Hong Kong-style cha chaan teng Tsui Wah will finally open its Singapore branch on 15 June, Friday, at 1pm. It will be the brand's first Southeast Asia outlet in. Sadly, the 140-seater in Clarke Quay, which is decorated in a "contemporary-style", won't be a 24-hour joint like many Tsui Wah outlets in Hong Kong. Instead its opening hours are from 11am to 11pm daily (except the opening day, when it starts from 1pm).
The eatery sits within the space formerly occupied by Attica club. Tsui Wah in Singapore is a franchise by Vista F&B Services Pte. Ltd., a joint venture between Tsui Wah Holdings Limited and Jumbo Group Ltd.
The brand is a modern cha chaan teng-style restaurant chain with over 60 outlets in Hong Kong, Macau and China. It’s popular for its affordably-priced Cantonese and Western-style comfort nosh, like Crispy Bun with Condensed Milk, soupy Fish Balls And Fish Cakes with noodles, HK-style Milk Tea and Fish Paste Puffs with Soup.
What's on the Singapore menu? According to its press release: "Signature items such as the Milk Tea, Crispy Bun with Condensed Milk, and the Curry Series, among others. More exciting updates are to come as the menu progressively expands in the upcoming months."
Also, who'll be in the kitchen? The restaurant's PR rep confirms that chefs from Tsui Wah Hong Kong have been in Singapore for the past few months training the local staff. Also, "some of these chefs will also be stationed here to have a hand in food preparation and ensure the high standards of quality and freshness".
Check out the photo gallery above for a sampling of the cha chaan teng's star dishes.
Tsui Wah Singapore is at #01-03 Clarke Quay, 3A River Valley Rd, S179020. Open daily 11am to 11pm; from 1pm on 15 June.