HK: Old Hong Kong Mido Cafe

We didn't realise that we had walked to Yau Ma Tei until we saw Mido Cafe. Sitting in the middle of Temple St for more than half a century, it was one of the oldest cafe in Hong Kong which had retained the old settings. Therefore, I didn't hesistate to add Mido to my eating list. If not for the food, then would be for the old dining ambience. Furthermore, the food here was not bad.

At 6pm, there was not many customers in Mido. We were lead to the window seats at 2nd floor. A lot of blogger complained that they didn't get the window seats. I felt lucky. Sitting next to the windows, we could watch the hustle and bustle of people at Temple St while having dinner.

The interior

old cashier machine that was not used anymore. Cool?

I ordered the red bean and lotus seed ice(红豆蓮子冰) at HK$17. The presentation was good with layers of lotus seed, red bean and milk. The red bean and lotus seed were very soft and tasted good with the milk. It was more like a sweet dessert than a drink.

The first milk tea we had in Hong Kong. We were quite worried that we would be disappointed. But seemed like we were over worried. Mido hot milk tea was smooth and fragrant. Oh yes, the hot milk tea(热奶茶) was sold at HK$11.

We were told that they need 20 minutes to prepare the Baked Rice with Spare Rib(焗排骨飯). That was good as our legs desperately needed a rest too. :p The bake rice was sold at HK$48, but the portion was quite huge. Sharing was not a bad idea, as more food can be ordered. I noticed Hong Kong food was rather bland compare to Malaysian dishes where lots of spices and seasonings were used, but Hong Kong food emphasized more on the freshness and quality of the ingredients and the cooking techniques. Back to the baked rice, the rice was evenly coated with egg and the boneless spare rib with tomato sauce had made it less boring. Excellent!

After dinner, we took a walk at the Temple St. I took a picture of the famous claypot rice at Temple St. However it was not opened that day.

Mido Cafe 美都餐室
63, Temple Street, Yau Ma Tei 油麻地庙街63地下
Tel: 852-2384-6402
Yau Mai Tei Map