about travelling to Hong Kong, pop in to this place have a try of what’s food in Hong Kong are like at a price under $10. Make sure you order a cup of HK style milk tea which is staple at every Cha Chaan Teng (That’s how you say HK style café in Chinese)


L2, Dixon House 413 Sussex Street, Chinatown
opening hrs: Mon – Sun: 9:00 to 22:30
Web: N/A

Getting There:

Parking: Clarence Street or Kent Street
By: Train:  Town Hall/Central Station
By Bus:

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Map picture

Ching Yip Coffee Lounge (Dixon House Level 2) on Urbanspoon


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. obesebaby
    Jul 24, 2010 @ 13:25:56

    hmmmm love the hk milk tea drink and the baked pork chop is the best, always add the sausage


  2. JC
    Jul 24, 2010 @ 13:37:00

    totally agree, also love honkie style french toast, the peanut butter and condensed milk just hits the spot.


  3. Lil
    May 25, 2011 @ 01:37:36

    Completely agree with JC! Cha Chaan Teng food is definitely comfort food at its best!


  4. Gaby
    May 25, 2011 @ 04:41:59

    How interesting to learn about HK comfort food. Sausages and fried eggs seem to be universal comfort ingredients, don’t they?


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