Mido Café (美都餐室)

Mido Café is an institution in the cha chan teng (茶餐厅) scene in Hong Kong.  This café opened for business in 1950 and still retains its original interior – with mosaic tiles on the floors and walls, antiquated ceiling fans, hard bench seating booths and big windows.

This café has been featured in many of Hong Kong television dramas and Hong Kong movies, one of which was TVB drama, Street Fighters (庙街妈兄弟).

We chose a booth beside the window so that I could see the hustle and bustle of the street below and watch the action at the Tin Hau Temple across the street.

As for food, well we tried their famous polo bun/pineapple bun (菠萝包) for starter.  It comes with a slice of butter.  Loved the taste of melted butter onto warm soft bun :).

For the main course, we ordered their signature dish of baked pork chop rice in tomato sauce (焗猪扒饭) and Mido noodles (美都窝面), fried crunchy fried noodles with sliced pork and seafood.

The baked pork chop looked better than it tasted as I felt it had too much tomato sauce.

As for the noodles, there was generous amount of pork and seafood but lacking in gravy.  It was good, taste-wise.

We also ordered iced red beans (紅豆冰), a drink of red beans with a layer of condensed milk and crushed ice.  If you are not a milk person, you can request for less milk.

The bill came to a total of HKD139.  Overall food was average but go for the ambience and a little piece of history.

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