Meaning “Neighbourhood” in Cantonese, Kaifong serves more than just the neighbourhood folks. Bookmarked by over 30 thousand users on Openrice, Kaifong Cafe is slightly more modern than the rest of the bunch, with semi-buffet options available during dinner time. Choose your choice of main from U.S Angus Striploin ($198) to Japanese Black A5 Rib Eye ($368) and get unlimited access to the buffet bar where there’s a wide range of drinks, soup, salad, yakitori, salad and carbs galore. For those who aren’t too hungry, try the signature a la carte options such as the Grilled U.S. Rib Eye Steak ($99). Also, while braver souls can give the Grilled Beef Tongue ($89) a try.
You’ve tried Parisian-style steak frites, grilled Argentinian steaks and perhaps even the American T-bone steaks during a good ol’ backyard barbecue, but have you been to a Hong Kong-style steakhouse? Nicknamed ‘Soy Sauce Western Restaurants’ due to their soy sauce-based marinated steaks, Hong Kong steakhouses are best known for their sizzling hot plates and unbeatable prices.
If you associate steakhouses with glamorous interior design, superb service, sparkling water, red wine and expensive cuts of meat, you’re in for a bit of a culture shock. Looking more like local cha chaan tengs, you’ll be able to enjoy a tall glass of Hong Kong milk tea to go alongside your meal. While the quality of the meat at Chinese steakhouses is most likely going to be on the more cheap-and-cheerful of the spectrum, the affordable set meals and the bustling environments make it a one-of-a-kind experience. By Doris Lam