In February this year, veteran Hong Kong TV producer Robert Chua told 8days.sg that he was planning to open a cha chaan teng kiosk at Ion Orchard this April. Called Joy Luck Teahouse, its Chinese name sounds similar to Robert’s long-running TVB variety show Enjoy Yourself Tonight, The stall offers Hong Kong’s three culinary treasures — nai cha (milk tea), bolo buns and egg tarts. The milk tea and bolo buns are from HK’s Kam Kee Cafe, one of the city’s iconic traditional bing sutts that are widely considered to be the predecessor for cha chaan tengs, while the egg tarts hail from Kowloon City’s Hoover Cake Shop, which counts Chow Yun-Fat as a regular.

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