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80 Marine Parade Road
Parkway Parade B1
Singapore
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A Cafe serving up Hongkong foodfare

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  1. Guttercat
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     29 Oct 2007 at 1:28 am
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    Central Hong Kong Cafe's Parkway Parade & Tampines Mall branches are both offering a Teatime Special promotion during weekdays (Monday to Friday) from 3pm to 6pm.

    Order any food item & get any one of your favourite drink for SGD 0.30 only, which is a bargain since their drinks cost upwards of SGD 2.

    The proliferation of HK-style eateries is somewhat both a blessing & a boon, as the missus is a BNO by birth; we tend to find it distressing when the food served comes out somewhat substandard.

    For one thing, I can never understand why one has to pay an extra SGD 0.50 for cold drinks. That much for a few ice cubes sounds a bit dodgy, on top of which the drink ends up horribly diluted if left overly long.

    Then again, I'm probably too spoilt; a restaurant that we regularly frequent in HK places the hot glass of 奶茶 in a bowl of ice cubes, eliminating the problem of dilution. Now that is service worth paying a little more for.

    I digress.

    PP's Central serves a pretty fine Claypot Stew Beef Brisket; the tender bits practically slides down one's throat, & the gravy goes really well with rice, as my daughter would attest. Sadly, now & then a tough chunk of meat with the consistency of old leather pops out & spoils what would've been an otherwise perfect dish.

    If those were thrown in as a filler, I'd rather do without.

    Their Milk Tea is passable, but nothing near what an authentic 奶茶 tastes like. Alas, when nostalgia sets in, we make do with what we can.

    But I must admit that they do know their instant noodles (出前一丁 aka 清仔面) served up in a variety of ways; those come pretty close to that which we know & love. If you can't decide on what to order, that's probably your safest bet.

    Service-wise, there isn't really much to critique; the food gets served rather quickly, & the fact that the staffs are able to speak Cantonese is a nice touch.

    Central isn't a place that we'd frequent, but the occasional bite still fits the schedule.

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    1. Bobo
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       12 Sep 2007 at 9:29 pm

      Central is a cafe chain with outlets at Vivo, Tampines and Ngee Ann City... And this one in the basement of Parkway Parade.

      Today is not my first time there.. it should be the 3rd trip already. I can't remember what I ordered during the first two trips but it was just ok. A tad expensive if you consider its price... but this time..

      Food ordered Chicken Chop Noodle Dry Chicken Chop Cheese Baked Rice

      Guess we were in the mood for chicken chop. The outlet was relatively crowded for a weekday evening. But we were tend to quickly and had our orders taken. The food took just a short while to arrive which was good since we were really hungry.

      The Chicken Chop Dry Noodle was the really thin noodles (which I like) with some vegetables and two pieces of chicken chop. I like the sauce which was not too salty and the noodles. But the chicken was quite fatty and I couldn't bear to eat about 1/5 of it due to that reason. The soup served with the noodles was great. I finished it, which was rare for me.

      The Chicken Chop Cheese Baked Rice had more pieces of chicken in it with tomato and was well covered with cheese. The Cheese had hardened a little by the time it arrived but it was still warm. A tad salty for my taste but my companion thought it to be fine. The chicken bits in this dish were less fatty and more palatable.

      This time, it cost us $17. Once in a while would be alright.

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