mongkok teahouse

Wong Kok Char Chang Teng (Mongkok Teahouse) Hong Kong Restaurant is yet another HK food franchise in KL. It seems that ever since Kim Gary took off, HK style quick service restaurants has been sprouting up like mushrooms in KL. This particular establishment comes with the tantalizing tag line “Taste to Feel Hong Kong”. Hmm…

mongkok teahouse montage

Wong Kok Hong Kong Restaurant is nestled in a quiet alcove in 1 Utama and features a warm ambiance with a heavy emphasis on diffused spot lighting. I did not attempt to count the incandescent spot light fixtures both embedded into the walls and in stand alone lantern style versions but I can assure you that there are quite a lot of them.

kwok chun on

This restaurant is apparently endorsed by a Mr. Kwok Chun On – a pretty boy chef with a forced smile and a unenthusiastic thumbs up. It comes with a lot of Chinese characters on the side, which I can’t read, but I gather he’s the establishment’s ambassador for a reason.

mongkok teahouse drinks

Doris had the Salted Lemon Sourplum Juice (RM 6.80) while I had the Chocolate ice-cream milk shake (RM 7.50). Salt with sour bases makes it sweet so her drink is quite pleasantly saccharine. The latter is coated with chocolate and crushed peanuts on the side of the glass, much like a frozen margarita is lined with salt.

mongkok shanghai rice

This is the Shanghai sauce roasted pork with mixed vegetables and rice (RM 9.50) which Doris ordered. It looks a little bit on the plain side, but it tastes good.

hong kong bak chang

I had the interestingly named Hong Kong waxed meat rice wrapped with lotus leaves (RM 9.50). Doris reads Chinese and told me this is a bak chang of sorts. I love the way it came out though – it’s like a tall, slim pyramid that’s almost phallic in nature.

hong kong bak chang open

It unwraps to reveal glutenous rice marinated in soy sauce with little treasures of pork, mushrooms and other ingredients inside the rice. It’s served with Taiwan sausages and a complete shiitake mushroom on the side. It tasted pretty good, and it’s novel.

mongkok french toast

We also ordered French Toast (RM 4.20) – it would be heresy to not check out the quality of the French Toast in a HK eating establishment. HK style French Toast has peanut butter inside and is deep fried with batter before a slab of artery clogging butter is put on top. I found Kim Gary’s French Toast to be much better than the Mongkok Teahouse version.

mongkok simmering

Mongkok Teahouse also has a premium menu – this is the Seafood and Vegetable in Paper Pot (RM 21.80) which we ordered from that menu. It seems to be one of their signature dishes from the prominent placement on it’s premium menu and comes simmering to your table courtesy of a small boiler beneath the pot.

mongkok premium

The Seafood and Vegetable in Paper Pot is filled with prawns, fish, seaweed, rice vermicelli and other Chinese herbs and vegetables. It tasted rather bland and we both felt it wasn’t worth the premium price tag.

mongkok teahouse us

I am so juvenile sometimes…

mongkok teahouse end

Wong Kok Char Chang Teng Hong Kong Restaurant is one of the less popular HK style eatery chains out there but it’s worth checking out the phallic Hong Kong waxed meat rice wrapped with lotus leaves.

…if only just to take a photo of it. ;)

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26 Responses to “Wong Kok Char Chang Teng Hong Kong Restaurant”

  1. I’m going KL next week. Staying around Petaling Street.. Any place of interest to intro? Hw abt must try good? any to intro?

  2. kelvinsse: Hmm…I’ve only been there 2+ weeks this two months. I may be able to give recommendations in a couple of months. I’m moving over this weekend. :)

  3. hmmm, somehow i still prefer kim gary to wong kok :) especially the cheese baked rice, yummy~

  4. Dude, at 42 I am still very juvenile outside the office. Waxed meat, I like the direct translation.

  5. been here a few times, don’t really like the food but it’s a nice place to hang out and chit chat with friends though

  6. I see it not a teahouse with dim sums. The presentation is very good but taste still utmost important in dining. Location seem not bad at all. Price is pretty standard for this type of restaurant.

  7. seems like I had a much more positive review of this place! I prefer wong kok more than kim gary’s :P

  8. Bro, you sure do hand out around the Damansara region alot eh?
    Living nearby for the time being??

  9. oops, “….HANG* out around…”

  10. HB, Wonder you called it Taiwan sausages? I thought it lup chong Chinese sausages which Cantonese people use in cooking. Food look interesting too bad restaurant not in states but we have many fine Chinese restaurants also.

  11. Kwok Chun On I think is one of Hong Kong medium range singer and movie star.

  12. tht bak chang looks so funky. will try it if i ever go there again. btw, 2 persons can eat so much of food? O_o

  13. Wow, Hb, every thing in this looks very good, but especially the french toast. I live in the atlantic south east of the US, and like nothing better than french toast with peaches for breakfast. And some crispy bacon. With a cup of strong coffee au lait. Nom Nom Nom. Damn, now I want some myself. Not to mention the other stuff that looks great ( love rice and mushrooms). You are killing my diet, you know. But thanks anyway. Like your blog. Best wishes to you in your new employment/ adventure and also to all you those you hold dear.
    Tom

  14. I like this restaurant too..
    Especially the drinks…
    Their price is reasonable and the portion is so big!!!
    :)

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