Date Traveled, February 2013
Australia Dairy Company is one of the Cha Chaan Tengs, "Tea Food Halls", of Hong Kong. Small cafes and restaurants that serve a blend of local Chinese fare together with Western food items that are heavily influenced by local Hong Kong flavors and techniques. Australia Dairy Company is located in the Jordan area of Kowloon and is famous for their simple egg sandwiches and Hong Kong style milk tea.
Their address is 47-49 Parkes street in Jordan and is a short walk east from the Jordan MRT stop. If you are in one of the hotels closer to the Kowloon waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui you could simply try walking the distance and experience the bustling streets of Kowloon along the way. Australia Dairy Company is also easy to spot with a large plain white signboard reading its name in black letters. This was my partner and my first food stop after we arrived for our weekend stopover in Hong Kong and we had decided to make the most of our time their by trying out as many places as possible. It was around 3 in the afternoon and we figured we could eat at Australia Dairy Company because the meals are breakfast or snack sized here and we would still be able to enjoy dinner afterwards. You end up walking so much around Hong Kong anyway that you could eat more.
Australia Dairy Company
They are famous for their egg sandwiches
Even at 3 in the afternoon the place was packed but we were able to get a table without a wait. Typical to many such places in Hong Kong, the tables are shared and you are typically seated wherever there are free spots.We ordered the egg sandwich with a bowl of macaroni and ham. I was going to order a favorite of mine, Naai Cha or milk tea, hot but saw tables with the iced version with refreshing looking froth and bubbles in tumblers and changed my order to that. Hong Kong style milk tea is a sweet tea served with condensed milk rather than regular milk and is a popular staple at the Cha Chaan Tengs. At regular Chinese restaurants you will be served just tea but if you are having a meal at a Western influenced Chaan Teng, you should try their milk tea.
So from my experience, what I liked or I should say loved, the iced milk tea. Without a doubt one of the better ones around and compared better than what I had elsewhere. The humble egg sandwich was perfectly done and finally the atmosphere of the place, loved that too. What I didn't like so much, the macaroni. The ham itself was tasty and would have complemented the sandwich very well but the macaroni was served in a broth and I wasn't a big fan. So all in all, if I get a chance to live in Hong Kong for a bit I can certainly see myself having breakfast here in a regular basis.