Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Australian Dairy Company @ Parkes Street, Jordan, Kowloon

the unmistakable frontage, milk bottles from Kowloon dairy
Dining in Hong Kong means cha chan teng food or coffee shop places, kinda like our equivalent of kopitiam here. This is where the masses eat since it offers the best value for their money. While one would usually dismiss these meals to mean inferior quality, in Hong Kong this is not the case as they uphold their standards.

food is served quickly while piping hot

Packed with people at all times, the Australian Dairy Company in Jordan often comes up tops in most restaurant guides - in the
WOM Hong Kong guide I bought and from what I read it is also highly rated by openrice, Hong Kong's public forum.

milky ice tea

Established about 30 years ago, this ever-busy place churns out the same stuff it has being doing since day one. Like all other cha chan tengs, there seems to be an element of East meets West here - macaroni soup (made with Campbells chicken soup as spied from the kitchen supplies) with ham, scrambled eggs amid wobbly soft steamed milk puddings.

serious coffee business, cramped and packed with people, busy busy delivering drinks

Everyone goes for the set - piping hot macaroni soup with ham, a drink and a sandwich with ham or eggs. Since I had an earlier meal, I only opted for the scrambled eggs sandwich and a drink, raising the eyebrows of the waiter who thought I was weird for not going for the set.

smooth egg white milk pudding

Service is super fast as food keeps emerging piping hot from a small kitchen. You have men in white coats moving quickly around the service counter to deliver the food as fast as possible, so their turnover of customers is increased.

signboards jostle for your attention on Parkes Street
I share a table with a mother and son who looks like he just came from school in his uniform. My scrambled eggs may look ordinary but it was fluffy with just a bit of buttery taste to give it flavour. Best eaten between the two slices of pillow soft white bread that it is served with. I also loved my milk and egg white pudding - soft and wobbly it was just the perfect ending for me. Now I know why there's even a Facebook page paying tribute to this chan teng's wonderful attributes (at last count, about 9155 fans have signed up so far).

Australian Dairy Company
47-49, Parkes Street
Jordan
Kowloon

Tel: 2730-1356

(Non Halal. Open from 7.30am to 11pm daily. To get here, take the Jordan MTR to reach Parkes Street. For more pictures, see
my Flickr set.)

17 comments:

crabby said...

The Campbell soup is mixed into the scrambled eggs, not the macaroni soup :) That's their so-called secret ingredient in their famous eggs.

Miso said...

I just came back fr HK. My hotel is very near to this place. However, I didn't tried their scrambled egg as I placed my order wrongly. Ended up having the sunny side up :) But I tried both their desserts. Yummy!

J said...

Oooooh. That egg pudding looks smooth as silk! :D

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

it is damn awesome dis place i tell ya, had it twice in my 5day trip! esp the scramble eggs!

J2Kfm said...

Argh ... and I'm kicking myself for missing this. This was closed on the evening we went. Though I have read some stories on the far-from-courteous waiters.
But who am I kidding ... this IS hong kong after all. :)

Life for Beginners said...

Milk just taste better in HK somehow. Stronger, maybe (so not to everyone's taste).

Your HK series is making me wanna head back there for the 3rd time in less than a year... :P

CUMI & CIKI said...

9155 fans ?! that's really nothing to sneeze at and i can see why! adding egg to campbell soup is brilliant!! yarmie :) (sigh, if i thought of it 1st, i'd be famous already :P teehee)

myCoffee said...

Beside Bill's in Sydney, this is my other top fave place to have scrambled eggs. This place is almost perpetually packed and seatings are literally elbow-to-elbow and back-to-back. And don't you think the service staff look like extras from a typical HK gangster movie? lol...

thule a.k.a leo said...

I remember having this while in HK 3 years ago.. it's more like stumbling into the shop :P

foodbin said...

simple and nice.

Paprika said...

mmm milk pudding... One of my favourite things to eat over there.

林利 said...

我的老天爺~內容真是太棒了.................................................................

Hikaru said...

It was my first meal there. And my last meal too before i left HK. The milk pudding was really nice....

jasmine said...

the scrambled eggs here were truly out of this world... miss them!

Fraulein said...

Oh.. I miss their scramble eggs and the milk tea.

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