Modern Cha Chaan Teng at HOOMAN HOUSE on Tseung Kwan O Waterfront

Tseung Kwan O’s waterfront promenade has seen a slew of new openings this year – and it’s just in time for summer. Opening its soft launch this month, HOOMAN HOUSE serves modern cha chaan teng variations from Kaya French toast to rainbow Cheung fun. The all-day dining hub welcomes pets too, in line with its sister establishments HOOMAN Cafe in West Kowloon Cultural District and Superhooman in Tin Hau. We drop by this neighbourhood gem to try some of the innovative curations which take cult classics, that are ubiquitous to Hong Kong, with a modern spin.

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Image courtesy of Faye Bradley | Cha Siu Papers Times

In Britain, it's pubs. In America, it's the old-school diners. Meanwhile, Hong Kong's version of the morning fry-up is none other than the traditional cha chaan teng scene—the humble Cantonese diner categorised by its casual setting and charm of buttery toast, egg-topped instant noodles and the iconic pineapple bun. Of course, there's more to the list of cult classics, but at HOOMAN HOUSE, favourites on the menu get an update. The restaurant, helmed by a previous cha chaan teng chef with years of experience, infuses modern fare in its dishes while paying tribute to traditional techniques and ingredients.

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Image courtesy of Faye Bradley | Cha Siu Papers Times

E-fu noodles are made fresh every day onsite (and will even be available to purchase and bring home soon). The prawn e-fu is an indulgent dish, served with a hearty portion of the noodles. There are many e-fu options to choose from, so for the non-seafood folk, try the beef brisket e-fu.