Prince Cafe Hong Kong Cuisine @ Kepong

vkeongCafe, Food and Drink, Hong Kong Style, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, Non Halal5 Comments

Prince Cafe is a chained Hong Kong style cafe that have a few branches in Klang Valley. As far as I know they had branches in Kepong, SS2 and Mid Valley (closed down) From the recent closure of their Mid Valley branch I am thinking they aren’t doing too well.
It’s kinda obvious (at least to me) that they are aiming to tap into the Yum Cha market, and might want to emulate the success of Kim Gary and Wong Kok Char Chan Teng alike. But as far as I am concerned, the food served at Kim Gary and Wong Kok in Malaysia are not up to the standards. Well I could give their Yin Yong or HK Milk Tea a pass but their food is just a let down.
What I said is based on the fact that I have tried the Kim Gary in Singapore and I feel there is a heaven-and-earth difference. So when your competition is not strong, standards are low hence less room for improvements. That being said, it’s obvious my experience with Prince Cafe to follow was a disappointing one.

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Macau style Pork Chop Burger @ RM6.50. While I could tolerate the idea of purposely arranging the pork chops in such a messy way in creating an arty impression – there’s nothing to like about the overly dry pork chops and excessive use of mayonnaise.

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Pork Chop Cheese Baked Rice @ RM16.90 had a huge portion but it arrived cold and tasted dry – really dry. They were generous with the mayonnaise on my pork chop burger but decided to stinge on the curry sauce for the cheese baked rice lol. Well luckily the waiter happily obliged to bring us extra curry sauce so it was bearable.
For this kind of pricing and food quality, you are better off sticking to Kim Gary or Wong Kok. Or better still, support local Yum Cha scene and have white coffee at Old Town instead.

Prince Cafe (info provided for the lulz)
No 22, 24 & 26, Jalan Metro Perdana 8
Taman Usahawan Kepong, 52100 KL

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5 Comments on “Prince Cafe Hong Kong Cuisine @ Kepong”

  1. Tan Tee Lim

    I have not tried Prince Cafe in Kepong but the one in SS2 is actually pretty good IMO, and WAAAAY better than Wong Kok or Kim Gary. Baked rice with sliced beef is pretty good.

    BTW, ‘yum cha’ in HK actually refers to having Dim Sum (the ‘cha’ refers to Chinese Tea) ;)

  2. JD

    Despite that, I still feel that Kim Gary’s food is quite ok to my standard lar, especially those Cheese Baked Rice. Didn’t actually tried a lot of their other menu though. But Kim Gary and Wong Kok Char Chan Teng is also some of those unknown eateries in HK.

  3. Mike

    I have tried Prince Cafe in cheras, they dont look like HK cusine thingee, but rather a fusion of local+western+Hk delicacies..nevertheless , it failed to impress me. The menu was nothing outstanding infact very ordinary though they tried to be fancy with certain names apply to the food. They had this so-called Shangai style rice but when it served it was no difference to Cantonese braised rice aka Wat Tan Rice .Overall, just another restraunt chain wanted to ride on the HK char chan teng popularity sweeping malaysia but unfortunately not tastefully delivered ..similar to all the mushrooming of kopitiams nation-wide to emulate the success of Old town white coffee. Verdict – may not revisit.

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