Holt’s Cafe’s New Sunday Brunch Embraces the Cha Chaan Teng Culture

Holt's Cafe's New Sunday Brunch Embraces the Cha Chaan Teng Culture

Holt’s Café on level two of Rosewood Hong Kong, known for its upscale local and international dining, has unveiled a new Sunday brunch menu that pays tribute to the city’s iconic cha chaan teng café-restaurant culture.

Cha Chaan Teng, meaning “tea restaurant” in Cantonese, is a culinary institution that serves a unique fusion of Chinese and Western cuisine, reflecting the city’s dynamic blend of cultures.

The modest eateries became popular in the 1950s and 1960s, catering to the working class and providing affordable meals laden with nostalgic comfort. Holt’s Café’s new Sunday brunch reimagines the modern cha chaan teng experience, elevating traditional dishes that offer an unforgettable journey through Hong Kong’s rich gastronomic heritage.

A photograph of the Deep Fried Vegetable Spring Roll and the Egg Waffle dishes

Indulge in the nostalgic flavours of Hong Kong starting with six types of small plates served to the table, which include Hong Kong Style Prawn Cocktail with mango, papaya, sweet mayo and tobiko; Stir-Fried XO Turnip Cake with bean sprouts and yellow chives; Soya Chicken with ginger and scallion dip, and more.

Guests can choose one main course from a selection of 6 delectable classic Hong Kong-style signature dishes such as Baked Tomato Iberico Pork Chop with fried rice and sunny side up egg, Premium Barbecue Pork Rice with organic Japanese egg and Japanese rice, Wok-Fried Flat Noodle with beef, spring onion, and bean sprouts; Baked Portuguese Chicken with fried rice, and more.

For dessert, choose one from a selection of 4 delectable sweets such as the traditional Hong Kong-style French Toast with peanut butter, Mango Pomelo Sago Soup, Egg Waffle with vanilla sauce, and Egg Tart.

Holt’s Café’s new brunch menu is available every Sunday from 12 pm-3 pm, priced at HKD580+10% service charge per adult inclusive of coffee or tea. Guests may pay an additional HKD118 for free-flowing mocktails and juice for 2 hours and HKD298 for free-flowing cocktails of Prosecco, house white & red Wines, and cocktails.

A group shot of the dishes on a table

The full Holt’s Café Hong Kong Sunday Brunch menu is as follows:

Holt’s Café Hong Kong Sunday Brunch Menu
HKD580 +10% per adult

Small Plates (served all)
Hong Kong Style Prawn Cocktail
Chinese Style Appetizer Combination
Fried Crispy Rocket Squid
Deep-Fried Vegetable Spring Roll
Soya Chicken
Stir-fried XO Turnip Cake

A Choice of Soup
Hot & Sour Soup with Fish Maw, Black Mushroom and Fungus
Shrimp & Pork Wonton Soup with Dry Halibut Broth and Choy Sum

A Choice of Main Course
Baked Tomato Iberico Pork Chop
Baked Portuguese Chicken
Wok Fried Noodle (Vegetarian)
Premium Barbecue Pork Rice
Wok-fried beef Flat Noodles
Roasted Duck Noodle Soup

A Choice of Dessert
Mango Pomelo Sago Soup
Hong Kong Style French Toast
Egg Waffle
Egg Tart

Includes Coffee or Tea

A sliced pork and vegetable dish

Advanced reservations are highly recommended. More information on Holt’s Cafe can be found at www.rosewoodhotels.com.

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