Was in Berjaya Times Square, Imbi few weeks ago to catch a movie (Wild Hogs, very hilarious by the way ). Reached there an hour early, so decided to have dinner first with the guys.
The foodcourt at this shopping mall is one of the worst I’ve ever tried, so it’s a big no no. Also tried most of the restaurants on 4th Floor, and I was determined not to eat any fast food. I think Michael aka suingau suggested to us the HK cafe just next to the cinema.
Named “Food & Tea” in English to rhyme with their Chinese name “Fun Hei Dei” (Happy Land), this cafe is not unlike those typical Hong Kong-styled cafes that are invading our Boleh-land in the past few years.
The selections are pretty much the same as other HK cafes as well, with huge varieties of baked rice, Asian-ised spaghetti, pork chop rice, Nissin noodle (glorified version of instant noodle) and etc.
The usual HK’s appetizers/desserts are at offer too here, such as different type of toasts, Macau’s Pork Chop Burger, and others.
As you can see from the menus, the price here is pretty ok, as compared to some other more expensive HK restaurants such as Causeway Bay at Low Yat Plaza.
After deliberating for a long time, I set my eyes on the Sliced Beef in Black Pepper Sauce Baked Spaghetti (RM7.80). I’m sure they can come out with a shorter name than that. Anyway, surprisingly I liked it quite a lot, even though I’m not a big fan of Asian-ised spaghettis. The black pepper sauce is made just nice and not too salty, and the beef were fresh and still springy. They are very generous with the amount of beef, although the dish would look so much nicer if they add in some vegetables.
Michael went for the Baked Rice with Sliced Beef in Twin Sauce (RM11.60). Although Michael did say it tasted good, I seriously feel this is one overpriced item. It is basically rice baked with cheese, topped with the twin sauce (sweetcorn white sauce and minced beef sauce), and added with minced beef, 3 small slices of braised beef and some corns on top.
Kevin’s Spicy Ramen set meal (RM8.80) fared worse. It is nothing but Nissin noodle added with some vege, a slice of tomato, some cabbages, and a stick of fried squid. But not that the cafe is trying to con the customers, as the Nissin label/logo was on the display picture, though amazingly all of us missed it! Kevin felt that it tasted spicy alright, but that was it.
The set meal also comes with a bowl of Ice Kacang, a very tall Ice Kacang. Tasted below average if I remember correctly.
The Iced Coffee with Cincau (RM3.50) was very enjoyable, despite the fact that I’m not a coffee-lover.
Overall, Food & Tea Hong Kong Restaurants is not too bad I reckon. Nice enough to make me thinking of going back there to try other items on their extensive menu. And the fact that they are just next to the cinema helps too obviously. And those HK-styled food aficionados might wanna try them out as well.
Food & Tea Hong Kong Restaurants
Address: 03-108 (3rd Flr), Berjaya Times Square, Jalan Imbi, 55100 KL
Telephone: 03-2145 2518
Operating Hours/Days: 11am – 10pm Daily
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