Hong Kong Sheng Kee: Scrumptious HK Food with a Contemporary, Truffle-licious Twist

Author: Alex Chua

The wallet-friendly Hong Kong Sheng Kee adds a contemporary touch to its tasty range of Hong Kong cuisines with the launch Truffle Wanton Noodle. Available from 7 Nov onwards, the new Truffle Wanton Noodle is a refreshing new touch to bring an already perfected dish to an elevated gastronomic treat. Helmed by the experienced Senior Executive Chef, Mr Chan Wing Kin, he had skillfully fused all the well-like qualities of the original HK Wanton Noodle with a contemporary ingredient in which Truffle-phile would surely approve.


The Truffle Wanton Noodle uses fresh egg noodle which is springy and tastes quite eggy. Made with 8 ingredients including old hen, pork bone and sole fish, the Jinhua Ham Broth is both savory and refreshing. What I really love about this dish is the wanton – the hand-beaten meat is mixed with fresh prawns, premium tender kurobuta pork air-flown from Japan, and black truffle oil. Meaty yet with a tender bite, the wanton truly elevates this dish to a wanton-ful level!


Besides staples like noodles and rice, Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert also offers many other delicious HK grub, including a Dim Sum menu featuring Fried Dumplings, Glutinous Rice Dumpling, Mini Yolky Custard Pau and Siew Mai. Affordably priced and not lowering the ingredient quality, the dim sum here is a decent treat for those who suddenly has got an urged to have a dim sum affair.


Not to forget their desserts. First off I am biased towards their desserts as I am a regular diner there. But with the correct pricing, the numerous accessible location and the delightful desserts who wouldn’t? The SK Mango Pomelo Sago is one refreshing bowl in which I come time and time again. The mango taste is real, not artificial sweet, and the plating is simple, almost zen-like. My other go-to desserts include the Rice ball in Paste, Almond Paste and Yuan Yang Paste.

To get more bang on the buck, from 24 Oct to 30 Nov, diners get to enjoy $2 off HK Wanton Noodle or Truffle Wanton Noodle on the Plus app!

Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert @ The Centrepoint
The Centrepoint #B1-14
Timing: 11am to 10pm (Last Order 9pm)

Movie Review: Sara


This movie was rated as R21 but not much love making scenes were seen in the show. Charlene Choi is over 30 years old when she is required to act like a teenager, she still look like one!

My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.


Choi has always been portraying a clean girl next door image and this movie has brought out a rare side of her: the rebellious one! Despite the fact that this might be entirely new for Choi, I personally think that she did a good job exuding that rebellious side. On the other hand, there isn’t anything very special about Yam’s role as he has been starring in many other Hong Kong soft films before. Both leads were able to engage in their respective roles fully.

In additional, I like the twist to the storyline which took me by surprise (shall not share too much spoilers). All in all, it does provoke deep thoughts and give a good shoutout on the sad truth of the sex trade industry. Nonetheless, I thought they could have called for a more conclusive ending as I felt hanging with question marks as the movie credits are shown! As such, I give the movie 3.5 thumbs up!


This movie has also won numerous awards like Films of Merit in 21st Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award and Special Mention Award in 10th Osaka Asian Film Festival. Both Simon Yam and Charlene Choi also got the Best Actor and Actress award in the 6th Macau International Movie Festival.



Meeting with her past gave her the strength to confront her own demons.

Yuling/Sara has lost hope: her project is rejected by her boss, her estranged mother dies, and her boyfriend dumps her by text message. She takes out all of her savings and goes to Thailand to live out her life in a drunken stupor. As her money runs out, Yuling/Sara checks into a hotel where she intends to kill herself. Just as Yuling is about to take her own life, she meets a Thai child prostitute who would change her desire to end her life.

Somehow, the urge to rescue this prostitute gives Yuling/Sara newfound life and energy. As she gets to know the child prostitute and during the dangerous rescue process, Yuling/Sara confronts her dark past.

Watch the trailer here:

Tim Ho Wan, Michelin Star Dim Sum Restaurant

This is the restaurant’s first overseas outlet and it’s in SINGAPORE!!! Just at Plaza Singapura!

On average, each outlet in Hong Kong sells close to 2000 bamboo baskets of dim sum everyday. This is all because of Chef Mak for choosing only the freshest ingredients, made to order concept to retain its flavour and texture.

Chef Mak and me!

Yes, yes, a lot of Singaporeans are as excited as me. It’s official opening is TODAY at 10am!!It is located right in the middle of the new and old plaza sing at Level 1 #01-29A.You can enjoy good dim sum without the need of hoping onto a plane and fly to Hong Kong now!

They do not have a very big variety or dim sum, but most of the famous and popular ones are available.

Besides, their price starts from $3.80 only????

In time to come, the restaurant will also unveil special dim sum that have been adapted to local taste.

Bought a few blogger friends there but I forgot to take pictures with Jacelyn 🙁

Shall we start with the famous “Big 4 Heavenly Kings”?

Big 1: Pork buns

OMG!! MUST TRY!!! The exterior is crumbly and fluffy and the inside has Cha Siew with oozing sauce. Better than liu sha bao!! So the taste is more of a sweet-salty taste.

3 pieces. Price: $4.50

Om nomomom.

Big 2: Vermicelli Roll with Pig’s Liver

The liver is actually soft and tender and rather special as you don’t find zhu chang fen with pig liver anywhere else right? Well, at least it’s not that common.

It has a velvety texture while the liver lends a gamey flavor.

Price: $5.50

Big 3: Steamed Egg Cake

The cake is light and spongy and SWEET because it is caramelized. I think it’s a good choice to buy one and eat/chew it on the go. 1 portion is actually quite big (for me).

Price: $3.80

Big 4: Pan Fried Carrot Cake

This is quite special too. It doesn’t taste like carrot cake at all. It has big white radish chunks inside.


3 pieces. Price: $4.50

Other than the big 4, here are the other dim sums that I personally would love to recommend!

Prawn dumpling!! I LOVE ITTTT I LOVE ITTTTT!!! It is totally filled with juicy and fresh prawns.

More than 1 prawn per dumpling!!

Price: $5.50

Spring Roll with Egg White. Very crispy. Yes, there’s prawns inside too.

Price: $4.20

Pork Dumpling with Shrimp. The meat is soooooooo tender!

Price: $5.50

Dumpling Teochew Style. It contains radish inside.

Price: $4.00

Beef Ball with Beancurd Skin.

Price: $4.20

Vermicelli Roll with BBQ Pork.

Price: $5.50


This dessert is quite special. Tonic Medlar and Osmanthus Cake (Cold).

It has this sweet floral taste that I don’t know how to explain but I quite like it.

Price: $3.50

As you can see from the picture below, the restaurant is divided into 2 sections.

The dine in area as well as the takeaway counter. The dine in area sits up to 100 customers and the takeaway counter offers an express service for customers who wish to bring home their food.

The takeaway counter also caters to express customers who eat fast (eg, rush hour, lunch hour) with the area in the picture below.

Tim Ho Wan believes in giving back to the society so on the 28 April 2013, they will only be selling Pork Buns and all proceeds will go to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and aid the underprivileged children in Singapore.

Ohhhhh, how nice!!

Their opening hours are from Monday to Sunday, from 10am to 10pm.

For more information, please visit: http://facebook.com/timhowan